Hi,

I have just noticed a site in India has taken about 50 of my articles and posted them on their site. They have backlinks to my site, but still, this doesn't sit right with me and they're not really the kind of backlinks I want.

Is it legal? Is there an easy way for me to get them taken down?

Thanks!

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BrightSales Premium
Duplication of anything is illegal. It doesn't sit well with Google, friend. So, don't be engaged with it. Stop that site from doing damage to your hard work. All the best!
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Aussiemuso Premium Plus
That is so not fair. I hope you are able to get them taken down.

Lily
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hollierose Premium
Thanks, waiting for Google to do their magic- I hope!
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hollierose Premium
Thanks!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
It is awesome to see you've got some help from GoDaddy, hope you're able to resolve this sooner.

And you're very welcome.
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hollierose Premium
They said they can help. I just hope they carry through!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Kindly keep us updated on your progress.
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hollierose Premium
GoDaddy doesn't host their website, they only bought the domain name from them so they can't take down the site.
I have filed a copyright claim with Google, I hope they will remove the whole site. They've taken over 100 articles from my site!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I am sorry GoDaddy could not help, however I am hoping Google would be able to help. It is nuisance.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can request Google to remove them with a DMCA request.

A DMCA notice informs a company, web host, search engine, or internet service provider that they are hosting or linking to material that infringes on a copyright. The party that receives the notice should take down the material in question as soon as possible.

Should be in Google's legal pages somewhere.
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hollierose Premium
It looks like DMCA charge to remove duplicate content.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - there are private firms that claim to do this on your behalf for payment, but I'm pretty sure Google does it for free. I cant add a link for some reason but search Google Copyright Help Center.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Believe this may be the link, I just remove the question mark after the numbers

https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3463239
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hollierose Premium
I think I've found it. But for now, I emailed godaddy who host the website. They said they should be able to take it down. Thanks for your help!
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MelWaller Premium Plus
No, tell them to remove the articles.
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hollierose Premium
I emailed them and got a delivery error!
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