What action do you take when you see someone duplicate content originally published on your own blog, be it a video, podcast or image?

You simply document a DMCA complaint. Google pays attention to these complaints and handles such with legal actions. I have once published a training resource regarding DMCA, and you can access it here.

Google has a DMCA request page where you can always view the number of DMCA requests processed so far by Google. You can likewise enter your website URL to view the number of DMCA takedown solicitations that have been made against your website and every other thing identified with it.

Despite the fact that Google makes frantic efforts not to commit errors in the course of processing DMCA requests, there can be blunders as these solicitations are processed by people.

So, if you've got an email from Google with the subject, “Notice of DMCA Removal from Google Search”, know that a DMCA request has been made against you asking Google to delist some URLs or content from the search.

When you receive such an email from Google, note that there may be some mistakes as requests are completely processed by humans and you should know the right step to take in such a circumstance.

Have you received a DMCA takedown notice from Google? If you’ve received one, did you examine the issue properly in case there could be some mix-ups somewhere?

Literally, Google processes requests for certain URLs, content or domains to be delisted from the search due to copyright infringement, but you are permitted under the law to document a counter-notice.



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SnazzyIT Premium
Awesome! thanks for directing me to this training as well Israel, :)
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Israel17 Premium
It's all my pleasure, Snazzy. Kudos to you for accepting to be directed as such! Hope you'll find this helpful too in case you may experience such an occurrence in the future of this business! Thanks for finding it awesome! You're always cherished, my friend. Catch you soon!

Israel Olatunji
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SnazzyIT Premium
You also my friend :)
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ChrisP3 Premium
Thanks for the training. Thats filled a gap in my knowledge. Chris
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Israel17 Premium
Excellent, Chris! Thanks for reading this training! Glad to know you found it very helpful for your online business! It's good to note that you may actually face the Google's penalty if your content is copied elsewhere and it ranks higher there than on your original page. You'll lose tons of traffic and ranking and the link to the original material on your own blog will be removed from Google search completely. That's why I had to write this piece for everyone who is not yet informed about Digital Millenium Copyright Acts (DMCA).

Israel Olatunji
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RAISHELL1 Premium
This aritcle causes a bit confusion for me; being new to this, my concern would be someone accusing me of stealing their content. I say this because I am sure I've seen it suggested somewhere in the training that we take content from other sites for our own. Could you address when it is legal to "borrow" content and when it is not?
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Israel17 Premium
No need to get confused at all, RAISHELL1! One thing is that there's a possible occurrence of most of the articles on your site being identical, related or similar to those of other sites. When such site owners discover this from the search, they may want to take certain actions such as issuing a notice of DMCA removal from Google search, contacting you directly notifying you of the duplicate material found on your site, reporting you to your advertisers and many more.

In this training, I suggested an excellent way to tackle and counter such a claim, that's, issuing a counter-notice to Google, though this is highly legally implicating if you're not 100% sure you're not guilty of this claim.

There's truly something like content outsourcing but what I do most is that I simply run all of my content through a strong plagiarism checker tool ascertaining that I always maintain a 100% unique post all the time. If there's something else you may want me to clarify which is not yet mentioned above, do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks for reading this training!

Israel Olatunji
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YumaBloggers Premium
I have found the biggest ways to find yourself on the losing end of DMCA is to improperly source images, and to higher cheap article writers off Fiverr. Ask yourself would you write 1500 words for $ 5-lifetime earnings.
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Israel17 Premium
Thanks for your comment, YumaBloggers! Kudos for the discovery on how one can easily lose with DMCA which is sourcing images the wrong way. That's highly-contributing. It's noteworthy. Thanks for this great and awesome contribution to this tutorial!

Israel Olatunji
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