The comments are very informative and I recommend reading through them all.
The basic problem is, you find your content being republished on some other site without your permission and want to stop them. Some of the suggestions are:
- Alyk starts with the soft approach suggesting that you email them and ask them nicely to stop. This might actually work now and then, but for the hard core sploggers, you'll never find an email address and emailing may just tell them to add a live email address to their email spam lists. Yikes!
- Jennifer suggests filing a TOS complaint with their hosting provider. She also suggests reading:
- Jonathan Bailey suggests filing a DMCA with their hosting provider or file a complaint with their advertisers.
Jonathan seems to have some solid background on this problem. You might just want to check out his blog, Plagiarism Today.
- Israel Jobs suggests:
report them as spam to Google here:
Harder: submit a dmca complaint to Google:
Having fought spam for many years, the best way to deal with this is to go after their pocket book. Track down an AdSense ID, file a complaint with Google or their other advertisers. If they can't make money easily, they'll look for other prey.
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