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    • Svein, it’s not even a reblog. They are harvesting our work without our permission. If you look at their site, there are thousands of links to articles on there. I found one of your posts on their site and for some of us, there are many of our posts on their site.

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      • Well, you could try to send them a bill – say a couple of hundred dollars for each article they have stolen, but most likely you won’t see any money before a lawyer is into play, and somehow I don’t think that will do the trick either. Who are they? You don’t know?! ANd they could be kids not knowing better, but if they collect revenues via advertising on their blog, it’s another matter. Then you could give it to a lkawyer and let him keep whatever he may be able to get out of it?
        OK, so you don’t get any funds, but you will probably HAve sent a very strong signal and probably stopped them for doing this in the future? Please have in mind that the laws of India are rather different than those of Europe and the US!
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  1. I filled out a copyright infringement takedown notice on GoDaddy last night. It’s a bit of a hassle, but Teresa recommended it, and I didn’t see any way to contact the site itself. So angry that people do this.

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  2. Hello…Thank you for this informative post. Curious I brought up the site and ‘yes’ found some of my stuff. I remember awhile back when I googled myself to find bloggers’ posts on a site other than my social network. Blogging is a hobby for me and I forewarned myself to refrain from sharing details for a potential book. It’s a rotten shame when others copy someone’s work which can take hours of time to write. Good Luck!

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    • I agree it’s very unfair. I had considered sharing excerpts from my e-books but not now. My concerns now are reblogging work of others, which many of us do for sharing and promotional reasons, however, with the intent it remains within our own community.

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  3. I made this comment over at my blog, but I’ll repost it here:

    I took a look at the tygpress.com website and there was a search box. I typed in the name of my blog (in quotes) and it gave me a page of blog posts by a few of my readers (Ally Bean, Jim Adams) and a bunch of A to Z Challenge related articles. None from my blog, but it was as though it was grabbing articles that were sorta-kinda related to my blog. When I put your blog name in, It came back with a few pages from your blog as well as a blog called A La Carte.

    In short, I haven’t a clue what’s going on… I’m not even sure that it’s an individual that’s running the page, more like a bot. I did turn up an address that seems to be an alternate for it, tygpress.prox4you.pro, but can’t find any whois data on it. The name suggests that it’s a proxy server, and I’ve been getting a lot of spam from and about proxy servers.

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  4. That action should be reported to WP. They are generally fast at following-up. I didn’t see a link to the site you mentioned, but will click on the bottom link to see if it is privately hosted. If it is, then a DMCA take down notice might apply.

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    • Here’s the latest on the site! This wording was on their site this morning.

      Tygpress.com is temporarily out of service due to technical issues. will be back soon…
      Tygpress.com was created with an intention to create a blog search site , but due to some techical issues, full contents of respective sites were being displayed instead of just excerpts as intended. We thank the complainants for bringing this issue to our notice and We are extremely sorry to the content owners.

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