Stopping Internet Plagiarism: Contacting the Host

I’ve added the fourth chapter in the “Stopping Internet Plagiarism” series. The guide, when completed, will cover how to stop Internet plagiarism and include information on searching for copycats, dealing with their misuses and protecting your works.

Chapter four, entitled “Contacting the Host“, builds upon chapter three, “Finding the Host“, in offering guidance for shutting down a plagiarist by contacting the people who host his Web site. This chapter delves into the DMCA, “international” copyright law and what hosts expect from you when reporting claims of copyright infringement.

It’s an important chapter for dealing with stubborn cases and explains rights that most people don’t even know they have.

Here’s all of the chapters in the series currently:

1. How to Find Plagiarism
2. Contacting a Plagiarist
3. Finding the Host
4. Contacting the Host

Please feel free to comment on any of them, they are very much works in progress and, like any good system, will be modified as new information comes in and situations change. Thus, your input is especially important.

Also, remember that you can find these articles at any time by looking in the right-hand column of the site.

[tags]Plagiarism, DMCA, Copyright, Content Theft[/tags]

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