Update: No Word from Google

Though I hate to post an update with no significant new information in it, I wanted to take a moment and quell the questions. I have not heard anything from Google regarding my Bitacle DMCA notice at this time.

This is not entirely shocking as Google’s response time does vary pretty wildly. Also, never having submitted a notice to Adsense nor one this large to any company, I have no idea how long I should expect to wait.

Still, this morning does mark 48 hours and tomorrow will mark 72. If I have not heard anything by Monday, I will resend the notice. If that fails, I have other options that I am looking at.

The good news is that I am currently working with the nice folks at FeedBurner to find new ways to stop Bitacle and am reaching out to others in the field.

The goal is to not simply wait for Google to respond, but to bring as many people as possible into the matter. I’m encouraging everyone who is being ripped off by Bitacle to submit a similar notice to Google Adsense. I already have DMCA template and other information for use to that end.

If Bitacle has taken too many pieces to effectively list all (I was able to list 250), consider just reporting on the first 25. The point is to get the notices in to Google so they can get a better picture of what is going on.

In the meantime, I’ll keep everyone updated as to what I find out.

Tags: Bitacle, Content Theft, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Law, DMCA, Google, Plagiarism, RSS, Scraping, Splogging, Splogs

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