I recently discovered that my blog content (new blog posts) are automatically being scraped/illegally copied in full onto the website, Dollsbybertrand dot com. This site has a link under the menu that reads, Doll Collecting (Blog) which links readers to a page on their site that contains my most recent blog post. Titles of my blog posts also appear in search results with the URL of that website in the URL address, which makes my copied material appear to have originated from their site.
I have sent requests for the link and scraping to be removed/discontinued, but the requests have been ignored. My most recent email was sent to the site administrator, owner, billing, and everyone else associated with the website after gaining the source information from the WHOIS privacy service, contactprivacy.com. The note I sent is copied below:
I am the author of the Black Doll Collecting blog at Blogspot.com. Your site currently links to my blog content from your home page to a site that appears to be the original source of the blog. This is content scraping. You do not have my permission to use my original content and images as your own.Please remove the link to my Black Doll Collecting blog from the main page of your Dollsbybertrand.com website immediately. I have tried to contact you twice through the contact link on your website with this request, yet my blog posts continue to feed onto your site and are also found on Google searches as though they originated from your site. My materials are copyright protected. If you want to avoid copyright infringement ramifications, I ask you to immediately remove the link to my blog from your Dollsbybertrand.com site, remove it from any other sites that are scraping my content, and remove any additional scraping tools you are using to copy my content.Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.An official notification will follow.Debbie Behan Garrett
There is also a Facebook page under the name Robert Talley with status updates that are only links to my scraped blog posts. The Facebook intro reads as follows:
Thank you for reading this original post published by Debbie Behan Garrett at blackdollcollecting.blogspot.com. If you read from any other source, such as Dollsbybertrand . com, you read from a site that has scraped my original content. They say imitation is the best form of flattery. I am not flattered by those who steal or otherwise use my content without my express permission.
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