Have you ever had your website content copied or stolen?
If you have been running an online business for any substantial period of time, than you probably have experienced that awful sinking feeling when you discover that someone has stolen your content from your website. It doesn’t feel good to know that someone has blatantly stolen the work that you spent days or hours pouring over to create.
So you may be wondering what you can do when someone copies or steals your stuff. There is a law that governs copyright infringement on the internet and its called the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, or DMCA for short. This law makes it relatively easy and inexpensive to have your content removed from a copyright infringer’s website.
Watch this video for my 3 steps to dealing with website copycats including information on how to send a DMCA Takedown Notice to have your website content removed from an infringing website.
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Now that you have a basic understanding of how to respond to website copycats, what do you think? How do you plan to deal with this issue? Let me know in the comments.
FYI – There is a more in-depth lesson on intellectual property which includes a sample DMCA Takedown Notice in my course, The Online Entrepreneur’s Non-Confusing Guide to Business Law. This course will be available again in just a few weeks so join the waiting list if you don’t want to miss it.