What are reasons for website thefts? And how to counter them?
By: HTS Hosting
But what if the content you have published on your website, have been stolen and the same content is available on other website as well. This is the case of website theft.
The content, the designs you publish on your websites belongs to you and you don't need to file copyright law for it.
But with the vast use of internet and the increasing number of internet users, the protection of your website has become more crucial. Creating an original content takes a good amount of time and thinking but it takes a second to get copied or stolen by other internet user. Now the question is how one can protect their website which is available on the public domain and where everybody can have access to it.
In order to counter such incidents or website thefts there are some tools and tricks which publishers and companies uses in order to protect their website.
The first and foremost tool is google alert, it gives you notification whenever your content has been used by other without your permission and approval. It is the simplest way to find the copied content and icing on the cake is that it is absolutely FREE!
It stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This is the kind of right the owners have when they believe their content has been stolen. It provides 2 free full scan of the website and you can go for their pro plans to get monthly website scan done as much as you want.
It is one of the oldest tool available which allows you to check the existing URL for the duplicate content. It also have free feature however, with free subscription, the number of results are limited and to get the maximum number pf results, one can go with their premium service.
How to get this issue resolved:
Inform the offending site that the content has been stolen and tell them to take it down immediately before the final DMCA complaint.
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