Blogger on plagiarism: Sorry, we can’t help you

Some of you may still remember from Digitalpoint, that a few weeks ago, a blogger stole one of my Adsense tips articles.

Of course I got mad, because It’s not the first time I’ve been ripped. I have been ripped before with designs, layouts, content, copyrighted material, images etc. It’s just that I can’t bare to see plagiarism anymore and I am pissed of at those people that get other’s hard work.

Since Blogger is in the middle of my problem, I said: Hey, this will be a breeze. I’ll jsut e-mail them and they’ll surely help with the removal of that blog/post with my copyrighted content.

Well NO.. It’s not like that. Blogger will not help me at all. Watch the discussions below, and draw your own conclusions:

1. My initial e-mail:

Hello there,

Please take appropiate measures so that this blog is taken down, and never
before allowed to have any other blog at Blogger:

He STOLE a whole article of mine. There were about 80 comments on his
page, from people swearing him about his stealing :

Google cache (because he removed the comments some days ago).

Please do something about it. Thanks.


2. Blogger’s response:


Thank you for your note. Blogger is a provider of content creation tools,
not a mediator of that content. We allow our users to create blogs, but we
don’t make any claims about the content of these pages. In cases where
contact information for the author is listed on the page, we recommend
working directly with this person to have this information removed or

The Blogger Team

3. My second e-mail


So Blogger encourages plagiarism and does nothing to protect the ones beeing plagiated, but tells me to contact the owner and resolve this with him ?

The owner doesn’t give a damn about it. If you would’ve taken 1 minute from your time to actually read the page I gave you with the Google cache, you would’ve realised that.

It’s always nice to see this. And it’s good to know for the future.

Thank you.

4. Blogger’s position on plagiarism done by their members


Based on our policies regarding content removal, we are unable to remove
the content in question. We apologize that we cannot assist you further at
this time.

The Blogger Team

My thoughts on this issue

I actually don’t advise any of you to e-mail them about any blog stealing your content. The blogs network is a plagiarism enabled network, they are unable to remove stolen content (come on people…..) and the only practical thing you can do, is watch your content beeing ripped off.

And if I think of the fact that this guy stole my article, and left the images hotlinked to my blog, it makes my sick. I mean how more stupid than that can you be ?

Moreover when I contacted them (I did sent them e-mails in the past days too as well as posted on their Blogger help group) I didn’t knew what freakin’ option to choose at their contact form. They address everything BUT plagiarism and security issues.

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Cristian Mezei

I am myself.

7 thoughts on “Blogger on plagiarism: Sorry, we can’t help you”

  1. If the above statements are all they have to offer me, as a freakin’ BIG company, I won’t bother. It’s just an article and I have bigger fish to attend to.

    I’m just afraid for those other thousands of website owners which get ripped every day. Content networks like Blogger don’t seem to look after security or intelectual property anymore.

    THat sucks.

    PS: Bill, please change your URL, because every comment of yours has : http://www.seobythesea.come (notice the ending “e”).

  2. Sorry about that – I’ve changed it.

    This does sound like it might enter the area of contributory copyright infringement.

    A DMCA complaint isn’t difficult to fill out – , and examples of Cease and Desist letters can be found at

    If they refuse to respond to either of those types of documents, then you may want to consider filing a small claims court suit against them. :)

  3. Bill is right. You need to file a DMCA notice against Google, the owner of Blogger, I have done this several times before and found that it works very well. However, Google has some strange DMCA requirements, you might want to read this article before you begin.

    If you need any help gathering up a DMCA template, just let me know, I’ll gladly help out.

    The bottom line is that most hosts can not and will not remove content for copyright infringement without a DMCA notice. This is not their fault, this is what the law says they have to have before they can act. There is a procedure to handle these things and it does work.

    Let me know if I can help you in any way, just use the contact form on my site if you have any questions.

  4. I don’t know if it is just me but something is wrong with your blog. I tried in FF and IE. Your content is going off the left side.

  5. It seems to start after your 2nd quote. You have to be carefull about what you put in a post. I was talking about the html tag noframes and when I published my post it hosed my blog. It scared me I thought my db was currupt or something. I finally recreated the blog post a little at a time until it broke then I saw that when it broke it was the paragraph that had the refference to the noframes tag.

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