View Poll Results: Have you ever reported copyright infringement or spam to an affiliate program?

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  • No, I've never reported copyright infringement or spam to an affiliate program

    3 42.86%
  • Yes, and it helped in resolving the issue.

    1 14.29%
  • Yes, but it did not help in resolving the issue.

    2 28.57%
  • Yes, multiple times. It helped sometimes and not others.

    1 14.29%
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    Question Have you ever reported copyright infringement or spam to an affiliate program?

    No webmaster likes material they wrote for their sites copied by other webmasters without permission. And webmasters generally don't like it when other gambling affiliates spam people because it damages all of us by damaging the reputation of the industry as a whole.

    Responding to webmasters that copy material from you site can sometimes feel like swimming against the tide. But there are strategies that can work. Sometimes webmasters will clean up their copyright violations when confronted by another webmaster. Copyright infringement notices sent to Google can also be effective. And there are many affiliate programs that will sever relationships with webmasters that violate the intellectual property rights of others or that send out spam email in violation of the program's terms and conditions.

    For this week's poll question, I'd like to find out how many webmasters have complained to an affiliate program about the actions of other webmasters. And, if you have complained, did you feel the affiliate program took the complaint seriously, and handled it in a way that made you feel the program addressed the issue raised?

    Share your stories, good and bad, about issues you have had with other webmasters and whether you've ever enlisted the assistance of affiliate programs in resolving them.

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    Fortunately I never had problems with someone copying my content. Or maybe I just didn't found the copiers.

    If I find someone who copies my content I would first contact him directly. If he doesn't listen or does it again I would go for other strategies. Contact the affiliate programs will be a good way to get him to listen. If he is active on GPWA, you can start a thread about him. And ask GPWA to remove the GPWA seal if he has one.

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    Yes and to be fair Louis at income access was a massive help, plus a few more that got involved, namely hodgey and Gemma at betvictor

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    And Luke at paddy power

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    i voted Yes, but it did not help in resolving the issue.

    several times i try to report and give it on silver platter with affiliate tags and all but to no avail, very seldom do i see a positive response or feedback.
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    I have and continue to report copyright infringements to affiliate programs, webmasters, Google, and I've filed DMCAs.

    Typically, I try to contact the webmaster responsible for the infringement. However, if they are running private (registration) I don't bother trying to figure out who owns the site. Additionally, if they are writing under a pseudonym or if I believe they are, I won't try to contact them either.

    I have to say that EVERY time I've gone to affiliate programs (twice), Google, or DMCA - I've been successful in having the copied content removed. I wish my 100% win rate was the same for contacting webmasters. I get excuses, justifications on why it is OK (to copy), litigated BS on how it isn't copying, or a line of BS that "it is impossible that we copied you because we have an in house writer and/or I write all the content myself".

    *** NEWSFLASH *** If my website is a source - and unless you paid me to do your research for you and unless you cite my site as your source - you copied my writing. I will win every time - eventually.

    I've been accused of being a bully, lying about being copied, and I've even been accused of being worried that I'm facing competition for my keywords. It is even funnier when they go to forums to whine or get advice, as their mates pile on and either give horrible advice or they blindly back the accused - and then still one way or the other end up either removing the copied content or face consequences. I take my writing VERY seriously.

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