Copied Content Complaint Letter
Use this template letter of complaint when a website reproduces your content without your consent.
- Duplicate content infringes your copyright and risks search engines penalising you by mistake.
- Many website owners outsource content generation and will be quite happy to take down duplicate content.
- Avoid the time and cost of involving a Solicitor.
- Easy to customise, clear, consise letter template.
Copied Content Complaint Letter Template
Copied content does not benefit any website. Search engines do not like duplicate content in their search indexes and will often remove a website from their listings if it contains copied or duplicated content from another website. Many website owners outsource the creation of their website content to copywriters and so may not be aware that their website has copied content on it. This is because they believe the copywriter will create unique content each time they are commissioned to create content for that website. Such website owners will usually be happy to remove the copied content once they realise that it is not original, however this is not always the case.
As the internet because it is a global entity that anyone can access, website owners and users must remain vigilant at all times. Anyone can create a website and often the security of a website can be hacked by those who know how. Since there is very little government regulation in this area, it is up to a website owner to make sure they are protected. The Copied Content Complaint Letter is designed to enable a you to complain to another website owner in a legal manner, about the replication of your content without your consent.
Copyrights and trademarks are protected by law in England and Wales. When a person or company copies your website content without your consent they are stealing your intellectual property. It is important to ensure that you take action without contravening the law. For example, it is a legal offence to make unjustified threats of trademark infringement. You can use the Copied Content Complaint Letter to make an authorised legal complaint and to ask the offending website owner to either remove the copied content or to begin paying you for the use of that content on a licensed basis.
Once the letter is sent, the content should be removed. If your letter is ignored, you can re-send the letter along with an explanation of your intentions if the content is not removed, for example, that if the content is not removed within 7 days you will issue court proceedings.
Using our Copied Content Complaint Letter Template
The letter is easy to download and use and can be fully customised to meet your needs. You can use it as many times as required in order to protect your content and your business when its information is being misused.
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