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Copyright vs. Google spam



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GoogleGuy Says







PostPosted: June 17, 2003 11:35 AM 

Importance: Medium

GG expalins the difference between copyright and spam, and what happens when a site is copied.
GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]
The "&filter=0" just shows all pages, even pages that appear to be duplicates. Normally if there are pages that appear to be duplicates, we try to pick the best one to show (but no heuristic can be perfect--it's like having two people claiming to own the same essay).

If you're seeing one of your own pages listed as a duplicate (e.g. domain.com/index.html shows up instead of www.domain.com/index.html), I wouldn't worry very much. That page should still appear in searches, and probably we can make it into the canonical version over time.

If someone else has copied your page, then you should try to solve the issue with them. In the worst case, you could escalate it to assert your ownership of your page.

This is not really a Google issue, other than the fact that "&filter=0" might allow you to find someone who copied your page. Even if we removed the other person's page (which we wouldn't do without a correct DMCA request, because we can't tell who really owns the page), you could still have the same problem with the other person's page showing up in other search engines.

So: Google tries to be the best reflection of the web that we can, but if someone has copied your page, that's a copyright issue, and not a spam issue. I encourage you to work with the other person to resolve the issue, because even if you did a DMCA request with Google, you'd still have to worry about those pages showing up on other search engines.


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