How to Remove Your Copied Content (Plagiarism) from Google

Plagiarism is a common thing on the internet. People copy and paste other person creations without any permission. People may blindly copy your blog post, images or video without your proper permission. If these stuff are unique to your site, then you can easily remove those copied articles on the Google search result as well as from any blogger blogs. To file a complaint, you need to verify you’re the owner. Otherwise you may get penalized!

This post gives the step by step instruction on how to fill Google’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act / DMCA form on the Google Webmaster site. You can visit a DMCA form page here. To start reporting click “Create a new notice” link shown in the screen shot below:


On the copyright removal form page, you have to submit your personal information such as First name, Last name, Company name, copyright holder, your email address and your country:


This is used to report one alleged infringement. If you have multiple alleged infringements, then click “Add a new group” at the end of the page. You can submit up to 10 infringements in one report.

In the “Identify and describe the copyrighted work” field you have to describe your item it could be a blog post, image, video, audio anything that belongs to you. For example, the blog post name. Submit your own copyrighted work accessible web link (URL) in the “Where can we see an authorized example of the work” field. For example, the specific blog post URL.

The next step is submitting duplicate material web link in the “Location of infringing material” field. It should be the another website/blog link. Next you need to check both the statements under the “SWORN STATEMENTS”.


Finally you need to submit the date and the signature (your name).


Google web search team usually responds to this complaint very quickly. After I submitted a complaint they responded to me within 24 hours. However blogger team may take up to 7 days to respond.

Visit Google’s DMCA form page here.

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