TYPGRESS.COM’s appropriation of our WordPress.com content

“Tygpress.com is temporarily out of service due to technical issues. will be back soon…

Tygpress.com was created with an intention to create a blog search site , but due to some techical issues, full contents of respective sites were being displayed instead of just excerpts as intended. We thank the complainants for bringing this issue to our notice and We are extremely sorry to the content owners.” tygpress.com



Tygpress.com was founded in June 2018 and is an aggregating site with posts from many of our blogs as its total content. At the time of this writing, the site is blocked and all you will see if you go to Tygpress.com is the statement I’ve included above.
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So many kind and concerned bloggers have sent me alerts, which I appreciate. Thank you! Every post of mine was appropriated. I know it’s disconcerting (angering) and frustrating.  This is not an expert opinion, but I have to say first that I think our copyrights are intact. I don’t think that’s an issue, though understandably it’s a primary concern. I noted that wherever there was a copyright notice by the content originator, it was included. On my site, I make conspicuous use of copyright for my own work and that of others and for this very reason.  I have no worries about my fellow poets, writers and bloggers, it’s these wild-cards that come up that are a concern.
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If you feel your copyright is compromised you can file a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Takedown. Details on that are HERE.
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I am as I write this awaiting an update from WordPress, which I’ll add to this post when and if one comes in. Having said that, Tygpress.com is not hosted by WordPress, so WordPress can’t take down the site.  There are probably some things it can do. I hope we’ll find out. Meanwhile …
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Digital Ocean is the host and you can email them with your complaint at dmac@digitalocean.com and let them know you want your work deleted from the Tygpress.com and Tygpress.com blocked from stealing your posts in the future should Tygress.com become active again.
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The Domain Name is hosted by Go Daddy.
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The site is owned by a gentleman from Kamataka, Bengaluru, India. It purportedly earns $24.00 U.S. a day and has an estimated value of $8,640.00 U.S. according to a couple of website stat and valuation sites and who knows how accurate these are.
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I hope this is helpful. Feel free to add your thoughts and comments below.

 

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About Jamie Dedes

I am a freelance writer, poet, content editor, and blogger. I also manage "The BeZine" thebezine.com and its associated activities and The Poet by Day jamiededes.com, an info hub for writers meant to encourage good but lesser-known poets, women and minority poets, outsider artists, and artists just finding their voices in maturity. The Poet by Day is dedicated to supporting freedom of artistic expression and human rights. Email thepoetbyday@gmail.com for permissions, commissions, or assignments.

5 thoughts on “TYPGRESS.COM’s appropriation of our WordPress.com content

  1. Thanks for this, Jamie. I feel like you do about our copyright being intact but it’s still creepy to find that entire bodies of work have been taken without permission. It makes me wonder who else out there may have helped themselves to my/our work.

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  2. I emailed the site owner directly at waveban@gmail.com and he removed my posts before the site went down. Even so, good riddance to them! If they can’t figure out how to take a snippet and do the linkback, they don’t deserve to be in business. No one wants their entire body of work there.

    Thanks for the update! 😻

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