# Plagiarism from other sites

I was googling earlier and I found one of my physics.sx answers plagiarized word for word on another site. I do not want to send them traffic so I'm only going to post screenshots of it; the address is pretty clear from the logo, with a dot in between, but I would urge people to not give them the traffic unless they really need to go there.

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It's also clear from their sidebar,

that they have plenty of other physics.sx q&a's on display. If this is as yet undetected I suspect there's going to be sparks flying in places, but I also suspect it can come in handy if I say it: I am uncomfortable with content I generated for this site being displayed elsewhere. If this has already been detected and measures have already been taken to no effect, then... bummer, I guess, and thanks for letting me vent a bit.

• Also, a link or URL would be helpful. – dmckee Aug 8 '13 at 2:51
• I understand the licensing issue and I'm OK with it. This site, however, has no visible attribution and seems to be making believe that I'm a user contributing content to them, and I'm not OK with that. (Is that something that should make me stop posting here? Surely if they re-post my content then my profile should not be more than two clicks away.) – Emilio Pisanty Aug 8 '13 at 3:01
• The site is rqgg .net, the question that drew my attention is http: //www. rqgg.net/ topic/ nzxp-two-photons-transition.html. Please don't give them more traffic than necessary. – Emilio Pisanty Aug 8 '13 at 3:02

## 2 Answers

The content of all Stack Exchange sites is licensed Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike. If the terms are met, then they are allowed to do this.

If the terms are not met, the centralized place for reporting violations of the license is on the mother meta thread for such things. And I see that the first answer there is this very site.

The license under which Stack Exchange distributes user-contributed content, CC-BY-SA 2.5, does allow other sites to reuse that content as long as they follow the attribution guidelines in the terms of service. If you're uncomfortable with your content being displayed elsewhere even when the guidelines are followed, then honestly you should probably stop contributing here because it is a prerequisite of posting that you agree to let SE and other sites redistribute your contributions in this way.

If the site you're pointing out does not follow the attribution guidelines, then that's illegal, and you should check that it is reported in this thread on Meta Stack Overflow.

• Note: the site doesn't follow the guidelines – Manishearth Aug 8 '13 at 3:48