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My instructable was posted on a website and I wasn't given credit Answered

I hope I am in the right area to post this...
I am a newbie to the art of step-by-step instruction and instructables as a whole.  I have really enjoyed being a part of this community and sharing ideas with all of you.  However, I just had an experience where I found my instructable on this website.

She did not give me any type of credit and made it appear that she had created it herself.  I am awaiting a response from her as I write this.  I saw a great deal of other instructable "family" on the site as well.  They too were not given credit.  So i ask...what do you do with this type of situation?


Each Instructable has a license which outlines the limitations of reposting that work. If your project is posted elsewhere without your permission, without attribution, or beyond what the copyright allows, you are advised to contact the site/individual and request proper attribution. If you do net get satisfaction you can complete a DMCA takedown notice and send it to the ISP that is hosting the content. 

For this particular issue, individual authors are encouraged to contact http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/

(as others have stated)

This particular blogger has refused to abide by the instructables license. I don't know if her deleted comments are available to you, but she chose to make threats against instructables instead of complying with the licenses.

The copyright holder (the person who wrote the Instructable) has to be the one to issue a DMCA.

Oh, I get that, but it doesn't preclude a nice request to do the right thing.

She has stolen from so many authors, organising them to make the separate requests is a silly-big job.

Maybe some larger, umbrella organisation, with access to her email address, could have a little word... ;-)

Here is another example of a popular instructable being hijacked...
This was listed on the Word Press with no credit given http://hraygurl.wordpress.com/2013/10/page/6/
If you scroll down to the end of the page its listed under multiple categories including "Hraygurls How-Tos"

Here is the instructable link for the actual posting https://www.instructables.com/id/Bloody-Pumpkin-Fountain/

It is sad this site can not be taken down. So many authors are being discredited by this hack of a blogger whose only claim to fame is stealing and plagiarizing other people's work. Shoot, she has the winner of the decorations from last year's Halloween contest on there. I did contact the lady who posted the test tube bubbler (through our hauntforum pages) to let her know. Hopefully they can get their instructable removed.

So sad someone has so little class as to take another's work and use it as their own.

It seems they have stolen more than one instructable.

So..I would take it that I missed a few postings? Looks like quite a few disappeared. Did she remove them or did an administrator take them down? I did fill out the form you suggested on WordPress. But, I haven't heard anything else from them.

I think she removed them, since I pointed out the inevitable consequences of various threats she tried to make.

It's quite bizarre browsing her blog, since I have seen most of the content before, here. Unfortunately, the way Wordpress seems to work, individual authors must complain about individual postings before they act. The one she stole from you is gone, for instance.

Threats? That's really disappointing. It could have easily been remedied without heading down a path like that. For Shame.

She threatened to warn folk off the site on her radio shows, which I pointed out would actually send her listeners here, revealing to them the way she had stolen content. It may be coincidence, but that was the moment all her comments disappeared.

So sad, when she could have made all her blog entries entirely legitimate, just by adding links back to the originals.

(You ought to mention that when you fill in the takedown notice.)


She hasn't taken down the other projects, though...

Here is a perfect example....http://hraygurl.wordpress.com/2013/10/page/5/
This was created by "Some Dork" (that the name...please don't think I'm being mean. Here is the link to his instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Spirit-Lights/
So do I notify him/her of this?

If you have written any instructables, I suggest you search hraygurl's blog for it.

If you find yoyr work has been posted without correct attribution, you need the WordPress takedown form at:


Thank you thematthatter!!! I don't mind her posting it it was just the issue of her not giving credit!

if you click on the reply at the top of the comment it lets the person know who you are replying to. (and it makes it easier to follow posts :))

I submitted the information Kiteman. I did notice a great deal of instructables on the website and I also noted that when I filed the document. I am unable to identify every instructable author because there are so many!

I commented on her re-post of your project, but it seems to still be awaiting moderation. Can't think why...

So, I've left a comment on her twitter timeline, but she doesn't seem to have noticed it yet.

I gathered some S2 on this Heather,
Using information she posted on facepage , she lives in central Indiana, plays farm heros saga (probably cause she aint good at candy crush).
she doesn't know how to drive, she is about ~31ish. She has a bad taste in movies, hasn't completed college. May have emotional/developmental difficulties, and probably doesn't have a boyfriend.

Don't even mess with her, only talk to wordpress. Every hosting company normally has a link that authors can use for copyright infringements.

if you got a couple minutes you could contact the other authors, they would probably appreciate the heads up.