If someone has posted your original Wattpad story or image onto another website you are entitled to submit a copyright report. Wattpad cannot report on your behalf, so here is some information on how to do it yourself.
Who should I contact?
On the homepage of the website where your story has been copied, look for tabs such as Support, Help, Contact Us or DMCA. These links can sometimes be found at the very top or very bottom of the web page. Depending on the size and popularity of the website, you may have to fill out an online form or send an email to the website’s support staff.
Tip: If you are still unable to find the right contact information, try searching for “[website name] report copyright” through your preferred search engine.
What information should I include?
If the website requires you to fill out a form, be sure to include all the information that is being requested. Alternatively, if you have to contact the web administrators through email, include the following information:
- The title of your original work, the date it was posted onto Wattpad, and the direct link/URL to your story on Wattpad
- The title of the copied work, the date it was posted (if available), and the direct link/URL to the page it’s posted on
- A description of what has been copied (i.e. a portion of your story has been copied, your entire story has been copied, translation, etc.)
- Ask for an update on the actions being taken and provide instructions on the best way to contact you (an email address will do)
If you are requested to provide an official Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Take-down notice, please refer to DMCA Section 512(3) Elements of notification to see what type of information needs to be included.
If your content is being infringed by an app and they do not respond to your direct takedown notice, you should file one directly with the platform it is available on. For example, the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
We also recommend checking out our Support Bot when looking for quick answers! You can find our bot by clicking on the icon in the bottom right corner of the Help Center (https://support.wattpad.com/hc/en-us), or going to your Settings > Help Center on the app.