Skip to Content

Reporting 'non-published' content on Wattpad

View this policy in your local language:

Română
Pусский
Polski

Tiếng Việt

عربى

 

If the content you are reporting is not a published work please ask the original copyright owner to submit a DMCA takedown notice. At Wattpad, we refer to non-published work as any content that does not have an ISBN, ASIN, or equivalent. This may include content posted on other platforms or websites such as AO3, Tumblr, Inkitt, Radish, and fanfiction.net. Only the owner of the work or legally authorized representatives (not just individuals given permission by the owner) may submit a DMCA takedown notice as there may be legal repercussions. 

The following reporting instructions are for when you are unsure if the work you are reporting is published or not and want us to check out the alleged infringement. Please note, that if you are not the owner and it is not a published work, we will ask you to contact the original owner to have them submit a DMCA takedown notice.

If you know the story you are reporting is a published work and you are not the owner please check out our article: Reporting 'Published' content if you are not the owner. If you are the owner of the work, please submit a DMCA takedown notice: How to file a DMCA takedown notice.

 

How to report on the iOS app

How to report on the Android app

How to report on a Web browser

 

Reporting on the iOS app:

1. When on the main story page of the story you believe is a copyright infringement, click the flag located at the top right-hand side of the app above the cover image

ios reporting page.png

2. When asked why you are reporting this story, select "Copyright Infringement" 

copyright infringement.PNG

3. When asked if you are the original owner, select "I am not the original copyright owner"

not the owner.PNG

4. Select 'This is a copy of a story I found on another website'

non published work.PNG

5. In the text box, please paste a link to a website that provides a free preview of the work (such as Amazon/Kindle or another retailer that allows you to view the first few pages), and any necessary details about the alleged infringement. This way we can compare it with the allegedly infringing content on Wattpad as we will always investigate the report before removing the alleged infringement. Next, click 'Report' in the top right to submit the report.

Reporting on the Android app:

1. When on the main story page of the story you believe is a copyright infringement, click the three dots located at the top right-hand side of the app above the cover image

Reporting button (highlighted).jpg

2. Next, click the Report button located above the cover image to begin your report

android report story button.png

 

3. When asked why you are reporting this story, select "Copyright Infringement" 

copyright infringement.jpg

4. When asked if you are the original owner, select "I am not the original copyright owner"

I am not the owner.jpg

5. Select "This is a copy of a story I found on another website"

reporting non published work.jpg

6. In the text box, please paste a link to a website that provides a free preview of the work (such as Amazon/Kindle or another retailer that allows you to view the first few pages), and any necessary details about the alleged infringement. This way we can compare it with the allegedly infringing content on Wattpad as we will always investigate the report before removing the alleged infringement. Next, click 'Report' in the top right to submit the report.

 

Reporting on Web:

1. When on the main story page of the story you believe is a copyright infringement, click the "Report this story" button on the right side of the page

Report this story button (with highlight).png

2. When asked why you are reporting this story, select "Copyright Infringement" 

copyright infringement (1).png

3. When asked if you are the original owner, select "I am not the original copyright owner"

Not copyright owner.png

4. Select "This is a copy of a story I found on another website."

reporting non-published work.png

5. In the text box, please paste a link to a website that provides a free preview of the work (such as Amazon/Kindle or another retailer that allows you to view the first few pages), and any necessary details about the alleged infringement. This way we can compare it with the allegedly infringing content on Wattpad as we will always investigate the report before removing the alleged infringement. Next, click 'Report' in the top right to submit the report.

 

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.

Was this article helpful?
1 out of 2 found this helpful

Comments

Article is closed for comments.