Recently I came across a site which has nearly 13 questions on Hinduism, all of which are copied from Hinduism SE without proper attribution or credits: http://helptothis.com/.

The question list is available at http://helptothis.com/search.php?cx=partner-pub-5841492570959972%3Aj8iaqq4aljr&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=hinduism.

Where can I report this?

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  • @iammilind Yeah i know, reported many times. You can even use contact us and leave it on SE team to handle Mar 20, 2016 at 7:24
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    Whats the harm in sharing knowledge?.Even the answers that are posted here are copied from scriptural sources.Do this site own copyright of such knowledge?I joined this site to learn more and to share whatever little that i know.So,i don't see a problem if someone shares content from this site on another.Its a punya karma,atleast thts the way i see it.
    – Rickross
    Mar 21, 2016 at 5:54
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    @Rickross Breaking copyright laws can't be considered as punya karma. Mar 21, 2016 at 6:41
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    @AnkitSharma But where is copyright involved in all this? Hinduism.SE doesn't have any right on scriptural sources. It's the thought that counts and as rickross said, it is definitely a punya karma.
    – Pinakin
    Mar 24, 2016 at 5:13
  • @chinmay we are talking about Hinduism.SE question and answer not the scripture. SE don't own scripture but using there QA without permission doesn't seems punya karma to me. SE copyright is similar to wikipedia. Mar 24, 2016 at 9:43
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    @AnkitSharma BTW Doing Punya Karma leads to Heaven and not doing it may lead to Liberation. ;-)
    – iammilind
    Mar 27, 2016 at 15:26
  • @iammilind Not doing Punya may lead to liberation ! how come?Opposite of Punya is Papa ,so one is doing papa if he is not doing punya.Doing punya karmas without the desire of obtaining the fruits of them leads to liberation.
    – Rickross
    Mar 29, 2016 at 7:18
  • To quote/acknowledge the source is sathvik behaviour
    – Narasimham
    Apr 1, 2016 at 20:02

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