Quora users (bots?) are copying a significant amount of Stack Exchange questions to Quora, without proper attribution. It seems quite systematic.
Examples from https://money.stackexchange.com:
- Are there any issues with sending money outside of the US? https://qr.ae/TV2juJ
- Is Saikyo Sakura Assets Holding a legit company?: https://qr.ae/TV2jNx
Examples from https://travel.stackexchange.com:
- What are the post-DST timezones in the EU/EEA member states?: https://qr.ae/TV2Lnt
- Are there any airlines which offer two complimentary checked bags to all passengers on transatlantic flights?: https://qr.ae/TV2LPt
I'm guessing that some other Stack Exchange websites are affected.
I wonder whether Quora help organize this content theft because when looking at the profiles of the Quora "users" that copy all questions, such as https://www.quora.com/profile/Dex-Jackson/questions (he's the one copying https://money.stackexchange.com's questions) and https://www.quora.com/profile/Steve-Tang-6/questions (he's the one copying https://travel.stackexchange.com's questions), we don't see the questions in the user profiles, which shouldn't be happening and therefore seems to be some kind of cover up only Quora could technically do, as far as I know.
Anyway, how can we make this systematic content license infringement stop?
2020-01-26: I reported Quora users https://www.quora.com/profile/Dex-Jackson and https://www.quora.com/profile/Steve-Tang-6 to Quora on 2020-01-20: Quora has taken no action yet and hasn't communicated with me. I have noticed that some questions posted on Stack Exchange get copied to Quora in less than one minute, which leads me to think that this copyright infringement process from Quora is automated. For example, Is the first day of the offering period always the same as the “grant date” in the context of employee stock purchase plans (ESPP)? got copied to https://qr.ae/TDNjXW by https://www.quora.com/profile/Jordan-Gambrell-2 in less than one minute. I've just reported this Jordan-Gambrell-2 user to Quora. If Quora doesn't take action within 1 week, I will file a complaint to Stack Exchange via https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact.
2020-01-29: I've looked at Quora's content more systematically over the past few days and it is clear that thousands of questions have been copied, and very likely one or two order(s) of magnitude more (I'm guessing >10k questions). Quora still hasn't replied to me. As a result, I have filed a complaint to Stack Exchange via https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact.
2020-03-08: I haven't had any reply from Quora or Stack Exchange. According to this answer from a Stack Exchange employee:
[Stack Exchange] don't send any follow-up because we do nothing with about 99.9% of those reports.
2020-07-07: Further examples by Dex Jackson are documented at the Chinese.SE meta: Someone seems to be copy/pasting question titles to Quora without attribution. It is possible to watch the plagiarism taking place live on Dex Jackson's Quora activity page. We can see on Steve Tang's Quora activity page that Steve is also actively plagiarizing questions from Stack Exchange.
2020-07-09: Further examples by Dex Jackson are documented at the Math.SE meta: Livestream plagiarism of question titles from Math.SE onto Quora where there is a response from Quora; they (failing to see the irony) write:
Thank you for your report. It appears from your claim that you do not own the copyright of the and/or are not authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
We ask that you provide more specific evidence that you own the copyright to the content in question, such as a copyright registration or other information supporting your claim.
Meanwhile, livestream plagiarism continues.
So for now I'm simply double posting my questions on both Stack Exchange and Quora, which on the upside of makes it a bit easier to retrieve the content of questions automatically removed on Stack Exchange.