Someone stole my content...now what??

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I just found out that someone took my sales copy word-for-word from one of my WSO's:

http://www.warriorforum.com/warriors...only-10-a.html

Their site:

ServiceBacklink

They even stole my testimonials and kept my Warrior username in the copy!!

Anyhow, I sent them an email asking them to take it down, but is there anything else that I can do?
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  • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
    Originally Posted by royljestr View Post

    Someone stole my content...now what??



    Welcome... to the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Someone stole my content too. We were discussing it here. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post4449460


    Some good info from warriors on the subject.

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    • Profile picture of the author ThomasOMalley
      I won't worry about it...there wasn't much copy to steal...LOLOL.
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      • Profile picture of the author royljestr
        Originally Posted by ThomasOMalley View Post

        I won't worry about it...there wasn't much copy to steal...LOLOL.

        I know! That's the funny thing! The guy couldn't take a few minutes and come up with his own content??
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  • Profile picture of the author sdbagley
    I have had content stolen plenty of times, and even backgrounds and graphics i created stolen right off my site. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I did not feel flattered as they gave me nor my site any kudos or thanks at all.
    You could contact them and confront them, although not sure how effective that might be, or maybe compromise and offer to help them write something more unique for their own site?
    Or even just let them have your old content and write something fresh for yours?
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    • Profile picture of the author vampiro
      Is there an internet organization that is taking care of this problem? An org that would punish copyright infringement cases...

      I hope there is one.
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  • Profile picture of the author robfrancis
    Originally Posted by royljestr View Post

    I just found out that someone took my sales copy word-for-word from one of my WSO's:
    They even stole my testimonials and kept my Warrior username in the copy!!

    Anyhow, I sent them an email asking them to take it down, but is there anything else that I can do?
    Hi royljestr,

    I'm really sorry that this has happened to you. It is not flattering at all and when it happens you go through a whole slew of feelings. For me it was a mixture of anger and powerlessness.

    One thought would be to do a whois on their domain and find out the registrar or possibly the web host (this may be their own server telehoused at an ISP so it doesn't always work). If you contact the registrar or web host provider and let them know about this infringement they have been known to turn off sites before (or in some case email owners asking them to remedy this).

    Another thought (out there I know) might be to contact PayPal and complain. I find it hard to get anything other than an automated response from them these days.

    I still see content I've written on pages that are not mine complete with my name and everything!

    Also, I've sent you a PM regarding your service.

    Regards,
    Rob Francis
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  • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
    Four words for you:

    Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

    Send their webhost a notice citing the act. Their site will likely be down ASAP. They stole your work, their host is facilitating the continuation of the theft. And their host has bigger pockets and more to lose than they do.

    But if you do, keep this in mind: IANAL. That is, I Am Not A Lawyer. Don't even play one on TV, let alone the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mel White
      Originally Posted by ahlexis View Post

      Four words for you:

      Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

      Send their webhost a notice citing the act. Their site will likely be down ASAP. They stole your work, their host is facilitating the continuation of the theft.
      I've used this tactic when people stole artwork. Be nice, be firm, make sure the copy of the complaint gets to the OWNER of the server... not to the webmaster of the site.

      ...you did have a copyright statement at the bottom of your page, right?

      And is this guy an affiliate of yours? If the book is an affiliate book from someone else, contact the person making the book available and have them remove this rash person from their validated affiliates.
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  • Profile picture of the author xzlana
    How to prevent plagiarism Copyscape - Preventing Plagiarism of Your Online Content
    Here's some info on how to deal with content scrapers also webceo.com/newsletter/issue-18/
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Lambency
    Well.. they didn't copy your WSO word for word...

    They changed your $10 price to $20.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
      Originally Posted by Scott Lambency View Post

      Well.. they didn't copy your WSO word for word...

      They changed your $10 price to $20.
      I lol'd...

      I guess they're in the clear.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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        Originally Posted by royljestr View Post

        I just found out that someone took my sales copy word-for-word from one of my WSO's:

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        Their site:

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        They even stole my testimonials and kept my Warrior username in the copy!!

        Anyhow, I sent them an email asking them to take it down, but is there anything else that I can do?
        Originally Posted by vampiro View Post

        Is there an internet organization that is taking care of this problem? An org that would punish copyright infringement cases...

        I hope there is one.
        Contact both their hosting company and if that fails their ISP.

        Or...

        Issue a DMCA Notice against the offending party. Details below...

        DMCA Website Protection & Takedown Services - DMCA.com
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        • Profile picture of the author wilmath
          Google will often punish duplicate content by not indexing it. However,that won't help if the copycat is buying traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blacklisted
    This is His other dother domain and info indonetmedia.com

    Registration Service Provided By: INDONETMEDIA
    Contact: +62.2291103309

    Domain Name: SERVICEBACKLINK.COM

    Registrant:
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    Michael Stefanus (@gmail.com)
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    Creation Date: 29-Jul-2011
    Expiration Date: 29-Jul-2012

    Domain servers in listed order:
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    Administrative Contact:
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    Michael Stefanus (@gmail.com)
    kauman 137
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    Jawa Timur,67153
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    Tel. +62.08563557285

    Technical Contact:
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    Michael Stefanus (@gmail.com)
    kauman 137
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    Jawa Timur,67153
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    Tel. +62.08563557285

    Billing Contact:
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    Michael Stefanus (@gmail.com)
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    Jawa Timur,67153
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    • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
      Originally Posted by Blacklisted View Post

      Jawa Timur,67153
      ID
      Tel. +62.08563557285
      Wow, I never heard of good ole' Jawa Timur Idaho...
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  • Profile picture of the author Blacklisted
    and also think the guy had linkedin profile michael stefanus - Indonesia | LinkedIn
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    • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
      Hi royljestr,

      I truly feel your pain. Pete's strategy is on track.

      In addition, if you have funds available, you may want to retain an attorney versed in Internet marketing law to do the heavy lifting.

      Below are a couple of attorneys I know to have the goods:

      1. Bob Silber

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      2. Mike Young Esq.

      Internet Lawyer - Texas

      Both are very competent.

      Personally speaking, when it comes to legal matters, although I understand legal strategy, there are lots of "gotcha's" that can easily trip you up.

      So if the matter is enough of a tick under your skin, you may want to retain an attorney who knows exactly what to do.

      There are several issues (and opportunities) that I see, but talking to an attorney would be your best strategy.

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  • Profile picture of the author Blacklisted
    and by the way.. the gmail is not blank@gmai . com its blood231@gmail.com
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