Stolen Content

What to do if your blog posts are stolen by a spam “scraper” site.

Archive for March 2008

baldpotato.biz

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Update: the site is no longer functioning.

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at baldpotato.biz. If one of your posts has been published there without permission, and you are the copyright holder of the material in that post, you can send a copyright infringement notice to the following addresses. This information was obtained from Whois and is believed to be accurate at the time this post was written, but you should confirm it yourself before taking action.

baldpotato.biz appears to be currently hosted on 84.252.148.10, a server managed by a Russian service provider. Their email address for abuse reports is:

abuse@mchost.ru

They do not provide specific instructions for reporting copyright infringement. If your copyrighted material has been used without permission you can send a copyright infringement notice demanding the removal of that material. You should identify the specific URL that contains the infringing copy, state clearly that you are the copyright holder of that material and that you require its immediate removal, and give your full name and contact information.

Please note that the web hosting company merely manages the server on which that site is running; they are not responsible for its content and are probably unaware of its purpose.

Written by Alex

March 21, 2008 at 3:27 am

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marcin.opalnet.pl

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Update: the site is no longer functioning.

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at marcin.opalnet.pl. If one of your posts has been published there without permission, and you are the copyright holder of the material in that post, you can send a copyright infringement notice to the following addresses. This information was obtained from Whois and is believed to be accurate at the time this post was written, but you should confirm it yourself before taking action.

ghostbustershellbent.com appears to be currently hosted on 217.172.33.76, a server managed by a German service provider. Their email address for abuse reports is:

abuse@lightupnet.de

They do not provide specific instructions for reporting copyright infringement. If your copyrighted material has been used without permission you can send a copyright infringement notice demanding the removal of that material. You should identify the specific URL that contains the infringing copy, state clearly that you are the copyright holder of that material and that you require its immediate removal, and give your full name and contact information.

Please note that the web hosting company merely manages the server on which that site is running; they are not responsible for its content and are probably unaware of its purpose.

Written by Alex

March 21, 2008 at 3:22 am

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ghostbustershellbent.com

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Update: the site is no longer functioning.

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at ghostbustershellbent.com. If one of your posts has been published there without permission, and you are the copyright holder of the material in that post, you can send a DMCA notice to the following addresses. This information was obtained from Whois and is believed to be accurate at the time this post was written, but you should confirm it yourself before taking action.

ghostbustershellbent.com appears to be currently hosted on 74.54.143.50, a server managed by the web hosting company HostGator. Their DMCA email address is:

abuse@hostgator.com

Complete instructions for sending a DMCA takedown notice to HostGator are available here. You must include all of the information as instructed there, including a copy of the declaration with your full name and contact information filled in. In particular your DMCA notice must identify the specific URL of the post or page where your content has been copied without permission. Remember that making a false declaration in a DMCA takedown notice is illegal.

Please note that the web hosting company merely manages the server on which that site is running; they are not responsible for its content and are probably unaware of its purpose.

Written by Alex

March 20, 2008 at 11:39 pm

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collectiblepro.com

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Update: HostGator has suspended the site.

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at collectiblepro.com. If one of your posts has been published there without permission, and you are the copyright holder of the material in that post, you can send a DMCA notice to the following addresses. This information was obtained from Whois and is believed to be accurate at the time this post was written, but you should confirm it yourself before taking action.

collectiblepro.com appears to be currently hosted on a server managed by the web hosting company HostGator. Their DMCA email address is:

abuse@hostgator.com

Complete instructions for sending a DMCA takedown notice to HostGator are available here. You must include all of the information as instructed there, including a copy of the declaration with your full name and contact information filled in. In particular your DMCA notice must identify the specific URL of the post or page where your content has been copied without permission. Remember that making a false declaration in a DMCA takedown notice is illegal.

Please note that the web hosting company merely manages the server on which that site is running; they are not responsible for its content and are probably unaware of its purpose.

Written by Alex

March 20, 2008 at 1:07 am

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theparody.net

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Update: the domain still exists but the scraper site is no longer functioning.

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at theparody.net. If one of your posts has been published there without permission, and you are the copyright holder of the material in that post, you can send a DMCA notice to the following addresses. This information was obtained from Whois and is believed to be accurate at the time this post was written, but you should confirm it yourself before taking action.

theparody.net appears to be currently hosted at 75.126.110.8 which is managed by the web hosting company SoftLayer. Their DMCA email address is:

copyright@softlayer.com

Complete instructions for sending a DMCA takedown notice to SoftLayer are available here. You must include all of the information as instructed there, including a copy of the declaration with your full name and contact information filled in. In particular your DMCA notice must identify the specific URL of the post or page where your content has been copied without permission. Remember that making a false declaration in a DMCA takedown notice is illegal.

Please note that the web hosting company merely manages the server on which that site is running; they are not responsible for its content and are probably unaware of its purpose.

Written by Alex

March 19, 2008 at 4:31 am

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baddebtlive.com

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Update: the site is no longer functioning.

We’ve had some reports of posts being republished without permission at baddebtlive.com. If one of your posts has been published there without permission, and you are the copyright holder of the material in that post, you can send a DMCA notice to the following addresses. This information was obtained from Whois and is believed to be accurate, but you should confirm it yourself before taking action.

baddebtlive.com appears to be hosted at HostGator. Their contact email address for DMCA notices is:

abuse@hostgator.com

Instructions for sending a DMCA takedown notice to HostGator are available here. You must include all of the information as instructed there, including a copy of the declaration with your full name and contact information filled in.

Your DMCA notice must identify the specific URL of the post where your content has been copied without permission. You do not need to include a link to your original copy.

Please note that making a false declaration in a DMCA takedown notice is illegal. The web hosting company is not responsible for creating that site; they are most likely unaware of its presence.

Written by Alex

March 18, 2008 at 1:59 am

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