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    How to protect Copyright Material ?

    Hi,

    I would like to know the proper actions that someone can take to pursue other people or website who steal and publish other people's copyrighted material on the internet?

    This has happened!

    Do I lodge complaints to their web host? how?

    Any suggestions?

    Appreciate your help.

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    Anyone?

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    Did you google it? I found this:

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/conten...ng/3232639.htm

    Here's Google's page on filing a DMCA:

    http://www.google.com/dmca.html

    I've had quite a bit of experience with trademarks, which are a probably
    a different ballgame (IP law can get pretty convoluted). If you consult
    an attorney, be prepared to be billed $300 an hour. In that case, do some
    homework upfront and be brief. I've seen lawyers who loved dragging out
    an appointment at $300 an hour with some frivilous chat.
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    I actually want to take the whole site down, they posted the info on purpose as a revenge, there is nothing else on that site but my info.

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    Who's hosting the site?

    Do a whois on both the domain name and the ip address, then you'll
    have a at least one admin to work with. The ip addy will give you the
    webhost. If Google responds to DMCA filing's, why wouldn't the same
    procedure work similarly on the hosting company?

    Squeaky wheel gets the grease...
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    Thank you brkencrow, I hope this works.

    Nihil, do you have anything to add to this?
    I would appreciate your input as well.

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    Howdy,

    ComputerDefense.org is "harvested" (I think mirrored is too nice of a word for this) by a number of sites that want content... It's a real shame to see it happen, but it usually comes to my attention because for some reason the software they use (generally Wordpress mirroring / syndication software) generates pingbacks.

    My usual reaction is to generate a DMCA notice as has already been mentioned. I product two copies... One addressed to the spammer where I note the pages and the originals, i also identify all domains involved... I do the same with the service provider. It generally works (although there are a few that ignore them)...

    I usually take any addresses I can find in the whois information, and then include the standards as well abuse@, postmaster@, webmaster@ and sometimes even root/admin@... If the service provider is big enough, I'll scour their website for additional addresses... support@ or even press@.
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    I moved this to Web Dev... It may not fit perfectly but online content fits more closely with web dev then it does with computer forensics.
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    Hi Broomiebar,

    Sorry for the delay in replying; I had my brother-in-law over from Alabama so I was a bit tied up with shopping, cooking and the like.

    I use this resource to look sites up:

    http://www.dnsstuff.com/

    Most have an address to report abuse as HT~ has suggested. Your mileage may vary depending on who is doing the hosting, what country they are in, and how responsible they are.

    Certainly the host is the place to start....... lawyers are expensive

    ComputerDefense.org is "harvested" (I think mirrored is too nice of a word for this) by a number of sites that want content... It's a real shame to see it happen
    Yes, it is appalling bad manners, but I am afraid that is what happens if you consistently write good stuff. What beats me is they seem to think they are actually fooling people?
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    Yes, it is appalling bad manners, but I am afraid that is what happens if you consistently write good stuff. What beats me is they seem to think they are actually fooling people?
    You'd be surprised at how many people they do fool. After all it's standard blogging software with the full post content... It just happens to have links running down both sides of it (in rather large quantities)...

    I actually get the occasional email from people (since these sites are usually "nice enough" to link back to my page) asking me why I allow sites that are obviously only trying to make a buck to repost my content. So people do actually fall for it.
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