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    I have found this http://mediato.info/Casino/betting-e...ternative.html copied totally identical from the original here http://ezinearticles.com/?Betting-Ex...ve?&id=6512352

    Ezines publisher terms of service state that articles can be copied provided the resource section is left intact and the reference of the originator. This person has done neither, and thus I am very angry.

    I wouldn't of minded had he actually left the links, so have sent a cease and desist via email, to either add the resource box as per the terms or remove the article.

    Will update if anything develops

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    Specifically here are the copy of the specific terms

    If you wish to publish/reprint any article from our site in your ezine, website, blog, forum, RSS feed or print publication, you must:

    Respect the copyrights of the authors by publishing the entire article as it is with no changes.

    Agree to include the FULL Resource box or SIG line at the end of the article.

    Agree not to change the title or content of the article in any way.

    Agree to make all links so that they are Active/Linkable with no syntax changes.

    Agree to include the article source credit below each article reprinted with the link active:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrisk View Post
    Hi Guys

    I have found this http://mediato.info/Casino/betting-e...ternative.html copied totally identical from the original here http://ezinearticles.com/?Betting-Ex...ve?&id=6512352

    Ezines publisher terms of service state that articles can be copied provided the resource section is left intact and the reference of the originator. This person has done neither, and thus I am very angry.

    I wouldn't of minded had he actually left the links, so have sent a cease and desist via email, to either add the resource box as per the terms or remove the article.

    Will update if anything develops
    Here's what you do. I did this 3 days ago, and all of my copyright material was removed:

    First you do a whois on the domain to find the hosting company. In this case Hostgator. Then you contact them for the email that handles legal inquires, or it might be stated somewhere on the website. Bottom line if it's not ask for it. Then you send them the following letter:

    Subject: Notice of Copyright Infringement

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    To ISP Inc:

    The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on:

    theirwebsite or the exact url of the article

    I am the copyright owner of the text that appears on:

    yourwebsite or the exact place of the article

    This letter is official notification under the provisions of Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) to effect removal of the above-reported infringements. I request that you immediately issue a cancellation message as specified in RFC 1036 for the specified postings and prevent the infringer, who is identified by its Web address, from posting the infringing articles to your servers in the future. Please be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to “expeditiously remove or disable access to” the infringing articles upon receiving this notice. Noncompliance may result in a loss of immunity for liability under the DMCA.

    I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of here is not authorized by me, the copyright holder, or the law. The information provided here is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I swear under penalty of perjury that I am the copyright holder.


    Please send me at the address noted below a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter.


    Sincerely,


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    After this they have 24hrs to reply, which would be something like, we have contacted the website owner and asked them to remove the work within 48hrs. If he does not feel free to email us back and we will suspend the account until he does.

    And 5 hours later all 460 copied articles of mine where gone from their website
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    Found ANOTHER one today, the one I wrote about in the OP has been removed, sent another email concerning the second one. I will not let any slip through. If they copy them and keep the links then fair enough, I benefit from that as it's a backlink. But if they don't one they are just content thiefs and two they are breaching article sites publisher terms

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    I did a few lookups on content from the site listed and it appears the entire website is full of stolen articles....

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    Are you a GPWA mod or official? because not only are they stealing content left right and centre, but they state they are a GPWA approved portal, I cannot see GPWA letting a site like that through?

    Can anything be done by GPWA to clamp down on the thieving toe rags?

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    I did a few lookups on content from the site listed and it appears the entire website is full of stolen articles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrisk View Post
    I benefit from that as it's a backlink.
    True and not so much. If you happened to catch CAP's webinar on Demon SEO, they would tell you that the duplicated content actually brings you down in the serps, or/and the stolen article and it's link might actually outrank you on the given keywords.
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    Are you a GPWA mod or official?
    Yes, I am a GPWA mod.....

    Anyone know who this is yet?

    And exactly where does this person claim to be an approved portal?

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    Sorry, a link would of been useful wouldn't it. The SECOND site, the one that has a GPWA approval is http://gamblersdestiny.com/

    Their entire site is based on copied articles, with no attention paid to terms for publishers for reprinting or republishing articles. Which states they must give full credit to the author and include all links. The article sites state that failure to adhere to this is copyright

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    Indeed it's a legit seal of an user called libertybell who hasn't been active for over 3 months.

    As for the duplicate content negative impact vs a backlink, I asked one of the most reputable seo's in this forum and he said, screw the link, make sure that content is gone, and so I listen to him.
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    Yeah I don't want the backlink, I just want it gone.

    Well when I click on their GPWA button one of the things the webmaster is supposed to adhere to is "Respects and upholds copyright standards".

    Ironically the full site is based on copied content

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    http://certify.gpwa.org/verify/gamblersdestiny.com/

    ...Respects and upholds copyright standards.
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    Precisely!!

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    OK, now that someone has provided more info as to who this is, we can investigate further.

    I did a few random checks on the Gamblingdestiny site and it's pretty clear a number of the articles are taken from elsewhere.

    Has anyone seen libertybell around lately?

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    In response to my complaint via email he did say he would remove it and appears to have done so.

    However, he stated that his site has articles automatically scraped from word press sites. I don't buy this to be honest. However, it is clear he is also doing it with other sites. As he has countless articles that are in breach of reprint terms and thus are copyright violations

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    I wont be surprised if he actually sold the website. By what I can see from his posts, he has been mostly in the buy/sell section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrisk View Post
    In response to my complaint via email he did say he would remove it and appears to have done so.

    However, he stated that his site has articles automatically scraped from word press sites. I don't buy this to be honest. However, it is clear he is also doing it with other sites. As he has countless articles that are in breach of reprint terms and thus are copyright violations
    They might be actually automatically scraped, the so called auto-pilot blogs that just scrape around for content. Automatic or not however it's wrong, immoral and it's considered a theft. I am surprised he has used it as an excuse.
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    Well, I dunno, but whoever owns it or doesn't they are breaching copyright, and are stealing the work of others.

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    Tbh, I think the whole autoscrape thing was an attempt to take the moral high ground

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    Like X stated above, whethere it is done with human involvement or not is not the point....

    Anyone know whether libertybell sold the site(s)?

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