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    Default Page Copied; Copier Files DMCA; What To Do?

    I've never seen this one before.

    Fraudulent Asshole X copies content from a legitimate website. Then Fraudulent Asshole X files a DMCA with the legitimate website's provider claiming the content is theirs.

    How would one handle such a situation?

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    Respond with proof of prior usage from internet archive / Way Back Machine ?
    https://web.archive.org/

    You should be able to show that you've been using the content far longer than ther pretender.

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    I have heard about scammers doing this. It is a pretty usual scam on Youtube as well. The first option is to file a counter-notice. That should probably be enough if you can prove that it is your content. Another option is to lawyer up and file a lawsuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    Respond with proof of prior usage from internet archive / Way Back Machine ?
    https://web.archive.org/

    You should be able to show that you've been using the content far longer than ther pretender.
    I thought of that and checked, that page was not archived unfortunately.

    Quote Originally Posted by econfox View Post
    Could you provide the shady site that copied the real site?


    hxxps://globalmetronews.blogspot.com

    It looks like a fake website to me. Doesn't rank in Google for anything that I could find.

    I would wager that most, if not all of their content is stolen/fake.

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