One of my sites has been copied 100% - design, content, scripts..

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  1. JPM

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    The only thing they didn't copy was the logo. Amazing, the cheek of it.

    Someone in law spoke with them via their live chat and they instantly said they would change it.

    Has this ever happened to anyone else? Did they change the site when asked? If not, what happened next?
     
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    Yes, my friend facing the same problem but they remove all the content after my friend email them
     
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    How long did it take them?
     
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    Most likely, if only to tell him about the law.

    To make him aware that we are serious.

    He will do seriously change it too. ^_^
     
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    My friend ask him to take action within 48 hours or he will sue them. Then, they apologize and take action within 48 hours
     
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    Thanks, that's pretty much what we've done. Thanks.
     
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    In case the not willing to change, can we take any legal action against them? How is the internet rules toward international region?
     
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    This happened to me a couple of times. One didn't change it at all and the other one changed it right away and apologized.
     
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    What happened with the one that didn't change it all?
     
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    i also found out someone copied my articles in my site but what i did was just to put the source of it. and make it do follow, is it fair enough?
     
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    A very effective way to deal with copyright infringement is to send a DMCA notice to the site owner and to the hosting company that hosts the site.

    Ownedbox, do you mean that you got the person who copied your article to link to you as the source?
     
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    i just told him its okay since it has been there for months and there are lots of comments already. i told him not to take it out but put link the source of it instead which is my site. he agreed though. :D but do you think its fair if it happens to you?

    sorry to hi jack the thread.
     
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    Thanks Fergal. We've done this also. Awaiting some sort of response.
     
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    This had already happened to me as outlined in this thread: Wordpress.com Blog copied all my Content
    All I did was to contact Wordpress via email and state the posts which are copied, in this case, the whole content of the site. It was taken down after a few hours.
     
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    Wow DCMA is a new term for me, thanks for sharing.
     
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    DMCA is a good thing to know about. This will protect you from a lot of legalities.
     
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    Interesting to read all the comments,Here I got some new ideas which encourages to participate and share ideas.
     

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