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Having a hard time with thieves...

  1. NornsMercy profile image85
    NornsMercyposted 3 years ago

    I know how to file a DMCA takedown notice and all that. However, there are a few sites that are standing in my way because their "privacy" is being "protected" by the site privacyprotect.org.

    Anyway, the sites are:


    If I type the addresses into WHOIS.com, privacyprotect.org comes up...and I've emailed them and they pretty much told me to look up the domain on WHOIS... a nice little convenient circle. What can I do?

    Also, can someone tell me what's up with this? Is this legitimate or should I report this as well?

    My article:

    http://nornsmercy.hubpages.com/hub/10-S … se-Cleaner

    Copy(?) of my article I found:

    http://sayersj.com/p/index.php?q=uggc%3 … fr-Pyrnare

    ....it just seems weird.

    Anyway, thanks for the help! I truly appreciate it. This is all new for me...

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I replied to your email, but just wanted to make sure others following this thread got an answer..

      This site hasn't copied the content per se, but is a web proxy.
      You can enter the address of any site and the proxy will display it for you.
      You can find more about web proxies here.

      So in this case a DMCA claim isn't really applicable as they haven't copied the content.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    As far as I'm concerned, if a website obstructs attempts to communicate with them, go directly to the Google DMCA filing procedure.

  3. BigJulesMags profile image89
    BigJulesMagsposted 3 years ago

    I'd email the hubpages team because they didn't just pull your content- they lifted the whole site, format and all.  I'm sure that's copyright protected.  I'd kick this up the ladder.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You're kidding!?! Another one? This is really getting hopeless. I agree. HP at least needs to get involved in the cases where mass theft and outright site duplications are concerned.

    2. NornsMercy profile image85
      NornsMercyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I emailed someone and he said it's a proxy site for bypassing blocked sites... so I guess nothing wrong is being done. That's a relief. smile

  4. Marketing Merit profile image82
    Marketing Meritposted 3 years ago

    DMCA notices are issued to the host and not the domain owner. Look for the servers and that will guide you where to file your DMCA notice.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Google does nothing about these proxy sites,.

  6. ajwrites57 profile image86
    ajwrites57posted 3 years ago

    Here's another site completely ripping off hubpages. Wonder if they know? rank08 dot com

  7. agilitymach profile image99
    agilitymachposted 3 years ago

    Here's a site that ripped off my article - pics, text - the whole thing.  What's most upsetting is that I have several photographer friends who gave me permission to use their photos of my dogs and I in my articles.  Now, they're ripped off.

    http://www.petsworld.us/how-a-dogs-colo … see/Here's my article.

    http://agilitymach.hubpages.com/hub/How … o-Dogs-See

    This is my first real theft, and since it's happened, I've seen a decrease in Google hits on this hub.  I've filed a DMCA complaint, but I won't be waiting long to file a DMCA complaint with Google.