Hostgator should have sent you a DMCA Notice regarding copyrighted content, please remove the post which contains the stolen content and contact Hostgator ASAP to prevent legal proceedings as soon as possible.
You may want to get a brain before threatening people. Every article on the site is from article directories and everyone of them has the Authors bio intact, so I have no real idea what you are talking about, as it is perfectly legal, also if you post an article on a directory you can expect it to appear on a lot of sites, as that is what article directories are for.
In future you may want to Read the terms of service with places that you submit your content to.
Oliver Whitham to Michael
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It turns out I have read the terms of service, and just because the site is an article directory, does not mean you can take the articles for your own use. Articles are repositories for authors to post their work, this can be for a variety of reasons, and not all article directories exist for the content to be reproduced across teh internet.
Every article on Hubpages gives the author full copyright, and does not state anywhere that other people may copy the work.
It turns out that what you have done is illegal, and hostgator, who also read the terms and conditions, agree with that fact.
I have a brain, I have a degree, and I have an attorney who would be happy to take both stolen intellectual property and loss of earnings due to SEO dilution up with yourself if the content is not removed immediately.
Just curious Oli - do you get notified by HubPages when someone steals your content?
I've had this happen to me but I only found it because another hubber alerted me or I stumbled upon it in Google. HP never notified me...
Do you manually check for thievery or is there an easier way?
Apparently even though he started throwing insults first, and he stole my copyrighted work, I was the one being an ass.
Glad he took it down. I agree, he started it with the "get a brain" comment. You had every right to go after him regardless of where he got it from. He knew it wasn't his.
Got a load more to do now.
I sent article base a DMCA aroudn 4 days ago and they have still not responded, fortunately several of my new in-laws are part of the legal profession, so I might send off a bill for the amount of hours I have had to spends clearing up the mess they have made.
Luckily, I've had good luck when I've submitted DMCA complaints. I've always gotten quick responses.
Always good to have family with a legal background. Be sure not to piss off the new wife though. Just kidding. You're still in the honeymoon phase.
Still liking Texas? We have a biometrics appt. on June 1st. We're in the phase of removing the 2 yr conditonal part of his permanent residency. We are also in the process of getting his citizenship. All loads more money. Each form has been over $600.
Did you have to bring over a sealed envelope? What did you do with it?
Yeah, that was taken by immigration on my arrival, I have my vaccination records, but apparently I need to get the i-683 or whatever the medical form was, filled in with a supplemental check up.
When my husband arrived, he came by the Queen Mary 2. When he arrived at port in Florida, the immigration officials there did not take his envelope. They said they didn't know what it was and told him to keep it. LOL We gave it to our family doctor to keep with his medical records. We figure it'll rear it's ugly head some day.
They have never said a word to us about his vaccinations. He had the routine physicals needed back in the UK before being granted the K-1 Visa, but nothing has been said about needing anything further. It might have to do with his age? He's in his 40s.
Edweirdo, I'm sure Oli will give you his answer, but in my case, I have found out by getting the "duplicate content" flag from HP, from someone else telling me, or from me running across it myself. It's not HP's responsibility to tell us, but I'm sure glad they sometimes catch it.
I have sent out 33 DMCA notifications tonight, Man this is tiring.
I hope article base get back to me soon, I am Sick of keeping up with this!
Sorry to hijack your thread, but hubby and I were just talking and he asked me how you and your wife met. I realized I have never asked.
How cool. We met online years ago after my divorce from my first husband. I flew over to the UK to meet him in March 2006. Came back in May 2006 with my teenage daughter and stayed a week. We started the paperwork and he came to Texas in April 2007.
I have a hub about it. (Meeting and Marrying My Husband-An Online Romance).
G'night! Enjoyed our chat! Hope you get things worked out with the DMCA complaints!
Haha a few have responded, got a few shirty replies, got one woman calling me 'Mr' and begging me to be 'kind and forgiving'
I hate it when so many people have stolen my work, but for my high paying hubs I can't afford for them to get swamped out by people trying to make a quick dollar.
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