I've been tussling with a particular website for a couple of years now. They published an article of mine on two of their product pages. I've had the blasted pages taken down three times, and each time they've popped back up. The last time it happened a week or so ago, I sent them a bill for $250. Didn't hear from them, no surprise.
Today the two pages are back up again, so I file yet another DMCA with their web host, GoDaddy. This time the whole site was taken down within a couple of hours and their GoDaddy account suspended.
So I'm sitting here watching a bit of TV and the phone rings. It's the website owner. Very apologetic. Someone who was supposed to run the site for him was the culprit. Okay. Anyway, he said he was going to pay the $250... and would I please write some more stuff for him. And he'd pay up front.
And he did. $300 just received via PayPal, and a new client for me.
Moral: never give up. Hunt them down... and then sell them your services
Can't beat that for a result! Way to go, Ragged - we all need to stay on the thieves.
Wow Bev. Hearty congratulations for taking on a thief - and winning. I'm a total failure at these things. Filing a DMCA thingy completely baffles me. Sometimes I write to the website and demand satisfaction - wet noodles at dawn - or else. Usually, they just ignore me and I curl up in my shell and go Boo-Hoo.
I forgot to mention, the guy's in Florida and I'm in Wales, UK, so it was a surprise to hear a deep American accent on the other end of the line.
Wow, way to go, Bev! Great story, persistence does pay, and apparently very well.
Awesome. Big pack on the back. Someone approached me about using an article of mine on their website and I'd 'get a credit.'
I explained that articles on hp could not be duplicated and offered to write her one for a fee. She declined, saying she couldn't afford to pay writers, and in fact her clients paid her to publish their writing (advertorial).
She then told me I was lucky to be paid for my writing - somewhat resentfully.
That's really good news. Persistence does indeed pay. Well done.
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