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    Default Copyright theft


    I feel like we've just had our business burgled.

    It's come to light over the last 24 hours that content from our copyrighted work website has been copied, pasted and uploaded to another on the internet by a local taping contractor passing our work off as their own. A small part of me feels flattered that someone thinks highly enough and appreciates the time and effort we put into building ours, but we're also pissed off a local competitor couldn't be bothered stringing together some sentences and get off their arse to create some original content like we had to.
    Your messages are really important to us
    ...but not important enough to employ a sufficient number of support staff to answer them.

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    I don't have a website but imagine there hoping to piggyback on your websites success and feed from crumbs and scraps. this is like behavour of rats and parasites and the website designer probably knows it. it may be possible somene else has built the site for them and the company dosent know its copied material.
    Please send me the website details. Have you made any plans to take this site down?
    Jesus loves you........ everyone else thinks you're an arsehole.

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    I found it myself by copying and pasting some paragraphs from your site into Google and only 2 websites have exactly the same text. I think you may have a case against them nicking your content seeing as your site is 1 year older.

    Another taper from Aylesbury has also had content ripped from an advert they posted on Freeindex if you care to look. Oh, and I've just spotted a 3rd site has been copied, this is so lame and very cheeky indeed.

    Why don't you send a simple email requesting they remove the offending text as soon as possible, or else...?


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    I was working with a guy from Birmingham and he all the time was stilling ideas and copy paste other sites for construction even pictures ,that's mean no ideas empty brain

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    can you send me a link please? will comment once ive seen both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_tapeinator View Post
    Have you made any plans to take this site down?
    A copyrighting business is dealing with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    Why don't you send a simple email requesting they remove the offending text as soon as possible, or else...?
    Not until the copyrighter tells me to do so, or they may do it for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPxTPxMP View Post
    can you send me a link please? will comment once ive seen both of them.
    Will do.
    Your messages are really important to us
    ...but not important enough to employ a sufficient number of support staff to answer them.

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    I got to see the before and after versions of the website. just in time Good for you i noticed they took it down.

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    A polite, but straight to the point email was sent and my content was removed soon after. I didn't think my site was great so I'm chuffed someone thought it was good enough to nick material from.
    Your messages are really important to us
    ...but not important enough to employ a sufficient number of support staff to answer them.

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