Thursday, March 14, 2013

Someone's Stealing my Content

This'll be a short post.  When I stopped hosting this site on my own, and switched it over to blogger, I let the original domain name for the site expire.  It was immediately picked up by one of those domain name squatting companies.  No biggie I thought, it's not like I was making a huge amount of money off of the domain name.

But now I see that whoever is using the domain name is now also copying my blog content and reproducing it at their location.  Not all of my content, apparently, but they have some of my oldest articles, and they have my most recent article, complete with photos linked directly back to my blogger site.

I'm not sure exactly how to proceed.  I'm going to start with contacting the hosting company and asking them to cease and desist.  And if that doesn't work, maybe file a complaint with the DMCA.  If you have suggestions, thoughts, or comments, please feel free to comment below.

In the mean time, please update your links to the link above, and to delete any references you might have in Reader or anywhere else to the original domain name.  I actually discovered this yesterday when I noticed my twitter profile was still linking to the old original domain name, and I followed the link and discovered to my surprise most of my content.

An Update to this - 3/14/13

I left a message at the number listed at the domain registry asking the owner to take down the content.  Within minutes I received a text reply saying they would pull the content down today.  So there ya go. Hopefully they'll follow through, but I appreciated the quick reply, and am glad to see that people are willing to do the right thing.

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