My entire blog – stolen by a splog

And posted at realestate.foundnews.com. All the links, all the formatting, even the Creative Commons copyright.

How do I get rid of this scourge? Is it me, or is there more comment spam since WordPress 2.3?

Jay has battled this scum before, now it’s my turn.

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6 Comments

  1. Athol Kay October 20, 2007 at 14:07

    Wow, that is bad. The whole freaking blog. Just amazing.

  2. Tony - vidlisting.com October 20, 2007 at 18:07

    Thats just strange.

    domain owner:
    3 Finger Salute
    2465 Almandor Circle
    #3
    Chico, CA 95926
    US

    Have you complained to the upstream ISPs?

    Domain servers in listed order:
    ZONEEDIT.COM
    RIMUHOSTING.COM

    Tony

  3. Jim Duncan October 21, 2007 at 14:43

    I sent this email today to the site owner and the ISPs. We’ll see what happens.

    This is to advise you that you are using copyrighted and protected material on a blog you are hosting. Use of copyright protected material without permission is illegal under copyright laws.

    The blog hosted at http: // realestate .foundnews.com/ is stealing and republishing all of my content from http://www.realcentralva.com. My work is copywritten under a Creative Commons license.

    Please remove the plagiarized material immediately.

    I expect a response within 5 days to this issue. Thank you for your immediate action on this matter.

    Jim Duncan
    Owner, RealCentralVA.com

  4. Lorelle October 22, 2007 at 01:32

    One of things to NOT do is make such content theft issues public. It calls attention, aka traffic, to the splog, which you do not want. There are reasonable and well practiced methods on how to handle this plague that infests EVERY blogger, no matter how large or small, on the web. See What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content. Good luck!

  5. Jim Duncan October 22, 2007 at 06:39

    Waldo – Thanks for the help. I’ve saved that for next time.

    Lorelle – Thanks for stopping by. I should have (sadly ironically) given credit where credit is due – I read your post and that is actually where I got some of text for the email I sent.

    To the splogger: I apologize for the name calling; it is contrary to how I typically operate.

    I’ve updated my Creative Commons license as well.