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Offline Jørgen

Beware: Web site thief
« on: February 03, 2021, 11:15:35 AM »
Hi

I am really pissed off...
www.keyboardlovers.nl has STOLEN at lot of my web pages, e.g. http://www.keyboardlovers.nl/The-Unofficial-YAMAHA-Keyboard-Resource-Site/My-Software/ and http://keyboardlovers.nl/The-Unofficial-YAMAHA-Keyboard-Resource-Site/Software-1/
The first has the heading "My Software". Yes it is mine, NOT his.
The page code from my pages are copied directly into his template. Shame on him!
Compare the two examples to http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software/software.htm and http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha/software.htm
I am so angry.
This is not fair - and it is illegal...
I have asked him to remove everything he has copied from my site.
Anyone is free to LINK to my site, not to COPY.
Jørgen
The Unofficial YAMAHA Keyboard Resource Site at http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha
- since 1999
 
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Offline Rick D.

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 11:21:01 AM »
Jorgen,

That stinks, is there anything you can do to make him take down your stolen content, besides ask him?

Do you have a lawyer friend that could just send a letter threatening a lawsuit for copyright infringement?

It's not fair for you to do all the work and for him to take credit, I would be mad too!

Good Luck,

Rick D.
 

Offline ckobu

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2021, 11:27:39 AM »
This thief should be punished with a life ban from using the internet.  >:(
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Offline DrakeM

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2021, 12:37:50 PM »
I think you need to add paid ADS to you all your pages. Who knows how many other people have linked to your pages. You ought profit from your site in that manner.  ;)

I see that this fellow has some paid ADS on his pages.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2021, 12:38:51 PM by DrakeM »
 

Offline DerekA

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2021, 01:55:14 PM »
That is not good.

If it's any consolation - and it probably isn't - I see they have also stolen content from other sources, for example 'Tyros Tipsters".

I would expect them to get a few nasty letters in the post soon.
Genos
 

Offline Toril S

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2021, 01:57:44 PM »
Uhyrlig frekkhet! Nu er også jeg rasende! Sånt går ikke an!!!!

Edit: Translation by Roger Brenizer...Outrageous impudence! Now I'm furious too! That's not possible !!!!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2021, 11:34:02 PM by Roger Brenizer »
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Offline Aquilauno

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2021, 06:00:15 PM »
Hi Jørgen, ...all my solidarity
Could you modify your site, with a welcome page, with login, to allow access only to members? (we'll are all happy to sign up us and login)  That is, do not allow the download of your programs if not through login . Could you block links to your work in this way?
Pietro
 

Offline Gunnar Jonny

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2021, 08:23:48 PM »
Hi Jørgen.

I can see that all links at that page point to your site, so it may be a slight chance that the site admin did not 'steal' your site on purpose, but simply copied whitout think any further other than it could be an easy way to the visitors to download your software.
But yes, a descriptin of your site, and a link to your frontpage would be a far better solution, as well as a much more fair way to do it.

Happy new year, keep well and stay safe. 🍻
Cheers 🥂
GJ
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Offline Gleston

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2021, 08:32:00 PM »
Jorgen

Very sad that people are doing things like this.  We can cleary see that you put a HUGE amount of time e effort to do your website.

Laywers on them !!!
 

Offline pjd

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2021, 04:53:18 PM »
Hello Jorgen —

Just want to offer my encouragement and support. It takes a lot of work to develop and post quality software and content. ( I don’t need to remind you.  ;) ) It really stinks when people rip off your work without attribution, at the very least.

I hope you can find a resolution.

We got your back  — pj
 

Offline Jørgen

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2021, 06:00:07 PM »
Hi
My stolen content has now been removed from www.keyboardlovers.nl

I have discussed the case today with my lawyer and the case is fully lit as a violation of national and international copyright laws. He asked me to wait a short time to see if the case would be resolved as legal action would inevitably incur costs.

I might add that on October 26, 2016, I discovered exactly the same thing that has happened now. At that point the webmaster finally deleted all my content but apparently he is posting it on his web site again after some time. He really is very uneducated!

Thanks for the support from all of you!
Jørgen
The Unofficial YAMAHA Keyboard Resource Site at http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha
- since 1999
 

Offline Normanfernandez

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2021, 06:04:50 PM »
Do let us know if we can do anything.
We have your back!

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Offline Jørgen

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2021, 06:16:09 PM »
Hi Norman

At the moment there is nothing more to do, but thanks for your offer.

I wonder if  SoundWonderland and Tyros Tipsters are aware of this matter. If their content is used without permission of course.

It is of course free for anyone to create a web site with the same information that I have created on my web site. But it is forbidden to directly steal other people's intellectual work. Copyright laws cover all media: literature, design, art, film, music, software, etc.

Jørgen
The Unofficial YAMAHA Keyboard Resource Site at http://www.jososoft.dk/yamaha
- since 1999
 

Offline mikf

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2021, 07:19:05 PM »
It’s a bit annoying, but not very damaging. He hasn’t stolen any actual software. And it’s hard to see much more than very minor benefit for him. Might make his website seem a bit ‘fatter’  with no effort, but not much more than that. Certainly not worth chasing after at your cost. The limited action you took seems perfectly appropriate. My own guess is that he made a mistake rather than some evil intent.
Mike
 

Offline Genos!

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2021, 07:40:20 PM »
Copyright infringement has nothing to do with "damages" in a court of law.  ;)

If convicted an infringer can be expected to pay thousands per infringement.

Amounts paid out for infringement are separate and paid out "in addition" to damages.

The two are totally separate.


Just the fact that he did it before back in October, and again now "bugs" me.

Could be it's just a matter of time before he does it again?!
« Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 08:14:31 PM by Genos! »
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Offline mikf

Re: Beware: Web site thief
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2021, 08:11:48 PM »
Agreed. “Damages” is legal a legal term which I did not use. Damage or damaging are not legal terms and mean something completely different. And to clarify for others, Copyright infringement is about unauthorized use. The items are not ‘stolen’ because they remain in control or possession of the owner. 
Mike
 
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