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Re: plagiarism for content

  • Subject: Re: plagiarism for content
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 17:56:03 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.www.webmaster
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
  • References: <1123860663.088060.96420@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> <7hn94woz60sw.1wier1rnflbk5.dlg@40tude.net> <1123862688.758387.306120@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> <3m41peF15d04hU1@individual.net> <1f72os58wlc2s.10pxaut1um67h.dlg@40tude.net>
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Els wrote:

> Kim André Akerø wrote:
>> Paula E. Burch wrote:
>>> Els wrote:
>>>> URLs? (both original and copycats)
>>> This one copied a bunch of my pages onto their front page....
>>> Copycat: http://www.freewebs.com/alamin_brothers/
> [snip]
>>> then a picture of my baby son that is linked from
>>> http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dyeing-kids.shtml
>>> http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dipd
>>> then the picture from http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/exa
> [snip]

When you post full URL's (as opposed to tinyurl's (TM) for example), you
actually promote the spammers.

>>> It's odd how they jammed a bunch of pages onto one of theirs,
>>> selecting my images from other pages to illustrate them. The page
>>> design is way inferior to the original!
>> Not only that, they linked directly to the images on your server,
>> effectively stealing bandwidth from you whenever someone visits the
>> copycat's site.

Some content spammers that I have come across indeed hotlinked all the

>> First of all, you might want to look into hotlinking prevention
>> methods, as explained and described here:
>> http://www.alistapart.com/articles/hotlinking/
>> Here's a hotlinking prevention generator for .htaccess files:
>> http://www.htmlbasix.com/disablehotlinking.shtml
> In your shoes, I'd probably redirect the image requests for that site
> to an image which in clear terms explains that the page on which they
> are displayed is illegally copied from your site.

That's how I handle requests for Microsoft-specific server files, e.g.:

# /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll
# /MSOffice/cltreq.asp
# /_vti_pvt/service.pwd


Roy S. Schestowitz

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