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Getting sued, want to share my thoughts!

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by flashgordon88, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. flashgordon88

    flashgordon88 Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    so I have been reading a lot about autoblogs/SEO/wordpress lately. I decided to start my own autoblog and it went well after a month, getting around 1 buck a day. I decided to make more.

    However, I received a letter yesterday from a laywer for company X, which states that I have posted their images and articles, which are copyright protected, on my website, which is true.

    I am still a little bit shocked, I have never been in this type of situation before. I have not talked to a laywer yet. The fees for the laywer that I have to pay is 1300?, which is about 1800 USD.

    I am not too sure what to do now, but I'll definitely consult a lawyer on monday.

    Just my heads to you guys. Be careful when you set your plugin to autopost from certain websites. Or use a plugin that rewrites articles!

    btw FML
     
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  2. jibril2400

    jibril2400 BANNED BANNED

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    Did you get an email or the letter was sent to your physical address?
     
  3. Kalyken

    Kalyken BANNED BANNED

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    Sorry to hear, I have a similar request, but luckily I talked to the lawyer and got away with it
     
  4. Paraderain

    Paraderain Newbie

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    So somebody wants to sue you for posting a few copywritten images on your blog which makes $1 per day, I would send that letter back in a package with dog poop in it.

    thar r no rulez on interwebz
     
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  5. flashgordon88

    flashgordon88 Registered Member

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    haha wish I could do that Paraderain :).

    They sent a letter to my physical address.


    Kalyken, did you talk to their lawyer or your lawyer?
     
  6. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    They might sue you and win, but they can't collect what you don't have. :)
     
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  7. Swag+Luxury=PlayBoy

    Swag+Luxury=PlayBoy BANNED BANNED

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    wow that sucks... what kind of pictures did you steal

    How much are the suing you for
     
  8. portugalkix

    portugalkix BANNED BANNED

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    Don't panic, really.

    How they got your address? From the hosting company or whois?

    First they must tell you to remove the image/images, just after that they can go ahead.

    If they asked you to remove the images and you didn't, then you can have problems..
    It won't happen anything really :)
     
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  9. positivcriss

    positivcriss Power Member

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    Sorry to hear that mate, when i think that i can get one letter too, because of autoblogs. Just ignore the letter, they will not contact you anymore...
     
  10. davids355

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    Take the copy content down and reply with an apology.
    Done.
     
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  11. positivcriss

    positivcriss Power Member

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    These days, peoples are trying to make money from everything. For exemple sue some owner of little website that make only 1$.... Sad...
     
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  12. dabeast

    dabeast Power Member

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    does this mean if i copyright my images or soemthign and have someone host that on his website by any means i can sue him..that sucks man. :(
     
  13. flashgordon88

    flashgordon88 Registered Member

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    The hosting company. Which makes me think if they are allowed to do that?

    I deleted the blog and the content.
     
  14. jokel661

    jokel661 Regular Member

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    So there is no proof then. Don't worry.
     
  15. Fathom

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    I think its BS. Why would any company waste their time and money on stupid little blogs?

    All they had to do was contact your hosting company and more than likely they would take your site down until the problem was resolved.

    I think you are either lying or you have received a fake letter, but then again why would anyone waste their time on a fake letter.

    Fathom
     
  16. rock052

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    very nice post
     
  17. seo jack

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    You have removed the blog, now ignore the letter, never communicate with them via phone or the letter.

    They really won't waste their time and money for you 'small time' guy. The judge would have a great laugh and throw it out of court! Its too petty!

    Relax, learn your lesson and be careful next time.
     
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  18. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes I agree, just ignore now.
    Definately don't waste money on a solicitor!

    Nothing will come of this.
     
  19. Scripteen

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    Ask the hosting company to show you the DMCA form that the lawyer filled to get your address and if they don't show it then they dont have it and in such case show them a picture of your penis. Actually they shouldn't give him your address even with a DMCA notice. They just suspend your account in such case.

    Also ask about their privacy policy and how did they dare to expose your personal info without a court order.

    Ah and when this crap ends. Switch to another host. btw, what is the hosting company? shitlist it asap.
     
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  20. nicofan

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    i advise you to be careful. worst case is, your are from Germany and infringed the copyright of a german copyright holder. Because if they sue you, they will win. If your are german, watch this youtube/watch?v=dmZAuv1zrdo (can't post url's yet). best of luck to you!