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Need Help! What to do if my gambling niche site got cease and desist?

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  1. kobebryant9890

    kobebryant9890 Newbie

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    Hi BHWers, with reference to the title, my poker magazine site just got cease and desist from another poker site, claiming that i stole their contents. Besides, they spread it on twitter to other poker site owners. what should i do?
     
  2. MisterF

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    Obvious first questions;

    1. Did you copy their content ?

    2. Is this a legit legal notification ?
    I recieved one by email 4 years ago from an American legal representative, claiming I was infringing on a huge companies trade name, I replied and told them to f**k off.
    A week later they sent a letter by airmail, then followed up with another email.

    I replied and again told them to do 1 of 2 things;
    Buy my domain name for $15,000 or
    Suck it up buttercup, as I will build the site and as part of the about us, put in a clear statement saying I am in no way connected with their ' client'. Never heard anything since.
     
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  3. kobebryant9890

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    1. In fact, i did refer to their contents but i paraphrase all the words and redesign every single images i uploaded to ensure that the articles look unique.
    2. Nope. it's not a legal notification. they just ask me to remove all the articles.
     
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    Hard one to call ( I am not a legal advisor ), I personally would remove the links to their content, ensure all future content is unique and if possible avoid any reference to them.

    Removing the articles could resolve it quicker, but you need to ensure they remove their negative Tweets etc about you.
     
  5. Sherbert Hoover

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    I got one of those from a fat piece of shit owner in a relatively narrow niche site I was building several months back. The message contained:

    "We are watching your site very closely. While imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, in this case it is illegal. Pick a different go-to-market and content strategy or face the consequences. We will not tolerate this. Should you fail to comply we will notify Amazon, Google and every other relevant platform and vendor in the industry to inform them of your violations and black list your servers."

    I nicely told him it was nice to meet a competitor, and ignored his request, and continued spinning his shitty content into high quality pillar articles for my own website.
     
  6. kobebryant9890

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    Yeah i remove those articles and set my site into maintenance mode. i ask them to stop spreading negative information about my site on social medias as well. i hope this issue could be solved officially now
     
  7. kobebryant9890

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    Sherbert Hoover.

    Hahahah. they didnt take further action on you? i hope i could do so but the competitors are formed into a gang.