Canon40D.net Decides to Rip Off Content

by on May 11, 2007

in Canon,Internet,Rumors

I always do my best to attribute the authors and sources of content that I link to here. It really chaps my rusty, however, when people take the content of others. Certainly, fair use is permitted in the blogging/news world. In fact, passing around content is generally encouraged – so long as you link back to your source. As photographers, we are particularly aware of copyright issues and proper attribution.

That said, let me take a moment to point out that canon40d.net has taken it upon itself to copy and paste the content of others with NO attribution whatsoever. Photography Bay’s recent post on the Canon 40D rumors now appears at the top of it’s page. As you can see by reading the post here on Photography Bay, canon40d.net has simply copied and pasted that post with no reference to the original post here.

Unfortunately, the site owner has not even provided a method to contact them via email or comments on the site. As a result, I’m left with no choice but to post this information here. I’m still considering whether to contact the host and issue a DMCA takedown notice, so if you’re reading this canon40D.net, you should do the right thing and create your own content and, when quoting others, properly attribute the authorship of the quoted sources. Given that the site has little original content, I’m not holding my breath.

Rather than link to canon40d.net, which improves the site’s search rankings, I’ll simply provide you with an image of the ripped off post (feel free to copy and paste the address to your browser though):

Now, read Photography Bay’s original post here.

FYI, Whois.Net provides the following info, which I have attempted to contact via email to no avail:

Domain Name: CANON40D.NET

Registrant:
Canon Inc.
Canon40D        (nilpixel@gmail.com)
No 42, Ttrue Ave
Texas
Carrollton,75001
US
Tel. +51.7654321
Fax. +51.7654321

Creation Date: 01-Feb-2007
Expiration Date: 01-Feb-2008

Domain servers in listed order:
ns1.micfo.com
ns2.micfo.com

UPDATE 5/15/07:  More of the same from another rip-off blog: http://best-raw-food.info/blogs/leica/4830/

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{ 2 comments }

1 Jonathan Bailey May 11, 2007 at 2:11 pm

While I think the idea of sending a DMCA notice to the host is sound, especially since he appears to be nothing more than a spammer, I would first encourage you to send a DMCA notice to Google over their use of Adsense. You can find information on that here:

“>http://www.google.com/adsense_dmca.html

It has to be faxed or snail mailed in, but it might be worth your while because this guy probably has hundreds of similar sites, but only one or two Adsense accounts between them.

Hope this helps! Let me know if there is anything that I can do assist!

2 Jonathan Bailey May 11, 2007 at 7:11 pm

While I think the idea of sending a DMCA notice to the host is sound, especially since he appears to be nothing more than a spammer, I would first encourage you to send a DMCA notice to Google over their use of Adsense. You can find information on that here:

http://www.google.com/adsense_dmca.html

It has to be faxed or snail mailed in, but it might be worth your while because this guy probably has hundreds of similar sites, but only one or two Adsense accounts between them.

Hope this helps! Let me know if there is anything that I can do assist!

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