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  1. Hi Friends,
    I have a couple of sites that are misrepresenting my material. Both sites do not mention me as the author and both have links that redirect the reader directly back to the site that is misrepresenting me. One site is excepting my material. These are the sites [edited out by Trent]

    I have been in contact with the first site via email,but Alex Gonzalez has yet to correct the matter.

    The second site is not presenting my entire post and is not linking to my site or stating that I am the author. That site appears to be presenting my material as though their site is Second Chance to Live. No email contact information on that site, but I have left a comment telling them that they need to remove my material from their site immediately.

    Is there a site that you can steer me to that will go after exploiters for me at a minimal if any cost?

  2. Craig.

    Report the booknn site to Google for violating the adsense rules.

    Link in this thread...

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=14002&page&replies=14

  3. While Copyscape http://www.copyscape.com/respond.php won't go after these people for you, they do list some resources you might find helpful.

  4. The first site says you can contact them at [email redacted]. Do that.

  5. Raincoaster. I am a little confused. I am having a hard time connecting the dots. I went to the forum via the links given above, but I am still confused. Can you please give me a step by step game plan to report this cyber infidel. Thank you.

    http://www.booknn.cn/index.php/friends/42246/strategies-for-living-what-created- for stealing and misrepresenting my post, Stategies for Living.

  6. Go to the booknn site. Click on the bottom of the Google ad header, where it says "Feedback, ads by Google". That takes you to this page:
    http://services.google.com/feedback/abg?url=http://www.booknn.cn/index.php/friends/42246/strategies-for-living-what-created-&hl=en&client=ca-pub-9364837827290240&adU=www.spiinc.com&adT=ImageAd&done=1

    On that page, at the bottom click "Send Google your thoughts on the site or the ads you just saw" and halfway down THAT page, you'll see:

    2. How useful was the site to you?

    Not useful at all
    Not very useful
    Somewhat useful
    Useful
    Very useful

    Also Report a Violation?

    And when you click on that, you get:

    The issue(s) were with
    the website
    the ads

    Click on "the ads" and then you get:

    Did the site you just came from violate any of the following policies? (Select all that apply)

    The site encouraged me to click on the ads
    The site has pornographic content
    The site is hosting/distributing my copyrighted content
    The site tried to install something on my computer
    The site violates AdSense policies in other ways

    and tell Google it is hosting your copyrighted content. Then you get:

    Add additional information here:

    Did the ads you just saw violate any of the following policies? (Select all that apply)

    The ad's landing page doesn't offer what the ad said it would offer
    The ad was inappropriate or offensive
    The ad appears to be using a trademark/copyright that does not belong to the advertiser
    (Please do not use this form to submit trademark/copyright issues, instead use the links below:)

    Trademark complaint procedure

    Copyright claims procedure

    The ad appears to violate AdWords policies in other ways

    Report it via the Copyright claims procedure.

  7. Through futher research I found this site http://www.seologic.com/faq/dmca-notifications.php which gives email addresses for Alta Vista, All the Web, AOL, Ask Jeeves /Teoma and Yahoo, but does not provide an email for Google to file a DMCA Notification.

    In the experience of those who have reported http://www.booknn.cn did you have to send a hard copy to google in California via pony express -- thereby taking considerable time to get to google to be read and then acted upon by their legal staff -- while booknn.cn continues to exploit my copyright material? Please provide any experience, strength and hope as to how I can expedite the process with Google and the other search engines.

    Thank you very much.

  8. Do just what I said and ignore the link you found. Google is the company he's making his money from through ads, so getting those ads pulled is the way to go.

    Do exactly what I said. That is the fastest way to pull that website down.

  9. hi raincoaster. I attempted to access the http://www.booknn.cn site and receive the following information.
    WordPress

    Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    * Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    * Are you sure that the database server is running?

    If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.

    Does this mean that google has stripped http://www.booknn.cn of their privaledges and thus http://www.booknn.cn has been rendered innocuous? What steps do I need to take toward http://www.booknn.cn at this point in time, if any?

    Thank you for your time and kindness. Craig

  10. I don't know for sure Craig but it sure looks like they now have hosting problems and the site is down. HALLELUIA!

  11. Hopefully http://www.booknn.cn does not morph into another site with the same unscrupolous behavior. Hopefully Google has adequately nailed their coffin closed for good. If you find out that http://www.booknn.cn is starting shop at another location, please give me a head's up. Thank you for your time and kindness. Craig

  12. Sadly it still seems to be up.

    I just saw another post stolen in my my spam queue. I'll report it *again* to Google.

    Craig, best not to link directly to the site, even in a forum post. It (theoretically) increases it's Google ranking (but who really understands Google).

  13. Thank you Katm. I have followed Raincoaster's instruction and reported that web log, to Google.

    I am appalled at the audacity of this web site says that they are proudly sponsored by WordPress. I do not know why WordPress staff does not take legal measures to remove this web log / web site from WordPress. Any ideas?

    How long does Google take to act upon violaters of copyrighted material?

  14. WordPress cannot take action. It's like a bank robber who gets away using a Ford. Ford cannot stop him. Ford is not responsible. Ford has been used in the commission of a crime, as WordPress has here.

    I don't know how long Google takes to act. Hopefully not long. At least five people have reported him in a week.

  15. And I'm about to report him yet again.

  16. booknn.cn after taking down my stuff is back at harvesting my blog again. i have emailed google adsense, but still awaiting a response. oh yeah, a computer got back to me, what joy.

    this booknn targets wordpress bloggers only, as far as i can tell.

  17. You're one step ahead of me. I didn't even get a canned response from Google.

  18. Hopefully Google will get hot on this ongoing problem. Thank you for the insight raincoaster. I understand on the analogy per the Ford. I just thought that since WordPress is gaining Google's respect with an increased rating and presence on the World Wide Web that they could exert some sort of sway with Google to go after cyber scoundrels.

  19. What we could all do is blog about this and, instead of using a real link to his blog just talk about it like "and then there is BookNN dot com" but use a direct link to Google Adsense. Google will suddenly get all these hits from WP.com blogs and every one of those posts will be talking about the fact that they refuse to take this guy down, that they are enabling a criminal.

    Just a thought. If you do such a post, put the link in this thread and then we can refer to all the other posts on the topic and thus boost these posts in the Google rankings. I know that at least one of us has already written about this.

  20. Here is what I got from Google. What a pain in the ass they are:

    Google AdSense
    to me

    Thank you for your note.

    It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website: http://www.copyright.gov/) and other applicable intellectual property laws. In this case, this means that if we receive proper notice of infringement, we will forward that notice to the responsible web site publisher.

    To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail, not by email) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that pursuant to that Act, you may be liable to the alleged infringer for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that you own an item when you in fact do not. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether you have the right to request removal from our service, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

    To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

    1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. For example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on http://www.legal.com/legal_page.html."

    2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing upon the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. You must identify each page that allegedly contains infringing material by providing its URL.

    3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit Google to contact you (email address is preferred).

    4. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the allegedly infringing webpages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."

    5. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

    6. Sign the paper.

    7. Send the written communication to the following address:

    Google, Inc.
    Attn: AdSense Support, DMCA complaints
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View CA 94043

    OR Fax to:

    (650) 618-8507, Attn: AdSense Support, DMCA complaints

    Regards,
    The Google AdSense Team

  21. I completely agree with you raincoaster. A tremendous amount of hoop jumping to get them to act upon a serious matter. It seems like google is simply taking the easy way out and not address sites like booknn, maybe for fear that they will get sued or something of that nature. I would like to see google get hot on the matter, but I am not willing to hoop jump as it will deplete my creative energy.

    I am interested in the idea you have on writing about the theives that google enables, but I do not want to get bit by google as a result. Can you or someone else suggest a way to address the issue concerning sites like booknn via a post blitz on google? I am up with wanting to pursue that avenue. Give me your thoughts please. Thank you. Down to the cyber infidels.

  22. Google will not downgrade your blog in search engine rankings just for criticizing Google. Blog about it to your heart's content, just be sure to post a link to your blog post in this thread, so that all subsequent blog posts about it can link to that post. That way we will not only have our regular exposure, we will work as a web network and increase awareness that a number of people are having this problem.

    In the meantime, I suggest faxing google rather than mailing them. Faxing them costs THEM money.

  23. He's back with a new domain name.

    Same IP address.

    » Trauma chart « Finding the Light in the Darkness-My 1983 | veryangel . cn / index . php / family / 36065 / trauma-chart-finding-the-light-in-the-darkness | IP: 211.95.80.162

    Adsense is up.

    I'll report him tomorrow.

  24. Great, thanks for the info. Looks like the first try kilt the first blog. We'll get this guy.

  25. I do not see any google adsense ads on the splog in question.

  26. Adblock, TT?

    I had to open it in IE to see the ads, but they're there.

  27. OOPS! You're right katm - I hate, loathe and despise ads of every kind so you bettcha I have my firefox Adblock is on ... DUH...
    I'll switch to IE *gag* and then have a go at this slimeball.

  28. As I've outlined in my latest post, booknn.cn has had its Google Adsense ads pulled.

    @secondchancetolive: will certainly be on the lookout to see if this guy morphs into something just as ugly. imho it's only a matter of time

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