Wordprexy

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  • #144865

    coldsprings
    Member

    Hello,

    My blog http://givingupcontrol.wordpress.com/ is being mirrored at http://givingupcontrol.wordprexy.com. Wordprexy is running adds off my blog content. In some cases the Wordprexy entry actually beats out my real blog entry in Google.

    Does anyone know what Wordprexy is? Is this a pirate site?

    #145148

    julienne
    Member

    Yea,

    Officially complain to WordPress.com your post above may be enough. And also contact http://givingupcontrol.wordprexy.com and ask them to stop or tell them about your copyrighted material.

    Actually the copyright thing is a pretty serious offence in the USA and the punishment is pretty severe if caught.
    J

    #145149

    timethief
    Member

    Wordprexy appears to be a wordpress.org install that is exactly mirroring the other wordpress.com. Google and Technorati spiders recognize duplicate content in a negative light. If this is a blogscraper then assert your copyright. Contact the blogger and object to content theft.

    There are many threads on blogscrapers in the forum searchbox. Many people are experiencing the same problem but it is not a wordpress.com problem due to rss feeds sploggers are having a rip-off field day. For reference: Here’s the link to Lorelle’s post on what to do if you do discover someone has been stealing your blog content http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/04/10/what-do-you-do-when-someone-steals-your-content/

    #145152

    mark
    Staff

    “Officially complain to WordPress.com”

    We cannot do anything.
    Find their webhost and swamp them with emails / DMCA’s.

    #145154

    julienne
    Member

    Thanks Mark,
    Noted for future!
    J

    #145159

    coldsprings
    Member

    I have found a thread http://talkingtails.wordpress.com/2007/09/11/what-is-wordprexy/ that implies that Wordprexy is authorized by WordPress. Can this really be true?

    #145168

    I think it means WordPress.org is the software while a host like Yahoo or whoever is the one hosting it.

    #145170

    ellaella
    Member

    mark, I’m unclear what your message (DMCA) means, even after reading the above-mentioned thread. Can you elaborate please?

    My blog, with its pre-domain mapping upgrade-url, is mirrored there and up to the minute.

    #145173

    Go here to find more info on wordprexy.com

    http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=wordprexy.com

    They’re in Istanbul, Turkey although their domain is registered through Yahoo.

    Good luck.

    #145174

    timethief
    Member

    @ellaella
    You will find this covered in Lorelle’s post I put up the link to above.

    The DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) creates a safe harbor for online service providers (OSPs, including ISPs) against copyright liability if they promptly block access if they receive a notification from a copyright holder or their agent.

    DMCA links
    http://info.yahoo.com/copyright/details.html
    http://www.google.com/dmca.html
    http://search.msn.com/docs/siteowner.aspx?t=SEARCH_WEBMASTER_CONC_AboutDMCA.htm
    how to do DMCA notifications http://www.seologic.com/faq/dmca-notifications.php

    WordPress.com is not in a position to do anything about this. The onus is on the bloggers to take the steps that Lorelle lays out very clearly in her post(s).

    #145177

    atthe404
    Member

    @julienne: Whilst it is always nice to thank Mark, you need to recognise that the bulk of the heavy lifting in the forum is done by volunteers. I very much doubt if any of your technical requirements are so sophisticated that they couldn’t manage. But your card has been marked.

    #145188

    wank
    Member

    Since they’re based in Istanbul, I wonder whether they’re mirroring wordpress.com in order to circumvent the Turkish block on the domain. Anyone know whether that block is still in effect?

    #145194

    trent
    Member

    You are right on wank. Not sure if they are still blocked (think so), but most blogs are being replicated. Examples:

    http://raincoaster.wordprexy.com/
    http://wank.wordprexy.com/

    Just replicating the domains that wordpress.com puts out.

    Trent

    #145249

    ellaella
    Member

    Thanks all for the info and links. Istanbul puts a whole different slant on it for me. Will do nothing for now.

    o/ timethief

    #145251

    timethief
    Member

    @ellaella
    thumbs up :)

    #145275

    niyse
    Member

    Here’s wordprexy’s explanation on the subject.

    http://greatfirewallofturkey.com/blog/

    – Biyang Hansen

    #145277

    niyse
    Member

    Oops – here is the permalink for their statement

    http://www.greatfirewallofturkey.com/blog/bilgi/what-we-are-and-what-we-are-not/

    – Biyang

    #145284

    timethief
    Member

    @niyse
    Thanks for posting the links. I’ve been too busy to locate them …lol :D
    I’m posting the disclaimer here for others who read this thread.

    Disclaimer: WordPrexy is a WordPress-specific proxy server. It only mirrors the content; it does neither copy nor host any of the actual content found on WordPress.com. WordPrexy.com is not responsible from the material and content found in it’s sites and cannot be held liable for them.

    #145681

    jaroche
    Member

    Mark, you could block the access to the wordprexy servers just banning their IPs. It’s so hard to do that?

    #145682

    Is anyone making money from that Wordprexy site?

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