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#1 secretangel

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:06 PM

I am having problems with someone online who keeps copying stuff off my website and putting it on their own myspace accounts/youtube accounts. They are all videos/photos that I have taken myself.

It states on each page of my website that I hold the copyright to everything on there but that hasn't stopped them.

I've contacted the company who hosts my website to see if I can block them by ip address but they do not offer that service.

Is there anything I can do to prevent this or what legal options do I have.

One of the videos was on my youtube account but I did take the embed code off to try and prevent it from being used elsewhere but it didn't work as they still found a way to copy it.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:22 PM

This article explains some basic concepts and remedies about copyright on the WWW

Remedies for Web Site Copyright Infringement
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:24 PM

Do you have permission to the .htaccess? If so you can just ban there I.P. and no images will show for them.. I think. Or you can threaten to hack them.. but that's just what I would do.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the link.

Sorry Verify - could you explain .htaccess as do not know what you mean :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:32 PM

.. mm well it is what it says, it's the access file for your site, mostly all paid hosts allow you to have control over this file. If your not on a paid host and on a free host ask if your able to have control over this file. You can manually Ban I.P.'s and restrict certain pages, etc.. Any way if you use a CMS most have a ban option.

I'll stay posted if you need more info.

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Oh ya, forgot the .htaccess is in your public_html folder, the main root for all of your default files.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:36 PM

I am on a free host at the moment and I do not have access to the .htaccess.

I am considering paying for hosting to get over this problem and to give myself more storage space as I've still got quite a few things I want to add to my site and have nearly run out of space on my current host.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:31 PM

I don't go here anymore but x10hosting .com is probably one of the best free hosters out there..
luckily for me I have a friend at dreamhost.com and he gave me some free webspace.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:32 PM

thanks for the link - I'll take a look at that.
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:31 AM

Also, freehostia.com offers a very good free plan. If I recall correctly, the free plan has hotlinking disabled by default. You also have access to htaccess.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:36 AM

I use host monster, they give you alot of space and features for little $$$ and they are great

Edited by firefighter17103, 16 October 2007 - 07:37 AM.





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