No, this isn’t going to be a rant against warez, DRM or eBooks on MIRC. It is a question from me about how to handle sites like(which I hate linking to, but I want you to see what they are doing), that lift and post entire reviews from Gear Diary and other similar sites.
I got a call at midnight from someone who had noticed, and I sent an email – that I am sure went into a blackhole somewhere – to the poster, Elliot Back. This guy has the audacity to have the following legal notice on his site: “All content is the original work of Elliott Back, copyright 2007. You may not use the layout, links, images, or any additional content of this site without explicit written permission of the owner.”
It’s not the first time that someone has copied all the pictures from a review and posted them on another site – which is why we finally had to start watermarking 95% of our original photos, but this is the first time I am aware of someone stealing an entire review as well as hot-linking to my photos! Urgh!
Any tips on ways to bring him down? Or do I just have to roll with it and curse the internet gods?
Update:made an excellent suggestion, which I enjoyed implementing. Making the images to replace every 4th picture on the lifted review took a little bit of time, but the process was theraputic. Take a look, and thanks Jack!