planespotter
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Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:24 pm

Hello there,

I had several cases where my photos were used on websites without my permission, but that what I found yesterday beats everything. I searched Google for my URL in order to see from where it is linked to my page and found an homepage looking almost exactly like mine. This guy stole the whole website with my design and graphics. He modified the logo and replaced my name with his name.

Look at this:

original: http://www.planespotter.de

copy: http://pages.intnet.mu/roal/

Is this kind of funny or just sad? I never thought, people can be so stupid....

Stefan
Planespotter.de

 
AviationIvi
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:34 pm

unbelievable

Ivica
 
PUnmuth@VIE
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:37 pm

This guy is a stupid a..h..e
Peter
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jwenting
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:02 pm

Stupid, silly, but you have to admit it is flattering  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Pissed
I wish I were flying
 
Staffan
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:23 pm

Ummm...what should one say.....incredibly stupid!



 
aps
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:29 pm

I wouldnt say flattering in this case ... iwould say lazy or even complete lack of own initiative
 Angry

i dont like the idea at all .. it makes my blood boil , that people take off your hard graft  Pissed

i dont suppose there is much you can do about it unless you have a full copyright registered

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Joge
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:32 pm

Hey!

What the f***?

See this, BTW at http://pages.intnet.mu/roal/:

pkhofs@intnet.mu

Ok, if this is his real address, let's send some spam mail!

-Joge
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Staffan
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:33 pm

Of course he can do something about it, the photos on the website have been stolen too, they were copyrighted the second Stefan put them on his webpage.

I remember a similar incident a few years ago when the design of a webpage was stolen, and the idiot who stole it was forced to remove it.

Staffan
 
planespotter
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 8:08 pm

Hi there...

ok, the photos (of aircrafts) are not stolen. He "only" took the design, the graphics and the logo (ok in the logo there are 4 small photos, but i dont care about them). I wonder whether I should do something at all ??? He made up a totally CRAP website. Nobody every wants to look at this, so why should i care?

Should I care? I dont know....

I think, its not as bad as stealing photos although its pretty stupid for sure...(designing own websites is not that difficult)...

Stefan.
 
PUnmuth@VIE
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 8:12 pm

I think you should do something about it. The designe of your site is pretty unique and why let others use it?
Didnt you spent some time to make your site??
Peter
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Staffan
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 8:29 pm

Stefan, the photos I was referring to were the ones in the logo. I wouldn't expect to get any money from the guy, but I think you should ask him to remove the webpage if you don't like him using your design.

Staffan
 
planespotter
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 8:41 pm

Peter, Steffan: Isn't it a kind of honor that children (obvisously this must be a child) start copiing my website?

Or Perhaps I could link to this "website"...with the words "Look at this stupid boy" to make fun out of him.

Or send him a email with the words "You are the winner of our contest about the worst fake of an airliner website"

or something like that.... Wink/being sarcastic
 
chris28_17
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 10:33 pm

Has anyone ever seen "jay and silent bob strike back" ?? Well, for those of you that have you'll appreciate this idea... I think we need to somehow find out where all these stupid people live and go on a massive ass-kicking spree... this gets aggrivating after a while...



CHRIS
 
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Wed Jan 09, 2002 11:15 pm

Another VERY popular site being ripped off...

http://www.worldnews.com/ magically turned into http://www.airsafetyonline.com/. Dan Rupp, the owner of "Air Safety Online," has also been contacted by myself, as well as others from this forum, for illegally using our images on his website. He was also prosecuted by Reuters News Services for using their articles on his website without paying.

This guy is just bad news!  Sad
 
AviationIvi
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Thu Jan 10, 2002 2:06 am

you don´t care about the small pics??? I would!

Regards,
Ivi
 
Alaskaairlines
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Thu Jan 10, 2002 2:55 am

Talk to him about it, see what he has to say.

-Dmitry
 
covert
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RE: Copyright: Whole Website Stolen

Sun Jan 20, 2002 5:09 am

you should take it as an honor--he may like you so much he wants to be just like you...
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