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Check This Out :)


Browse around this clowns site...

http://www.mxhub.net/

Then look at ours...

http://www.hostrocket.com

This isnt meant to be an ad or anything, but see any similarities... anything we can do about this? Check out their support page. They didnt even bother to change the text let alone the pictures we have to pay to use that they stole...

-Brendan


Last edited by hostrocket; 05-15-2001 at 12:06 AM.


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talk about weird...when I click on that site, my browser has a 6 beside the back, forward and mail buttons at the top. three 6's...hmmm

Weird I say!

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Brendan, it might be comforting to know that imitators rarely make it. It will come back to haunt him.

However, if you want to do something about it, you can contact their provider? GemSoft

person: Mark Johnson
address: 28 Furnival Gate
address: Sheffield
address: S1 4QP
phone: +44 114 275 7070
fax-no: +44 114 272 5353
e-mail: MJohnson@gemsoft.net

I think they will act if yo present them with the URL's.
I had one reseller once who copied another company's site, word for word, even the images! needless to say,
the account was immediatly closed.

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Just send them an email stating that have already contacted your attorney and you will be serving them with papers if they don't change their site format within 24 hours.....that usually does the trick.

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I will suggest to contact attorney and inform them about this, otherwise they will copy someoneelse website. These people can't help it out and therefore should be punished for thier deeds.

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This has actually been been brought up before and mxhub posted a response about it, however useful it may be... I would definately not say it's reason to copy anothers design.

From mxhub...

Quote:
I strongly respected Hostrocket for their great services since i was one of their customers before. So, perhap i may have admire their hostrocket too much that i took some design idea from them? don't mind?
http://webhostingtalk.com/showthread...ght=hostrocket

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Nice way to admire. Sorry no offense but it is called stealing. They should ask for the permission from RocketHost before.

RocketHost - If I would be in your place would have given some time to them to remove the copied stuffs (... informing atorrney, no would have given one chance in this case.)

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he uses a word that scares me => unlimited

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I wonder how many hits we lose to rockethost.com

-Brendan

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There's more plagiarism than just "design inspiration"--most of the text is ripped off verbatim.

Have you tried simply contacting the guy, explaining that you've put a lot of work into your site, and asking him politely to remove the copied text? I know people stealing your hard work is upsetting, but the "polite" route might just solve your problem and--assuming it works--is probably better in the long run than angry threats of legal action right off the bat.

One other thing, the image on your "Network Info" page is broken.

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This is really too much, they're over doing it too obviously.

But.. If presuming one of your reseller copied (something similar as the above website) your entire website for use to sell your products, would you consider it stealing? or would your company grant such permission for use?

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I had contacted and apologised to brendan from HR for taking designs from his site and we plan to change our site slightly differently,just to avoid crash again.

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hum.....

This is kinda like .....*coughTACIDcoughcough*........

Not saying that their the same, just use the same technique for 'designing' webpages!!

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Not related to tacid if you want to know. We are planning to change our site slightly differently,just to avoid crash again.

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when people are Sad / Desperate / Un-Inventive / Boring, then these things happen, many people simply browse the net for hours looking to rip off sites!

I kind of hoped mine was original tho, even if it is slow loading (http://xtroot.com) - please dont contact me for hosting as this is just a test page and most of it doesnt work!, lol - im just learning Fireworks!!

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