A company holds the domain like generic_name.it and haves a site for their bussiness.
Someone else hold the domain generic_name.COM. They have used this domain for domain monetization.
Some weeks ago, the generic_name.com show the some content of the generic_name.it plus some ads on top and footer pages.
The urls in generic_name.com are modified urls of generic_name.it
All images showed in generic_name.com are the images hosted at generic_name.it
All changes made in generic_name.it are instantly viwed ion next visit to generic_name.com
My question are:
This is a form of site cloning ?
This is legal ?
Send the offending site a DMCA notice, and give them 48 hours to comply. If they don't, send the same notice to their upstream provider (host, or their host's datacenter), and include the fact that you notified them directly first.
I've never had an issue getting a site pulled offline in this manner.
I've ran into this situation in the past and wasn't too sure what to do exactly, the reply from the_pm has been a great help to guide me in future of what I should and can be doing to look after my rights - I'm sure this thread will help others too.
Just having a similar issue so thanks very much, I didn't know it was 48 hours, I gave them 24 hours.
Yes, there's no set time limit you must give. I've always given 48 hours, so they have enough time to read the request and then comply. You never know if you're going to catch someone on holiday, or just as they go to sleep, or whatever. It gives them a little time to mull over how serious you are about your request too, instead of a deadline passing and them thinking "oh well, too late." I've just found 48 hours to be a magic number. YMMV
48 hours does seem like pleanty of time. If the other business is serious they'd be checking their mail often so have no excuse for not complying.
If they're using the extact same text this is plagerism, which is illegal.
If the loss of bandwidth caused by them leeching from your server is great you could try for compensation. Or maybe that's just going too far? Some people need to learn, though.