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    AptHost has ripped of our content!

    It's sad to see these companies who copy off others hard work

    http://www.apthost.com/why-us.php

    Has copied our content

    http://wirenine.com/aboutus/why-us.html

    Our content was written by professional writers, and to prove that they have copied our content you can see that they forgot to remove "WireNine" from reason #7. It appears that not only some of the Reasons copied from us, but they have copied it from several other companies such as Host Layer and probably several others.

    7. Trusted by Customers Worldwide
    Customers of all sizes from around the world rely on WireNine to provide secure, reliable Web hosting services and friendly support. We value our customers’ loyalty, and we work tirelessly to keep it.
    Now I am sure we are going to get a lame excuse such as, our web designer has copied the content and we had no idea this was the case.

    See the attachment in case they remove it and then deny that the content was copied.

    I do not mean to bash any companies but I am tired of seeing these companies taking credit for other people's hard work, and can't spend money on hiring someone to do their work if they can't do it themselves.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ripped.jpg  
    Last edited by WireNine; 02-26-2008 at 08:51 PM.
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    Well, you're obviously doing something right, since people want to model themselves after you, but copying someone's content word for word is just plain wrong.
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    Ay, that's no good... how did you find this out?
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    obvious case of copied content.
    Let's talk custom servers and reseller plans
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    hopefully their prospective clients read that page, it speaks volumes for 'apthost'

    it's still unchanged, btw.
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    not really a big dealeo
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    really? why not?

    it's called copyright infringement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    not really a big dealeo
    It's only illegal.
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    google stole your content also. copyright infringement?

    http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a
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    oh man..
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    Maybe it was a publicity stunt to get more hits.....
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    oh they finally edited their page removing the "WireNine" part
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    google stole your content also. copyright infringement?

    http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a
    Google didn't steal it, it's a cache page and not used for their products or
    website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    google stole your content also. copyright infringement?

    http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a
    Please think before posting.
    Last edited by WireNine; 02-26-2008 at 10:04 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrissicSolutions View Post
    oh they finally edited their page removing the "WireNine" part
    Still have "Host Layer" on the page.


    5. No Slow Servers, No Excuses
    Plenty of companies overload servers in order to cram as many customers to a machine as possible and maximize profit. At Host Layer we do not overload our servers and do not make excuses if problems arise.

    We have found that through the years that our staff has working in the hosting industry that providing up to date analysis and updates on any server issues will help keep our customers minds at ease knowing any issues are being working on.
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    I like #8:

    8. Integrity of the highest standards



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    I'm really not trying to add fuel to the fire, but this content also looks like Hostway's. Now I'm not pointing the finger in either direction here, just asking the obvious. Which came first? I easily found several variants of this on multiple sites, some with the same wording. So I am just curious who's content was it originally?

    WireNine page: wirenine.com/aboutus/why-us.html
    Top 10 reasons you should choose WireNine.

    Seemingly, there are many choices when it comes to picking a Web hosting provider. However, when you add up all the facts, the choice becomes clear. Discover the reasons why WireNine is the right choice for you.
    Hostway page: hostway.com/aboutus/why_choose_hostway.html
    Top 10 reasons you should choose Hostway.

    Seemingly, there are many choices when it comes to picking a Web hosting provider. However, when you add up all the facts, the choice becomes clear. Discover the reasons why Hostway is the right choice for you.
    I deal with this issue a lot with our TOS. To be honest its not so bad that they copied the TOS, its that they leave our company name and links in place.

    Good luck Ali, hope you get it all sorted with out much hassle.
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    There's also:

    We pride ourselves on delivering a first-rate customer experience at a price our customers can afford. There is no reason superior quality and fast, friendly service should come at a prohibitive cost. Our plans, loaded with generous hosting resources, start at just $3.95/monthly for shared web hosting plans and $24.95 a month for reseller web hosting plans, all powered with the quick and responsive support our customers have come to expect from us.
    WireNine:
    http://wirenine.com/aboutus/

    VitalWebHost:
    http://www.vitalwebhost.net/aboutus.php

    (Given that Ali is an upstanding member of WHT, it's highly likely VitalWebHost lifted that paragraph from WireNine...)
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    Here's some more paragraphs stolen from WireNine...

    WireNine:
    http://wirenine.com/aboutus/

    FinLy Host:
    http://www.finlyhost.com/about-finlyhost.php
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    Very sorry to hear about that, I'd really recommend contacting them and asking on their forums and maybe try even contacting their network provider.

    Good luck
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    Just mentioned it on Live Chat:

    Harry: Yes we are aware of it. Our designer seems to have messed up the contents. We have already reported it to our management about it
    Harry: Thanks for letting us know



    So it seems they are doing something about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boldoutlook View Post
    Google didn't steal it, it's a cache page and not used for their products or
    website.
    but the design is on googles servers. It doesn't matter where.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    but the design is on googles servers. It doesn't matter where.
    I have no clue how you can be apart of a hosting company.

    It allows people to view Wirenine and their content via Google tool / service. Google is not claiming rights to the content or ownership.

    I believe you had the same who cares attitude when IHubnet website was stolen.

    You have very poor respect for people's work. Horrible.
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    I am probably not part of a hosting company, considering I signed up with medialayer not to long ago.

    Why make a new topic every time a design is stolen? Designs are going to get stolen. It's part of owning a website.
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    The trick is to copy the meaning not the text itself lol



    Cant you just use
    www.copyscape.com
    to find all the other people they have borrowed text from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    I am probably not part of a hosting company, considering I signed up with medialayer not to long ago.

    Why make a new topic every time a design is stolen? Designs are going to get stolen. It's part of owning a website.
    What it comes down to, is it is against the law. Simple as that. I may not agree with speeding being against the law, my wallet is definitely against it, however that doesn't make it ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    I am probably not part of a hosting company, considering I signed up with medialayer not to long ago.

    Why make a new topic every time a design is stolen? Designs are going to get stolen. It's part of owning a website.
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    In any event, people rip because people like you, who have no respect or care for other peoples work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    I am probably not part of a hosting company, considering I signed up with medialayer not to long ago.

    Why make a new topic every time a design is stolen? Designs are going to get stolen. It's part of owning a website.
    And it's part of the process to get them to take down the content. How are people going to know about design theft?

    I take it you haven't been around long.
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    That's too bad. But it's the internet, unless you have the funding to sue them what are you going to do?
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    just becuase a link to a web hosting company is in my sig, doesn't mean I own that company(or work for them). Think before you post. Thanks
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    And one sad thing about this, even google cached and possibly indexed the site/page and may show in search results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHC - Travis View Post
    That's too bad. But it's the internet, unless you have the funding to sue them what are you going to do?
    Contact the upstream provider of the person hosting the stolen content and send them a DMCA which they normally take seriously and notify the customer and/or take the offending content offline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    just becuase a link to a web hosting company is in my sig, doesn't mean I own that company(or work for them). Think before you post. Thanks
    Telling me to think? Thats rich.

    You put your name besides a hosting company and then below advertise the benefits and then state reseller hosting coming soon. How can someone not come to a conclusion you are related with said company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    just becuase a link to a web hosting company is in my sig, doesn't mean I own that company(or work for them). Think before you post. Thanks
    Maybe you should follow your own advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHFB HTML View Post
    Maybe you should follow your own advice
    Hah! Exposed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edison2 View Post
    And one sad thing about this, even google cached and possibly indexed the site/page and may show in search results.
    That's how I found out while searching for WireNine in google just to check on the listings.

    I don't mind inspiration but a straight copy and paste is stealing, inspiration is innovative but if you take something and put your own label on it that doesn't make it yours.
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    My 1/2p,

    Looking at this from a different angle, before the tread was started it was very easy for a prospective client to see their website and notice all the mistakes and think twice about using them. However by complaining to them they have the oportunity to improve their content making them more respectable to people visiting.

    A possible alternative would to be to watch and wait. In the mean time you know that their site isnt going to apeal to people with all those mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    google stole your content also. copyright infringement?

    http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a
    You can't be serious?!

    Heard about a term called "intent"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    just becuase a link to a web hosting company is in my sig, doesn't mean I own that company(or work for them). Think before you post. Thanks
    my recommendation to you would be to stop posting before you look like an even bigger idiot.
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    The owner or representative just responded to a thread attacking our company, maybe he cares to respond to this one in regards to his own company ehh? http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...=667436&page=2
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