Hey Gibizz.com, Remove My Stolen Content From Your Website

QUICK UPDATE!!

It took less than a day for Gibizz.com to remove my blog post from their archives.  Leaving messages on the actual site wasn’t working, so this seemed to be the next best alternative.

Always keep an eye out, kids…you never know who might be “borrowing” or “accidentally RSS feeding” your content onto their website.

Below is what I posted this morning.

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This was sent to the email address GIBIZZ.COM@domainsbyproxy.com earlier this morning. After changing around a couple of words, they stole a post from me (even including my photos!!) and put it on their website (www.gibizz.com) without permission as if it were their own post.

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To whom it may concern:

This is to advise you that you are using copyrighted and protected material on your website. Your illegal use an article called “Bits ‘n’ Bites” at  http://www.gibizz.com/news/?p=8112 is originally from my blog called “Bits ‘n’ Bites” at www.iusedtohavehair.com. This is original content and I am the author and copyright holder. Use of copyright protected material without permission is illegal under copyright laws.

Please take one or more of the following actions immediately: 

  • Re-write the post to include excerpts with a link to the original content.
  • Credit the material specifically to me (i.e. Canadian Bald Guy), as author, and my blog (www.iusedtohavehair.com).
  • Remove the plagiarized material immediately.

I expect a response within 5 days to this issue. Thank you for your immediate action on this matter.

 

Respectfully,

Todd
“Canadian Bald Guy”

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This is the information I found on them…

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc. 

DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: GIBIZZ.COM
Created on: 11-Oct-08
Expires on: 11-Oct-13
Last Updated on: 06-Nov-09

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration GIBIZZ.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
+1.4806242599 Fax — +1.4806242598

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration GIBIZZ.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
+1.4806242599 Fax — +1.4806242598

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.BLUEHOST.COM
NS2.BLUEHOST.COM

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4 thoughts on “Hey Gibizz.com, Remove My Stolen Content From Your Website

  1. I suppose this is the life of an internet. I’m just starting off in this stuff and to no fault of mine. I’m being blamed for stolen content. LOL Awesome!!! Well if it make you feel any better. As the founder of GIBIZZ.com the information was placed by my webmaster. He must have thought you had some good content. From what I read it’s pretty good. I’ll fix the issue and I apologize for the misunderstanding.

    1. Y’know, if your webmaster had just copied/pasted the content it would be one thing…but he manipulated some of the wording so it was a purposeful attempt to steal the content (for whatever reason…I’m just a small-time blogger talking about his life).

      I appreciate the apology and you taking the content down from your website. Thank you.

  2. You are the best! I am now dealing with a 4th website who has plagiarized my work. 2 with a net worth of over 12 million dollars caved with dated proof sent to them by me. One pulled the article in question, the other I let cite my material after a 2nd rewrite of the citation.

    I too went public after private emails were not getting me anywhere. I may in the future just retire and litigate. It is an option.

    I read your material after dealing with the above but I applaud in every way what you are doing and recommend.

    Going public does work faster in some cases though. It did in the second case.

    Also know that some shady websites have bogus editorial polices that ask for personal information and material above and beyond proof, to intimidate people from complaining about plagiarism.

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