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Need to find contact details of domain owner - copying content!

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by geester1, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. #1
    I have an established website and I have noticed another widesite that has copied content from my site, in a direct way to confuse people they have added an S after my site the offending domain is www [.] lcdenclosures [.]co [.]uk my site is lcd enclosure dot co dot uk
    SEMrush
    When I check the whois is does not give address or full name, but they are (obviously) hidding their ID, what can I do to have their domain cancelled? I have contacted their original ISP who terminated the service of hosting due to copyright infringement but they have moved to another host, with SAME site, reported again but I can see this going on forever, hence the reason why the have hidden their contact details. So I need to stop them what can I do??????????

    Any idea greatly appreciated.

    G
     
    geester1, Sep 11, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. EvanP

    EvanP Banned

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    #2
    Pay someone to hack/deface their site.
     
    EvanP, Sep 11, 2010 IP
  3. mjewel

    mjewel Prominent Member

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    #3
    What good are the contact details unless you are going to sue them? If you want to sue them, hire an attorney. I would personally not go that route. The site isn't a direct rip, doesn't even have a working contact page, and I can't see how they are going to take any business from you.
     
    mjewel, Sep 11, 2010 IP
  4. SalmanAbbas007

    SalmanAbbas007 Peon

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    lol XD they copied the contents and have placed a Copyscape icon in the footer rofl
     
    SalmanAbbas007, Sep 11, 2010 IP
  5. AstarothSolutions

    AstarothSolutions Peon

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    Also go to the domain registrar to claim ownership of the domain if they are passing off on your branding
     
    AstarothSolutions, Sep 13, 2010 IP
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    lcwadminbj Peon

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    Get off and stay off the LEGAL forum if criminal acts are your only solutions. This is the LEGAL i repeat LEGAL forum.
     
    lcwadminbj, Sep 13, 2010 IP
  7. geester1

    geester1 Well-Known Member

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    did that and the registrar told me they see no similarities, they even copied my home page description and changed 1 word! How can I force registrar to pass domain to me?
     
    geester1, Sep 14, 2010 IP
  8. Business Attorney

    Business Attorney Active Member

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    If they copied your text on their home page originally, it looks like they must have changed it. Yes, there are a number of similarities in the two texts but if you are both selling LCD enclosures, one would expect that you would make basically the same points about your products. At a quick read, it certainly doesn't seem that the other site has copied your text.

    As for getting their domain transferred to you, I don't see that happening, period. You can collect money damages if they copy your copyrighted materials, but I think it is improbable that a court would require transfer of a domain simply because of a copyright infringement.

    Of course, if the domain infringed a trademark owned by you, you could use the The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) to require transfer of the domain. In your case, you chose the name "LCDEnclosure.com" to sell LCD enclosures. I am highly skeptical that a UDRP panel would allow you to prevent anyone selling LCD enclosures from obtaining a domain name with those key words.

    I am not familiar with UK trademark law but in the US the name "LCD Enclosure" would almost certainly be found to be purely descriptive and not protected by trademark.
     
    Business Attorney, Sep 14, 2010 IP
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    contentboss Peon

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    good advice. If they registered it at godaddy, you're in luck.
     
    contentboss, Sep 15, 2010 IP
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    wptheme Well-Known Member

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    I went to the site it says

     
    wptheme, Sep 15, 2010 IP
  11. cathyfleur

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    hello.. I checked the WHOIS information of lcdenclosures.co.uk in whoisxy.com and saw the owner details. Please check the site to see if those were the details you wanted to know.
     
    cathyfleur, Sep 17, 2010 IP
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