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  1. Roy

    Roy Active Member
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    So i have a website which ranks well top first page. Just noticed another window cleaner in the area took paragraphs of mine, completely copied... an added one extra word to it an put on his website

    I hate people that do that. Anyone else have any issues like this?

    But hes on google ads, hopefully my clicks help him out :p
     
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  2. Markyboy 50

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    Shows initiative me thinks. Why do the work when it's on the web for the world to see/ copy?
     
  3. Damo

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    What ya www address ?
     
  4. adamangler

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    I would message them, and threaten them with reporting it to google, as far as i know google can de-index the offending pages.
     
  5. daveyboy

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    I wouldn't message them but i would report them
    They will have no idea why they have no rankings
     
  6. boarcity

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    target his work ruthlessly
     
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  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I worked in photography for several years and have a healthy pension from royalties from images I shot over the years. I have also had to deal with copyright infringement and breach of intellectual property rights in the past.

    Firstly, if these are images you have taken from elsewhere on the web that are not yours (as in taken by you nor the copyright owned by you) then there is nothing you can do as you yourself are in breach of international copyright laws.

    Next, As long as the images are yours, as in taken by you, then have a load of legal resources at your disposal.

    Take some screen shots of his web page so you have the evidence.

    A firmly but politely worded email to him pointing out that he is illegally using copyrighted images and text for commercial gain and that you require him to take them down immediately and not to use you legally protected property again.

    A little side trick is to send an invoice for at least £200 per image of yours he is using due within 7 days should he wish to continue using your property.

    I will wager that his site is fully reworked within 24 hours.

    Should it not be you have a fully enforceable debt owed to you by him as he was made aware that they are your property and should he wish to use them he must pay, hence continuation equals agreement of terms.

    Hope that helps.
     
  8. Eviestevie

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    Or just ignore it and take it as a compliment???
    Where all in it for same reason to provide a nice life for are family
    Prob doesn't mean any harm
    It's similar to lending pictures of work to slmeone
     
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  9. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    I admit I've used in the past pics off net before had decent ones myself
    Even used company method statements and tailored them
     
  10. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    It's actually false advertising. Luring customers in on the false insuations that the images are representative of your work.

    Whilst trying to provide a better life for his family he is literally stealing from the person whos work he is using.
     
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