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[resolved] Preventing Plagarism?! Please help! (3 posts)

  1. Keilya
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello, recently I happened to stumble across a site which had virtually copied one of my categories completely( http://exonesis.com/?cat=17 ). =/

    The page which plagarised my work is over here: http://blog.xuite.net/lo11212006/blog/7859140

    He copied everything from my source, and didn't even bother removing my name, the time I posted, even the comments links lead back to my site!

    I know of some scripts which prevents email spam (such as PHP Fanbase or Enthusiast. On the surface when viewing the website, the email appears normal, ie. hello@xyz.com

    However when you view source, it appears like this: 'hello' + '@' + 'xyz.com'

    Is there any way I could do this? Plugin? Modifications to the script? Just to prevent people from just viewing my source and copying them straight?

    I know about the script that prevents right click, trouble is, that doesn't work anymore. For me I can still right click after the prompt that tells me it's blocked. Moreover I can simply view source from my "View" panel.

    Any help is greatly appreciated! >.<

  2. Mark Jaquith
    WordPress Lead Dev
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You're not going to be able to stop this in every instance, but you can handle it on a case-by-case basis.

    First thing to do would be to check out Bad Behavior [1] which may block malicious bots from being able to access your site. The second thing is to be reactive... find out the IP or the website (ping it!) and put the following line in your site's .htaccess file (assuming Apache here):

    # block site with IP address 123.123.123.123
    deny from 123.123.123.123

    That will make it harder for that site to rip off your content, because it will have to be done from a different IP address than the one hosting the ripoff site.

    If that fails, find out what company is hosting the site and complain to them. Threaten legal action.

  3. Keilya
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Why thank you. =)

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