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  • Root

    (@root)


    These guys here have (one) stolen my old index file including my 3d design (two) are adapting it for commercial use and (three) are still calling the posts and comments from my ****** blog server. They might make more sales if they worked out how to install WordPress. Have a nice day fellas.
    Edit: Error. The posts / comments are not being called. They have just lifted my index including the post content at that time . Sorry.

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  • Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    I trust you are blocking their IP ?
    And informing their host ?

    Root

    (@root)

    Well I have only just noticed and I do not not really know what to do. Oddly if you click the comments it takes you to my own blog (traffic of sorts). They are not linking to any images. But they are calling from my mysql. Is it safe? How can I block an IP ? And how do I know who is the host?

    MarkMichon

    (@markmichon)

    should start off with a nice “I have all your information you little…” type post just to see if it scares them off.

    Anonymous

    p2mag.com has address 66.226.80.22
    whois p2mag.com:
    Domain name: p2mag.com
    Administrative Contact:
    Jim Kerr (KUGNY) jakedfw@swbell.net
    Alternative Radio Content
    6035 Vanderbilt Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75206
    United States
    Phone: (214) 3705543
    Technical Contact:
    Cedant Web Hosting (54FDP) support@CEDANT.COM
    Cedant Web Hosting
    216 F Street PMB49
    Davis, CA 95616
    United States
    Phone: 530 753 3787
    Record last updated on 2003-05-19 00:00:00
    Record created on 2003-05-19 00:00:00
    Record expires on 2005-05-20 00:00:00
    Domain servers in listed order:
    ns.cedant.com 216.55.153.2
    ns2.cedant.com 66.226.78.2
    Registration Service Provider: CEDANT
    support@cedant.com

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    They are stealing bandwidth.
    That MUST be against the hosts AUP.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    Change your mysql password …… and ask the host how on earth that information was discovered ??

    Root

    (@root)

    Well I am on live chat with cedant now.

    Root

    (@root)

    Well the posts are not really being linked live at all. They have just lifted the index. The comments link back to my own blog they are not being called. This is wierd. They are not connected to mysql really. They have just nicked my index file. But it is not much use to them. But they have gone to some trouble with a new head graphic and moving to a lh menu. I am not sure that any good or harm is actually occuring. But I am checking closely. Thanks.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    I just posted a comment from their blog ….. Post title ‘404 push’
    If it lands with you, which it does…….. then to me that’s BW theft.
    Good luck 🙂

    Root

    (@root)

    Well it hit me.But the comment was actually put in by you on my blog. BUT they have got WP installed. Try and login.

    Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

    Support Maven

    Hmm…….. couldn’t….
    Still think Cedant could do a whole lot more though.

    serendipity

    (@serendipity)

    Yikes. It might well be a very stupid way to get a cool template and design for a budding site. But this doesn’t make it any less identity theft. The bandwidth issue is one thing — I’m not quite sure, they might just as well be doing no more than linking to you. But what’s without any doubt a huge no-no is the fact that they are a) redistributing your copyrighted material without your permission and b) committing plagiarism by pretending to be the authors of the material. What do Cedant say to that? They need to tell off the owners and be prepared to pull the plug after due warning; from their Acceptable Use Policy, which is here:

    Unacceptable Content
    All services provided by Cedant Web Hosting may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute.

    If you don’t have any progress to report soon, I’m going to write a polite email to abuse@cedant.com myself. If several of us do this (no invective, please!), they might just wake up.

    Root

    (@root)

    Thank you all for your interest, useful info and support. I am preparing carefully my email to cedant, with the appropriate care, courtesy, and a concise statement of the facts. This may be a case where a few minutes, pause for rational and considered thinking is best but my missive to cedant will be going shortly. I have already emailed the admin contact and editor for P2 asking for their proposals.
    No reply yet. Full details will be on my blog.

    Root

    (@root)

    Ah. The plot thickens. In breach of the requirements for domain registration the admin contact for p2 one Mr Jim Kerr provided by anon above does not exist . We are on good ground now.

    serendipity

    (@serendipity)

    It might be this Jim Kerr. Alternative Radio Content seems pretty defunct now. Maybe he’s looking for an alternative venture.
    Oh, and don’t forget, they’re still asleep over in California. Not only Mr Kerr, but also anyone with the authority to tap him on this greedy fingers.

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