There is a great "tool" out there called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(DMCA) that will allow you to not get angry, but get even.
The SEO Logic website has a great introduction on the proper way to approach
using the DMCA. You should read the entire article for the details on all
that you can do under the DMCA, depending on how "even" you want to get.
Here is the main thing that you want to do.
"File notices of alleged infringement (DMCA) with the Webmaster's hosting
company or ISP. You can have the site removed from the server where it is
hosted. But first, you have to find out where the site is hosted."
We can use the Domain Tools website to do a "whois" to see if we can locate
the ISP for the Crystalinks website.
The "whois" information we want is:
IP Address: 188.8.131.52
IP Location: - Schlund + Partner Ag
Another Domain Tools utility we can use is a DNS (Domain Name System) lookup
on the IP (Internet Protocol) number from above.
From the above we get the hosting company domain name, Schlund.de. For more,
we do another "whois," this time on Schlund.de.
Name: Hostmaster SCHLUND
Address: Schlund + Partner AG
Address: Brauerstr. 48
Phone: +49 721 91374 50
Fax: +49 721 91374 20
Alternatively, or additionally, you could email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You should visit Elliot Back's website for a good sample letter to use.
"... was totally ripping off my content, so I filed the following DMCA
notice with their hosting provider [Schlund]: ..."
The Wikipedia entry for the DMCA has a template for a DMCA request.
"This text contains several items to respond to. It can be sent by fax,
ordinary postal mail or even put on a website at the disposal of the
Schlund + Partner has a contact page. Be aware that it is in German, but the
contact information is easy to discern.
Schlund + Partner AG
Telephone: +49 721 913 74-0
Fax: +49 721 913 74-20
From the whois on Crystalinks.com we can also see that 1&1 is doing the name
serving for the website, so it probably wouldn't hurt to contact them as well.
1&1 Internet Inc.
701 Lee Road, Suite 300
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.
Used the Domain Tools website utilities.
Google search on: internet copyright DMCA
Google search on: Schlund DMCA
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