Splog Alert – Genealogy-News.com and EcoBizWatch.com Stealing Content

Stop Content Theft

Once again Google Alerts save the day! One of the main reasons I use Google Alerts is to not only monitor and track the genealogy industry, but also to see who else might be using my content on my sites.

I discovered two new sites – Genealogy-News and EcoBizWatch – that are stealing content from genealogy bloggers.  Both are doing more than aggregating from RSS feeds – there is no author attribution nor are they linking back to the original post.  In addition, both sites are making a profit from affiliate advertising, links, etc.

What Can You Do?

Genealogy-News

  • Contact the site owner using this information via the WHOIS Registrar info:
    wilkes, mark
    mrk.wilkes@gmail.com
    wyco
    5016 brower ct
    granite bay, California 95746
    United States
    (916) 759-4492

EcoBizWatch

  • Contact the site owner using this information via the WHOIS Registrar info:
    Alamsyah, Wisnu
    wisnu.alamsyah@gmail.com
    None
    Jl. Radio Dalam
    2 Jakarta Jakarta,12345
    Tel. +62.0811654789

For each of these websites, use a cease and desist notice and tell them that your original content is being used and your copyright violated.  Insist that they remove your content or you will contact their web hosting company and file a DMCA complaint as well as a DMCA complaint with the advertisers displayed at Genealogy-News.

I also recommend that you post at the comments for each post using your content and link back to this post.  At the very least, they’ve been “called out” here at GeneaBloggers and this info will show up in Google search results.

Conclusion

All readers of GeneaBloggers know – as do our members – that it isn’t playing fair when you have to steal content from others who have worked so hard to document their genealogy journey.

Don’t forget our resource page on Blog Copyright and Content Theft!

GeneaBloggers will always fight the good fight against opportunists who want to ride the current wave of popularity surrounding family history and only take from our community without giving back.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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