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10:49 pm on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

as all the years webmaster world my last stop to find a solution after google and bing until almost insane.

This is the scenario - any pointers are welcome.

I have taken photos at a sport event, watermarked them and publish on my website xyz.com

Now i seen my images at a web presence of a well known scumbag ( in the sport i report about - he does steal for years).

The images are altered, watermark removed, re-branded to his fraud operation.

Now the fun part starts.

He is using Blogger as platform to publish where he runs his digital phamplet with the blogger URL as well he has a full .com domain and i-framed that blogger in there - you can get to him absically with 2 different URL's

Now within that blogger he has i-framed a CoverIt gizmo, one of this news-stream applications.

My images are in this coverit stream.

I send a DMCA take down notice to have my images removed to CoverIt as the descibe in their terms of service and they reply "Not our business" and send me the whois of blogger as well of the guys domain.
I called them up and they basically told me to not bother them and take a hike... very rude and unprofessional people.

Do i file a dmca now with Google / Blogger?

If i maximize my pics they are hosted at the CoverIt server....
if I only open the frame of the application / stream it's also coverIt

Thanks for any advise


9:59 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

OK, I see... lol...

Well, maybe I can get an answer to a additional question:
How long / what timeframe does such a host have to take the images down?

They (CoverIt Live) been first hesitant referring that the URL is not theirs despite the fact that I clearly stated that "their" application with iframe URL xyz is published AT domain blablabla.bla

Now after a week they ask me if my property has been removed - when i check I seen all still there and on my response they finally took it down.

Now, while at it, I was looking further down this stream / thread, by date 6 days later (after the first set of pic - DMCA was already in process on that) the same individual took another 8 images of mine, alter and re-brand to his fraud operation and publish them.

My question is: is 1 week a "normal" time frame to take stolen items down?

I recall Google is doing so within max 48 hrs.

Any info is welcome


10:19 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member zeus is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Hello - I have also a few times got a note to take a image, I always try to do that within 2 hours, be cause I think its important, I hate when I read some which dont take dmca serious be cause its a great way to comunicate if there is a problem. Now If I was you i would not contact him again.

1. contact host, they will give him two days to comply

2. if that dont work look at hes ads contact them and tell them about the situation.

3. if that dont work contact domain register, if that works im not sure.

The most important thing is to contact those advertisers.


10:44 pm on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

@Zeus: Thanks for reply

I do not contact the violator anymore, he does not reply or comply at any ways ever to me or to many other people he stole from.

I did contact the hosting/harboring company which is CoverIt Live and THEY did as described above.....

I think 1 week/7 days is somewhat long considering that person is using my (stolen) property....

i just dont know where to go other as the way I did respective if there is anything else I could do


10:16 am on Jul 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member zeus is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

There must be some advertising on there site, try to find it and contact them, also file a dmca to google for take down. Once again I think DMCA is such a good solution, but still some dont respect it, its a shame.

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