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What should I do? The format is not 100% the same, as on my site I have broken the long pages into smaller ones, whereas they have bundled pages together. All the graphics for titles and subtitles are the same, which I painstakingly put together myself.
Do I just send a strongly worded e-mail? Is it worth trying to get money out of them as a license fee?
I have spoken to a solicitor who says I have a concrete case for sueing them, so I am going to threaten them with legal action, as well as the poossibility of using my many press contacts (bluff), posting news articles on my site (65,000 unique users), sending an email to our large database of their potential customers, contacting the search engines with whom they have registered and of course, their ISP. That should put the wind up them!
(edited by: Marcia at 8:11 am (gmt) on July 6, 2001
I shot off some angry emails and got 3 of them to take the pages offline. One of them simply ignores my letters. And one of them had the gall to say "I don't think it's important because those pages don't get traffic, and I don't have the time to do anything about it right now."
So here's what I did. I put their crimes on display for the world to see, without even telling them. (I would have told him, but I don't have the time right now...) I predict that when they get tired of us exposing their crimes to the world, they'll take the pages offline.
Well, I have taken all this as a compliment, at least I try to. Suiting them will be useless. The site is non-commercial, so I don't get any revenue from it. I just think that the plagiarist web-site will disappear over the time :)