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7:46 am on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Our sites which carry our unique scientific copyrighted information are being run through a site that acts as an online Italian translation site. This site somehow removes our adsense code, adds in its own then goes on to serve out a poorly translated version of our site. Can anyone suggest how we can block/stop this happening. I'll sticky URL if anyone want to see.
8:12 am on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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8:29 am on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for that Jenstar, I'll follow this through. I would also like to know how to prevent this as I see it as something that will most likely become a growing problem.
8:13 pm on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Blocking the ip address of their translation bot should do it.
2:41 am on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Its pretty hard to prove copyright if the text has been translated unless it still contains copyrighed terms, unwittingly links back or contains totally unique terms and ideas.
10:59 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure I agree. First off, copyright does protect translations. Secondly, if it has been machine translated, it will likely be done by one of a few very common programs. Putting the original text in will result in the same output every time.
11:03 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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yes, but its hard to prove, particularly if the machine output has been tweaked manually.
2:07 pm on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have no issue with a site running our page through a 3rd party translator. I do have issues with sites stripping out our adsense code and replacing it with their own. I've checked into this and I have been informed it blatant copyright theft. We are trying to send a cease and desist letter which is proving to be difficult as it's an eastern block country.