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  1. Look, for the nth time, you are mistaken if you got the impression I was asking for help. I have not now and not ever asked for help from this board or anyone of this board. I hope you understand that because I do not know how to say it any clearer in English. It seems mixos understands this so if you still do not understand it please consult with him. I came here to notify this board that those websites I mentioned were stealing content from many sites, including my site and including electronics-lab. I came here thinking I was doing electronics-lab a favor by pointing out your material was being copied but instead I get a nasty confrontational attitude and argument that pirating is A OK. You do not have to worry that I might spend any amount of time here so you might as well relax. On the other hand I am pleased to report that after emailing some complaints I have obtained even better response and results than I anticipated. Discussing the matter with a friend who also has a lot of material lifted from his web site we decided to take action and we simultaneously fired off a bunch of emails to the owners of infringing websites and to their hosting services. In just a matter of a few days all the pages we complained about have been removed. In some cases the web site owner removed them voluntarily and in others, like the ones mentioned in my OP, they were removed by the hosting company. If the servers are located in the USA, as they were in these cases, they are subject to the DMCA. So, if you find some content you own has been pirated you should know that you have recourse and it is fairly easy to get the material removed. If the hosting server is located in the USA the owner will require you to submit some standard information to comply with the DMCA. I learnt this because all of them asked me to resubmit my complaint in the same standard format so you can save yourself the trouble and get it right the first time. They require the following data to be contained all in the same single email of complaint (not over several emails). With that it has been my experience that they all act quite promtly. The list of items ofrequired information which must be included in the complaint can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCILLA#Notice_from_Copyright_Owner . In the future I intend to watermark my images to make them less desirable and take other measures to discourage copying. (Good luck taking the watermark off photos.) Of course, a determined thief can always succeed if they give it enough effort but thieves are thieves because they don't want to put in the effort and would rather benefit from the efforts of others. They will probably go to some other site with easier pickings. Anyway, sorry to have bothered you when I thought I was doing you a favor.
  2. I am not complaining to anybody. My first post informs that circuit-zone.com and electronics-diy.com post in their websites material that is lifted from other sites. I do not know where you get the impression that I want Electronics-lab to do anything about it. I don't. I believe there is a misunderstanding. You thought my complaint was with electronicslab (it isn't) and you offered to help and, because of your offer, I thought you may be somehow related to those websites. I think that is what happened. Again, I was just informing people that I found content from several websites, including this one, copied at those websites I mentioned. That's all.
  3. Hero999, you might want to re-read the thread because I believe you are somewhat konfuciused. Or you might want to stay out of it. We already know you have no respect for the rights or property of others. No need to belabor the point. I am just hoping others are not like you and have a bit more decency.
  4. The addresses I found listed are [email protected] , [email protected] and that is where I have emailed but have received no reply. If I should use another address please give me an address in that domain.
  5. As anyone who visits your site can see you do not provide a link to the source page at all and you are not authorized to copy the pages even if you did. I have emailed the email addresses listed on your site and have received no response. I know of at least one other website owner who has emailed you asking that his stuff be removed and he has received no response either. Your business and your servers are located in the USA and you know full well you are breaking the law by copying unauthorized content. (It would be just as illegal in any other country unless you were in Somalia or some other shit hole.) If you had any decency you would just take it down.
  6. Yeah, I've heard that argument many times but the laws of the USA and of the whole civilized world say otherwise and reputable sites like wikipedia respect those laws and do not allow posting of content withjout the authorization of the copyright owner. The fact that it's not worth pursuing the guy who stole or swindled $5 does not make it right, it only makes it... not worth pursuing. A decent guy does not steal you money and if he takes it by mistake he returns it when you ask. A scoundrel finds reasons why he is entitled to keep your money. The law and the morality of taking other people's content is well settled among people who have respect for morals and for lawsand I see no point discussing it here. If you disagree with the present state of things you can write your congressman and ask that the laws be changed. I was just asking that we all respect the laws and the morals of our times but I guess that is too much to ask of some people.
  7. Well, I was just letting you know in case you cared. In my case I care because I despise thieves who steal and take credit for other people's work and make money out of it. And they have the impudence of claiming copyright on the content they stole. I might just start watermaking my images to make them less attractive to thieves.
  8. I have found at the sites http://circuit-zone.com and http://electronics-diy.com, which are both related, content lifted from my personal site and when I looked closer I saw most if not all of the circuits published on those sites are copied from other sites, including this one. For example look at http://electronics-diy.com/electronic_schematic.php?id=981 and the 10A 1-30V Variable Power Supply with LM317 Posted by admin on February 10th, 2011 at http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?tag=tip41c I have sent them an email demanding they take down my stuff. You might want to go over and have a look and see if there is anything you want taken down. They give no credit, rather they take credit for the circuits.
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