Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GenealogicalBlog.com does not have permission to post my copyrighted content

NOTE: A Copy of this post is being emailed to Cesar Bielich of Henderson, Nevada with my Cease and Desist demand.

DearREADERS,
Once again we are faced with a "blog scraper" copyright infringement guy, i.e. someone who knowingly pulls in my DearMYRTLE blog content (among others), surrounding each post with advertizing that benefits him, rather than Ol' Myrt here.

WikiPedia.com defines this unethical practice as follows:
"Blog scraping is the process of scanning through a large number of blogs, usually through the use of automated software, searching for and copying content. The software and the individuals who run the software are sometimes referred to as blog scrapers.

Scraping is copying a blog, or blog content, that is not owned by the individual initiating the scraping process. If the material is copyrighted it is considered copyright infringement, unless there is a license relaxing the copyright. The scraped content is often used on spam blogs or splogs."
SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_scraping

NOTE: The screen shot I took just a few minutes ago clearly shows the blog address is not DearMYRTLE.com, instead it is the scraping site Genealogicalblog.com.



NOTE: There are 5 advertizing spots taking up the majority of the real estate on this page. My actual content under my title "Got Scandinavian Roots? See MyHeritage's 90+ Million New Records Just for You" begins with "DearREADERS". Because of the excessive amount of adverting, the unauthorized use of my copyrighted material is relegated to less than 25% of the page.

In the screen shot of the bottom of each of DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog post, we find the copyright statement as follows:


I am hereby notifying the administrator and technical person associated with this website, Cesar Bielich of Henderson, Nevada, that you must immediately cease gathering my DearMYRTLE copyrighted material as indicated below as you do not have my permission to cross-post or syndicate DearMYRTLE content, and you must remove all previously gathered DearMYRTLE ontent from your website GenealogicalBlog.com forthwith. You must also notify me via email  that you have complied with this request by midnight Mountain Daylight time on Friday, 13 December 2013 or I will take action with GoDaddy.com your web service under authority of the Legal Agreement you approved when signing up with GoDaddy.com.

The recently identified DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog posts originally posted at DearMYRTLE.com and unceremonously cross-posted (scraped) without my expressed written permission include but are not limited to the following:


See also this listing in Google Drive format:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DHU-3yQzOwvFLk6V1U7Ou9-rNc7PB1UmIjNow9ptPkk/edit?usp=sharing


ORIGINAL Killer deal on RootsMagic 6 11/26/2013
Scraped Killer deal on RootsMagic 6 11/26/2013
ORIGINAL Getting started with Legacy Family Tree 8 11/26/2013
Scraped Getting started with Legacy Family Tree 8 11/26/2013
ORIGINAL CALL FOR PANELISTS: DearMYRTLE's MGP Study Group 2... 11/21/2013
Scraped CALL FOR PANELISTS: DearMYRTLE’s MGP Study Group 2  11/22/2013
ORIGINAL Evidentia: Taking another look 12/10/2013
Scraped Evidentia: Taking another look  12/10/2013
ORIGINAL Missed MwM? Here's the archived version 12/10/2013
Scraped  Missed MwM? Here’s the archived version  12/10/2013
ORIGINAL Mondays with Myrt 9 December 2013 12/9/2013
Scraped Mondays with Myrt 9 December 2013  12/9/2013
ORIGINAL Mastering Genealogical Proof: Printing pages from ... 12/5/2013
Scraped Mastering Genealogical Proof: Printing pages from the Kindle version  12/5/2013
ORIGINAL Mondays with Myrt - 2 December 2013 12/2/2013
Scraped Mondays with Myrt – 2 December 2013 12/2/2013
ORIGINAL APG: New officers, upcoming special events 12/1/2013
Scraped APG: New officers, upcoming special events 12/1/2013
ORIGINAL NGS 2014: Registration opens today! 12/1/2013
Scraped NGS 2014: Registration opens today!  12/1/2013
ORIGINAL Best New Vlog: Mondays with Myrt 11/27/2013
Scraped  Best New Vlog: Mondays with Myrt  11/27/2013
ORIGINAL Cool ideas for KID interviews 11/27/2013
Scraped Cool ideas for KID interviews  11/27/2013
ORIGINAL ANCESTRY MEMBER TREES: It's all about COMMENTS, is... 11/26/2013
Scraped Ancestry Member Trees: It's All About Comments, Isn't It Cousin Russ? 11/26/2013
ORIGINAL Got Scandinavian Roots? See MyHeritage's 90+ milli... 12/11/2013
Scraped Got Scandinavian Roots? See MyHeritage’s 90+ millions new records just for you! 12/11/2013

From a search of  the publicly available "WHOIS" database, we find that the website is registered as follows:

WHOIS search results for: GENEALOGICALBLOG.COM (Registered)






Domain Name: GENEALOGICALBLOG.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1838655246_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2013-12-10 13:18:14
Creation Date: 2013-12-10 13:18:14
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-12-10 13:18:14
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Cesar Bielich
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 711 Valle Verde Ct.
Registrant City: Henderson
Registrant State/Province: Nevada
Registrant Postal Code: 89014
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: 7023218956
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: cbielich@yahoo.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Cesar Bielich
Admin Organization:
Admin Street: 711 Valle Verde Ct.
Admin City: Henderson
Admin State/Province: Nevada
Admin Postal Code: 89014
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: 7023218956
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: cbielich@yahoo.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Cesar Bielich
Tech Organization:
Tech Street: 711 Valle Verde Ct.
Tech City: Henderson
Tech State/Province: Nevada
Tech Postal Code: 89014
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: 7023218956
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: cbielich@yahoo.com
Name Server: NS55.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS56.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
Last update of WHOIS database: 2013-12-11T21:00:00Z

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Myrt     :)
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4 comments:

  1. I commend you for exercising your write to your own material and hope things are resolved forthwith.

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  2. My goodness, Pat. It seems like these scrapers are just popping up everywhere. Perhaps he doesn't know who he is messing with this time. Thanks for posting this, as all of us will be looking out for these lowlifes.

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  3. Looks like it's down now. I was checking to see if this post would get copied, as well. ;-)

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