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April 3, 2014 at 10:14 am #167468
I’ve made a website long ago for a client. I continue to work with the client, making updates, print designs etc. Today I found out that a partner or friend of my client copied the website in another domain, basically the code and the design (and also some products but this is between them I quess). The guy even copied my Google Analytics Tracking ID. I’m pissed! Any advice?April 3, 2014 at 10:25 am #167469
Find who is the hosting provider, and send them DMCA takedown notice.
Read more about it here: https://nppa.org/page/5617April 3, 2014 at 10:26 am #167470
Also, open up the page in question and start taking screenshots of all the things that were copied.April 3, 2014 at 10:43 am #167472
thanks for the reply…
Neither me or my client or his partner/friend/whatever or hosting provider are in US.
So, I quess there is no hope with DMCA.
I already contacted their hosting company asking if they can do anything about it but I don’t think that there will be a solution. It’s mostly ethical not legal.April 3, 2014 at 10:52 am #167473
You could try just talking to them nicely and state your concerns. Don’t play the blame game, or be confrontational.
Good luck.April 3, 2014 at 11:14 am #167474
I guess you are right …
thanks :)April 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm #167522
not the case exactly… I really can’t be flattered
the design it’s nothing special, and the copied website has serious problems (more than 50% broken links, bad images etc).
As I said before, it’s an ethical issue for me. And I could never work with that person. What’s the point on working with someone that disrespect you ?
Update: the hosting company just contact me to ask for the domain names. Fingers crossed that they might do somethingApril 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm #167547__Participant
a partner or friend of my client copied the website in another domain, …
to clarify, did your client authorize this? or are they aware of it, and do they object?
If they don’t object, then there is nothing for you to be upset about.
If they do object, then it’s their problem. If you’d like to handle the takedown requests for them, that’s great (wonderful professional courtesy, on your part), but if it needs to be taken any further, then your client should be hiring a lawyer.
Fingers crossed that they might do something
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