Stop bitacle.org

from stealing weblog content!

Bitacle Back To Rip Your Blog Off

Read Lorelle VanFossen‘s article about bitacle.org on Blog Herald: Bitacle Back To Rip Your Blog Off

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2 May 2007 Posted by | Interesting links | Leave a comment

Not only content theft?

PlagiarismToday: Bitacle Starts Name Calling

14 November 2006 Posted by | Abuse by bitacle.org | Leave a comment

Interesting developments … (continued)

PlagiarismToday: How NOT to Use the DMCA

PlagiarismToday: Bitacle Update: Some Correspondence

6 November 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | Leave a comment

Some of last week’s links

28 October 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | Leave a comment

Interesting developments …

PlagiarismToday: Bitacle: What’s Next

PlagiarismToday: Update: Bitacle Removes All Ads

PlagiarismToday: DMCA From Hell (PDF) and Bitacle Update

PlagiarismToday: Update: Google Responds (Sort of)

18 October 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 6 Comments

Alternative buttons

Some users experienced problems with the original buttons in PNG file format. Specially for them, some of the buttons were converted to JPEG file format. These JPEG buttons have no transparent background, as transparancy is not supported by the JPEG file format. Please find the new Stop bitacle.org buttons below.

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17 October 2006 Posted by | Buttons | Leave a comment

This weekend’s links …

15 October 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 6 Comments

More fresh links

10 October 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | Leave a comment

Fresh links

Of course, we don’t encourage you to use bitacle, but if you search on bitacle.org for ‘stopbitacleorg‘ in aggregates, it appears that they don’t discriminate and also keep track of posts on this stopblog. At this moment there are even 32 links indicated, referring to this stopbitacleorg weblog.

6 October 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 7 Comments

Spanish buttons: Paremos a bitacle.org, los ladrones de weblogs

New buttons were made with the Stop bitacle.org text in the Spanish language. Please find them below.

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6 October 2006 Posted by | Buttons | 2 Comments

Some more links

More and more people learn about bitacle.org’s abuse. Although there are more ‘sploggers’ out there in the blogosphere, bitacle.org still appears to be the most bold one of them all. Some more links to related articles from around the world:

3 October 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 2 Comments

Some links

Some more and less recent posts about the bitacle.org issue:

We’ve received a request for a ‘Stop bitacle.org’ button in the Spanish language. As soon as it’s finished, it’ll be posted here.

1 October 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 2 Comments

More links …

Some more posts about bitacle.org from the past few days:

28 September 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 2 Comments

Google’s response to my complaint

Last week I wrote an email to Google, complaining about bitacle.org’s abusive behaviour and I asked them to reject bitacle.org as their customer. Today I received an answer in response to that by email. Read below what they wrote to me. The only thing I changed in the text was my own name to ‘X’.

Hello ‘X’,

Thank you for your note. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website: http://www.copyright.gov/) and other applicable intellectual property laws. In this case, this means that if we receive proper notice of infringement, we will forward that notice to the responsible web site publisher.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail, not by email) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that pursuant to that Act, you may be liable to the alleged infringer for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that you own an item when you in fact do not. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether you have the right to request removal from our service, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. For example, “The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on http://www.legal.com/legal_page.html.”

2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing upon the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. You must identify each page that allegedly contains infringing material by providing its URL.

3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit Google to contact you (email address is preferred).

4. Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”

5. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

6. Sign the paper.

7. Send the written communication to the following address:

Google, Inc.
Attn: AdSense Support, DMCA complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View CA 94043

OR Fax to:

(650) 618-8507, Attn: AdSense Support, DMCA complaints

Regards,
The Google AdSense Team

28 September 2006 Posted by | Abuse by bitacle.org | 8 Comments

New updates

This morning I received an email from Allan Jenkins. He wrote a big update about the fight against bitacle.org.

And if you’re using WordPress, maybe the following link might be a help for you to prevent bitacle.org stealing your content.

25 September 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 3 Comments

Interesting links

Interesting links about the subject.

From Spoken For:

From Frenchy’s Fracas:

How to deal with sploggers? Here’re some links to some informative posts on this:

Also from Frenchy’s Fracas:

But can you really deal with sploggers? Some interesting opinions:

24 September 2006 Posted by | Interesting links | 3 Comments

Posting suggestion

In case the content of your weblog appears on bitacle.org’s website, you might consider placing a post on your weblog containing the following text.

Don’t forget to change the web address, or URL ‘https://stopbitacleorg.wordpress.com‘ into your own!

Dear reader,

Please look carefully at the web address in the URL field of your browser. It should read ‘https://stopbitacleorg.wordpress.com‘. In case you see a web address containing the word ‘bitacle’ or ‘bitacle.org’, you’re not looking at the original page on which this text was posted. If this is the case, the text you are reading right now might be incorrect or out of date. After I place a post on my weblog, I always try to keep published information up to date, or incorporate additional information, which I receive from readers. You will never find this information on bitacle.org.

Bitacle.org copies the content of weblogs without permission of the author, the holder of copyrights or the licensee. By visiting bitacle.org, you create income for the people who run bitacle.org, at the expense of me and other owners of a weblog, without permission and often without respecting copyrights and/or terms of use as in a license. So please, next time you want to view my posts, do so by using the web address of my weblog, which is ‘https://stopbitacleorg.wordpress.com‘. Please make a bookmark of my weblog’s address, if you would like to visit it again.

Thank you!

P.S. In this particular case, the word ‘bitacle’ is part of the web address ‘stopbitacleorg’ and this might be the only exception on the rule! 😉

23 September 2006 Posted by | Suggestions | 4 Comments

More Stop bitacle.org buttons available

More Stop bitacle.org buttons were made available on request. Please find them below.

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23 September 2006 Posted by | Buttons | 2 Comments

Stop bitacle.org buttons

The first Stop bitacle.org buttons are available. Please find them below.

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22 September 2006 Posted by | Buttons | Leave a comment

Send mail to …

Send mail to bitacle@gmail.com, seo.bitacle@gmail.com, info@bitacle.com if you have found your text and images on bitacle without your consent or approval.

In the post Are Bitacle blog thieves too? on lutrov.com, David Martin, claiming to be seo of bitacle, writes that he will answer your question. I don’t believe this, because I’m still waiting for an answer from David Martin, in reply to the message I sent to him.

Report apparent abuse of Google Ads to Google, because bitacle.org uses the content on your weblog to earn money with Google Ads. As many people should inform Google as possible from whom weblog content was stolen. More information at How do I report a policy violation?

We are not the only one with this problem.

Banning their IP is a bit of a problem because they are changing it. At the moment it’s 213.201.119.162.

22 September 2006 Posted by | Abuse by bitacle.org | 9 Comments

Stop bitacle.org

The people behind bitacle.org steal content, such as text and images, from other’s weblogs and place it on their own website. Their practices are criminal and/or abusive, because these people violate the copyrights on the original content, of their holders. Not only copyrights are violated, licenses such as those of the Creative Commons are not respected as well.

Stolen content from weblogs is placed on bitacle.org’s website, between commercial messages for which the people behind binacle.org are being paid for by advertisers. At this moment Google places commercial messages on bitacle.org, but this company is requested to reject bitacle.org as their client, because of bitacle.org’s criminal/abusive behaviour.

Stop bitacle.org from stealing the content of weblogs. Take action!

22 September 2006 Posted by | Abuse by bitacle.org | 3 Comments