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hecky

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Hi,

Someone has recently copied the concept of my website, and taken the same name with a 'z' on the end...

my site is http://www.mysticky.net
their site is http://www.mystickyz.com

Please give me advice

-Hecky

stapel

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Is what "okay"? Concepts aren't copyrightable, and neither site is large enough to attract particular attention, so any apparent "copying" is probably coincidental.

The latter "with a z" domain appears to be a black-hat SEO scammer site. The former site appears to have no content, but plenty of pop-unders. I can't imagine why anybody legitimate would want to copy anything from either.

(Note: The above assumes that you are not the owner of both domains, or at least not affiliated with each, and that your post isn't actually a spam-ad.)

About what did you want advice?

Eliz

hecky

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Hi,

I am the owner of mysticky.net. I wanted to know if there is anything I can do. They have stolen my domain, design (pretty much) and the functions of my site. I feel there should be rules against this, are there?

-Hekcy.

stapel

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I am the owner of mysticky.net. I wanted to know if there is anything I can do. They have stolen my domain, design (pretty much) and the functions of my site.

Unless they have somehow hijacked ownership of your domain name or taken over your web-hosting account, they have not "stolen" or otherwise taken your domain.

"Design" isn't copyrightable, and the other site does not look like yours.

Your site appears to have changed since last week. Your site (which appears somewhat different each time I load the page) seems to advertise a desktop note-posting software. (Have you gotten permission to use the trademarked "Post-It" name?) According to a link near the bottom of your page, you are offering your domain name for sale. (Why else have the link for sales enquiries?)

The other domain offers a method for posting notes to MySpace pages. How does this "take" your "function"?


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I feel there should be rules against this, are there?

There are many "rules" regarding copyrights and plagiarism, but they apply to original content. What original works have you created?

Note: Ads do not generally contain content that you could copyright. The content of the ads you serve belong to the advertisers.

Eliz.

hecky

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ok. Forget it.
azure

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actually, i think you have something here, absolutely.  the proof in them copying u is first in the fact that your domain was registered before theirs.  The idea is the same, layout is obviously influenced by your site. I will message you more details.

stapel

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i think you have something here, absolutely.  the proof in them copying u is first in the fact that your domain was registered before theirs.  The idea is the same, layout is obviously influenced by your site.

1) The date a domain was registered has absolutely no relation to the date content was created.

2) The two sites do not provide the same software: the two packages' purposes are somewhat similar, but apply to different environments in different ways.

3) The sites' content is not the same. As explained earlier (and in many other copyright resources), copyright, per se, applies to content, not to layout. So even had the layouts been similar originally, copyright would not be an issue.

One note with respect the two domains' formatting: Between the the time of the earlier posts and now, the original-poster's site seems now to have settled into a stable "look". This "look", on this date, is now more like that of the other site. If anything, the poster appears to be the one doing the format duplication, at least within the time-frame of this thread.

Eliz.

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hannja

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for the next time you should safe and also book any similar domains.
but you can hide a text in your graphic, etc.

the another idea is to relaunch your side.
ans important, tell users that the imitate is is just a cheap copy of yours.

but do you think about, that if the ppl search the fake side that they land at first on your portal. thats a not negativ quite the contrary!


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i think you have something here, absolutely.  the proof in them copying u is first in the fact that your domain was registered before theirs.  The idea is the same, layout is obviously influenced by your site.


i agree with this one

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WilliamCarlson

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Yeah, i also agree with it. Thanks Man..
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