Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Thanks Google!

Just a quick note to say that I complained to Google regarding the copyright of my Blog posts and the actions of Creepy Corridor. While they haven't blocked all of the reblogged posts, they have blocked most - especially the ones that showcase my IHMN and SAGA painting, which are real 'eye-candy' posts and the ones most precious to me. I probably didn't provide all of the URLs, as it is quite a long process and involved going through each of the pages of Creepy's blog and matching them to my own.
The point has been made though, and I feel happy with the outcome. If anyone reading this is ever affected by mass uncredited reblogging like this, it is worth taking the time to complain.
Now, back to those Normans...

Nate

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting this sorted out (in your favour). Nice to hear a story of Google doing its job properly ;-)

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    1. Considering the issues that you've had with them Tim, I am also pleasantly surprised.

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    1. It was your advice in the end that made me do it. Kiwis are notorious for not complaining about things and 'just getting on with it'. I was about to follow the trend, but the comments I got convinced me otherwise.

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  3. Given how flagrant a theft of other bloggers' IP this was (and still is), Blogger should really have shut the whole blog and blocked that user and their IP address.

    It does look like a number of other blogs have had posts ripped off. I think I recognised a couple of posts from Paul's Bods in there

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    1. You're right, Tamsin. Alerting a few other bloggers to complain might shut his blog down due to not having any posts.

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  4. Good result in the end, but a bizarre episode all round. What a strange fellow he must be.

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    1. I don't know how much revenue you make from people looking at your blog, but I daresay that it didn't make him rich! But if he does this with several blogs, maybe it is a nice money spinner?

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  5. Yeah. It should have been shut down!
    Still though. You got some progress.

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    1. You're right, but you take your wins where you can.

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    1. It is. I'm quite pleased that I didn't just leave it.

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  7. Good on yer Nate, good result!

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  8. That is so freaky! I looked up the theft blog and sure enough, he's stealing from all over. I also recognized pics from Paul's Bods. What an idiot!

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