A week ago a friend sent me a disturbing email: another creative individual has decided to use my content to attract traffic, this time making sure to remove all the links and even the webinar introductions before republishing it. As expected, the well-populated web site had no about or contact me links, and the domain name registrant was an obvious fake.
Fortunately, the web site happened to be hosted by a US-based cloud services provider, and thus I could use a great advice offered by Gorazd Božič during RIPE64 meeting (the video is well worth watching) – don’t even try to argue with the web site owner or hosting provider, contact the provider's lawyers with DMCA takedown notice.
Another hint from Gorazd: don’t send the DMCA takedown notice to the regular ISP contacts, use the Directory of Service Provider Agents.
A week later, my content is gone from the site and replaced with a stolen copy of Cisco Field Manual: Router Configuration ... the whack-a-mole game continues.