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I don’t take kindly to people who steal from me.  The web site Great Golf and Spa (URL intentionally omitted) is doing just that.

great golf and spa

One of my articles which is being stolen, my interview with Fred Funk - Click for larger image

They’re posting my content, with my name on it, without permission.  So far I count 20 articles of mine, dating back to 2009 that they’re ripping off.

Ripping off others too.  Are you on this list?

I’m not the only one they’re ripping off.  Here’s a list of others below.  I’ve emailed a few of the people on this list who I happen to know.  Contact me if you are on this list and we’ll discuss how to bring this site down.

David Leadbetter
David Leadbetter Golf Academy
Jane Jones
About.com
Scott Seward
NCAA.org
Lillian Africano
Innkeeper, Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls
Devin Gmitter
Dr. Bob Winters
FootJoy Blog
Chris Garrett
Catherine Beattie
Myrna Katz Frommer

Who is the slime ball?

Below is the information I could dig up on the owner/registrant of the site.

Registrant:
Syamsi Nugroho
Jl.RP.Suroso 32
Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10330
Indonesia

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)

Domain servers in listed order:
NS2339.HOSTGATOR.COM
NS2340.HOSTGATOR.COM

The domain was registered at Godaddy, but is hosted by Hostgator.

How to take bring it down?  File a DMCA complaint

The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is in place to protect content.  Since this site is hosted by Hostgator, I have to file complaint with them via fax or snail mail (yeah very efficient).  Details on exactly what to file and where with Hostgator are here: http://www.hostgator.com/copyright.shtml

I’ll be filing, and any others who are being violated should do so as well.

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