Since posting this a number of people have apparently emailed the company and as a result the page has now being removed. Many thanks to everyone that took time out to email them and to Homefit Tow Bars & Roof Racks for responding so promptly.
This is a bit of a letting off steam post.
I had a ping back notification for a page I wrote a while ago. A ping back is basically a notification that someone has embedded a link to one of your pages. Normally not a problem as most are from forums or other blogs saying “go and have a look at this….” and including a link to the article.
However Greg Smith of Homefit Tow Bars & Roof Racks in Sydney, Australia, decided to copy my drawings and reword a lot of my text… (although he did manage to make the effort and add some of his own) and post it in his company web site as their own blog.
Here are the screenshots of the web page…
Now I’m getting a bit hacked off with this. I have given permission to people like Collyn Rivers, the well know Australian author of a number of books on Caravans & Motorhomes and to a couple of Australian magazines to reprint articles and they always link back and include credits to myself/Caravan Chronicles.
Normally I would contact the person or company breaching my copywrite and ask them to either the it down or add a credit or byline with a link to the original article or post. This normally takes a while as they are slow to respond and usually come back with initially “well it’s on the internet so it’s free to use” ……. NO IT’S NOT!
I’m getting tired of chasing people, so I have decided to simply post the infringement/copywrite breach. So if you want to contact them to let them know here’s their details…
- Central Coast Newcastle & Hunter valley
- Sydney, Australia
- +61 418 633 926
Monday – Friday | 8:00 am to 5.00 pm
- email address removed
You might want to let them know I nicked their logo…. well everything is free on the internet isn’t it!
Ralph Wilson said:
I emailed him and have had a reply already saying that he would get the website developer to remove it!
George Bevan said:
Cheeky f*cker! I’m aware that the Chinese don’t give a f*ck about patented technology & copyright, but an Australian?
You should contact him & state that he is infringing your copyright & that you are going to sue him for damages! Unless he donates a large proportion of his profits to a charity of your choice.
That should wake him up!
Grrr That is super annoying and plain normal THEFT! Hope you get it resolved.
Simon Barlow said:
Yep… and it is happening more and more as people are pushed to create more content.
Homefit towbars said:
Good evening in Australia
Ive received a few emails recently complaining about me sharing this article to my website. I apologize for doing this. Ive emailed my website developer and asked him to remove it.