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Midnitesun
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25 posted 08-27-2007 03:19 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I sent an email to the site administrator and suggested they seek legal council asap, as many of us here intend to go after them for flagrant copyrights violations.
Well, guess we sit back and wait a few days to see what comes of this....
Personally, I have my hands full at home at the moment and am not willing to devote more than a few minutes more to this nonsense.
icebox
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26 posted 08-27-2007 03:29 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

I found one of mine on this site also:
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11693-stand-bravely-when-there-no-place-hide.html

What kind of scum would steal poetry?  I find this very weird.
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27 posted 08-27-2007 03:35 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I suspect somebody wanted to make their site appear more active than it was.

If you look at the memberlist--many have "0" posts next to their name--obviously padded.

and well?-they got their wish--their site is more active now! *shaking my head*

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28 posted 08-27-2007 03:37 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

The sad part of this is that we don't know
where else besides this one site our poetry
may be taken and used.  I don't like it at
all that this has happened, but I do know it
won't stop here, and at some point in time
it will happen again.  Imagine how an artist
whose CD is being pirated/copied vice being bought feels?  And that happens more than we can count.
Magnus
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29 posted 08-27-2007 03:37 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

deleted by author (dupe)
1slick_lady
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30 posted 08-27-2007 04:10 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

be very careful there
when i just went there my computer detected a virus
BE VERY CAREFUL AT THAT SITE !!!!
Magnus
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31 posted 08-27-2007 04:18 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

I agree with Helen, be very cautious, for
there could be some hidden surprises awaiting
us,  take nothing for granted..Nothing!!
Edward Grim
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32 posted 08-27-2007 04:28 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

I found a few (none of it's mine). I feel really bad for you guys so I'm looking through all the pages and I'll pick out the ones I can. I think I spotted a few of Daark's poems in there. Here's just a couple that I found:


http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11255-ask-lady-luna-duet-karilea.html
  
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11107-cosmic-duet-secondhandreampoet.html
  
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11772-dream-too-duet-dark-stranger.html
  
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/10833-waterfall-love-duet-second-hand-dre am-poet.html
  
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11797-eye-eye-duet-lady-she.html
  
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11734-kite-divining-reply-sy.html



"Well I wish that you would cheat with someone, 'cause you're like diggin' holes in water and we know that can't be done."
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33 posted 08-27-2007 05:12 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

The poems are bad enough but he stole my countenance! Now he's gonna have all those female members telling him how handsome he is and I'll kill him!!
Marge Tindal
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34 posted 08-27-2007 05:53 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Did a Who.is.com search ...

Registry Whois  
  Domain Search:


Domain Name: totalmasala.com

Status: clientTransferProhibited

Registrar: DYNADOT, LLC
Whois Server: whois.dynadot.com
Referral URL: http://www.dynadot.com  

Expiration Date: 2007-11-20
Creation Date: 2006-11-20
Last Update Date: 2007-05-17

Name Servers:
    ns1.totalmasala.com
    ns2.totalmasala.com  

I went to the site of the registar and found a CONTACT page at the bottom of the site, where I entered the following message~
quote:
There are multiple Copyright Infringements and downright plagiarism going on at the site listed below, which is registered to Dyna.dot.com
www.totalmasala.com

Can something be done so that the registered WebMaster takes down the poems that are being plagiarized ?
PLEASE let me know~
~*Marge Tindal*~
RealPoet


We will see if I get any response from them~
If so, I will share here~

May I suggest that everyone go there and send an email ... the squeaky wheel gets the grease~

(fresh out of *huglets) Argh !!!
~*Marge*~

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35 posted 08-27-2007 07:58 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

looks like they have stolen most of my stuff...its all over the place!

for example (among many, many):

http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11308-when-laughters-gone.html
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/11317-dream-girl.html
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36 posted 08-27-2007 08:19 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I found more of mine there too, going back to Dec 2006. Several more....and I am (perma)frosted! They even stole my Rainbow Dancing Lights!
Not a friendly way to get multiple website hits!
Seems as if they just copied Pips pages wholesale and posted under founder and guru.
Wonder where else we shall find ourselves in cyberspace........
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/10641-permafrosted-memories.html
Magnus
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37 posted 08-27-2007 09:53 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

well, after perusing about 15 pages of OUR
poetry that they have borrowed..I found 3 of
my own... certainly gives you a sucky feeling
when you see your own words with someone else
pen name attached to it...  
The Lady
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39 posted 08-27-2007 11:38 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady

my stuff has been taken too... including pictures

it looks as if the whole site is plagarism

I found poems posted that still read "an annual PIP repost"

arghhhhh...

I'm afraid I left several nasty replies

grinnnnn

thanks Marge for the address
Dominique-Simone
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40 posted 08-27-2007 11:47 PM       View Profile for Dominique-Simone   Email Dominique-Simone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dominique-Simone

there are other names being used too... like Guru... None of mine have been used yet but I have found many of The Lady's on there.
Edward Grim
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41 posted 08-28-2007 12:03 AM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

They got me too, I've found six of mine already. I am... angrier than I can express on a PG website. And I found another guy:

~~@@Boomer@@~~.

He ripped off a couple of your poems Kate, the Michael Poems. "It's about potatoes" was posted by Boomer and Founder too! I can't believe it. And I found some from Karilea, Balla, and a few others that I recognized.





"Well I wish that you would cheat with someone, 'cause you're like diggin' holes in water and we know that can't be done."

[This message has been edited by Ron (08-28-2007 09:41 AM).]

Edward Grim
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42 posted 08-28-2007 12:33 AM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Ok, now I know emails won't do anything. Founder hasn't been on the site since January 26. We're just going to have to shut down the site.

His profile says:

Last Activity: 01-26-2007 05:49 AM
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43 posted 08-28-2007 01:01 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

VBulletin is similar to any of those instant forum software downloads.  This may help some, as you can write directly to them at VBulletin, and complain about that particular site using their name dishonestly.  People actually buy this software, and then create a site to generate income it looks like. Build it and they will come I guess?   There is a link in the left hand bar for reporting piracy (I imagine their software) but what the heck...    
http://www.vbulletin.com/contact.php


I reported them and maybe the more the merrier?  Here is the url of the site you want to report to them: http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/
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44 posted 08-28-2007 01:27 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm curious...

Ron, can a guest at PIP hit the edit button on a poem and the copy the source code? I wouldn't think so but the way pictures have also been transported along with the poetry would lead me to believe they can....or else the person who did the lifting is a pip member....
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45 posted 08-28-2007 01:33 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


Thank you Sharon. I have reported them too.
HopeS
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46 posted 08-28-2007 02:33 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Sharon you were right about Guru also plagairising , I found 16 of mine under the name of founder and now 2 of mine under the name of guru
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/10561-we-caressed-imaginations.html
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/10545-merry-christmas-everyone.html

Also this one below they mention Ron and the Pipsters
http://www.totalmasala.com/poetry-world/10514-hey-there-ron-carnell-wee-tanka-note-ron-everyone.html
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47 posted 08-28-2007 02:57 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

That is hilarious Hope, I wrote that for Ron from everyone here.  LOL, now this is really getting darn funny!  Just report them at the link I showed above in the piracy section.  If enough send a note maybe they will revoke the site's listing who knows?
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48 posted 08-28-2007 03:32 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

I wrote to the link Mysteria supplied (thank you, Mysteria)

---

I am contacting you regarding the site at the above link.  This site has plagarized a dozen (or more) of my poems.  Each one is copywrited by me and was stolen from a site I posted them to on line.

I would appreciate your support in closing the above linked site down as the owners have gone into Passions in Poetry and stolen poems from many poets.

I am supplying a link for your information.
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum3/HTML/004346.html

You may contact me at the above email.  Thank you.
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49 posted 08-28-2007 07:54 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

I heard back from Dynadot.com  
quote:
From: Dynadot Info
To: noles1@totcon.com
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: SITE: PLAGIARISM


Hello,

Have you contacted the domain owner or website admin and asked them if they will remove the copyrighted material?  You can find their contact information by performing a Whois lookup:

Whois Domain Name Lookup
https://www.dynadot.com/whois.html

If you are unable to contact the domain owner, please have the copyright holder(s) fill out the form on our Copyright Policy page:

Copyright Policy http://www.dynadot.com/copyright_policy.html

Best Regards,
Dynadot Staff

--------------------------------------------------
DYNADOT... $7.99 domain names... $1/mo. web hosting http://www.dynadot.com
> There are multiple Copyright Infringements and downright plagiarism going on at this site which is registered through Dyna.dot.com
> www.totalmasala.com  
> Can something be done so that the registered WebMaster takes down the poems that are being plagiarized ?
> PLEASE let me know~
> ~*Marge Tindal*~
> RealPoet
> noles1@totcon.com
I followed through and did a "look up" ... this is the information I found~
quote:
Domain Name: totalmasala.com
Registered at http://www.dynadot.com

Registrant:
biolimo c/o Dynadot Privacy
PO Box 1072
Belmont, CA 94002
US

Administrative Contact:
biolimo c/o Dynadot Privacy
PO Box 1072
Belmont, CA 94002
US
privacy@dynadot.com
1-650-585-1961

Technical Contact:
biolimo c/o Dynadot Privacy
PO Box 1072
Belmont, CA 94002
US
privacy@dynadot.com
1-650-585-1961

Record expires on 2007/11/20 UTC
Record created on 2006/11/20 UTC

Domain servers in listed order:
ns1.totalmasala.com
ns2.totalmasala.com
On and on and on it goes~
~*Marge*~

****Balladeer****
The answer to a guest copying code from the edit is yes ... I had a friend do it just a short while ago~

However, it isn't even necessary to copy the code to post the photo and complete poem from here to that site ... one can simply highlight and copy the posted text WITH the accompanying photo ... and PASTE it at that site ... and I just did that too~


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