NEW GAME: Copyright Enforcement

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by Rydian, Apr 17, 2013.

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What percentage of sites do you think will even respond to me?

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  5. God DAMN Rydian, you have no life.

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  1. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Hi, I'm Rydian, and I write guides.

    A metric assload (that's 1000 buttloads) of guides. And something I've been noticing for years is how many websites will copy my guides. Sometimes they leave clear recognition and even a link, but then there's ones like this that not only copy the guide without credit, but actually edit it to insert ads and links to the text itself. That's Not Cool™.

    So I figured since basic US copyright info is being so heavily discussed nowadays, I would take advantage of the fact that works like this are actually protected, and start e-mailing and sending in info to sites that rudely copy my guides, asking them to remove them.

    Note the qualifier "rudely". I write guides to get my mind off my loneliness and help my self-esteem issues by convincing myself I can be useful to people help people, so if it's on another forum with attribution (preferably a link to the original), I usually won't care assuming they're not inserting ads in it and profiting from it. Also it's a pain in the ass to try get forums to remove stuff...

    I'll make a list here of copies I'm not okay with, and any e-mail/support/feedback correspondence. If you find any copies of my guides on another website without attribution, feel free to post so I can send some requests and see what happens!

    1. Offending page: http://www.fyygame.com/news/FAQ-of-PS3-jailbreak
      Copy of: http://gbatemp.net/threads/old-ps3-jailbreak-f-a-q.251732/
      Status: No Response.
      Correspondence

    2. Offending page: http://www.hackyourconsole.com/index.php?_route_=faqs
      Copy of: http://gbatemp.net/threads/ds-dsi-3ds-hacking-f-a-q.278137/
      Status: Attributed!
      Correspondence

    3. Offending page: http://www.thetechgame.com/Tutorials/id=1892/how-to-get-your-3-ds-i-online.html
      Copy of: http://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-get-your-3-ds-i-online.293109/
      Status: Attributed!
      Correspondence


     
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  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Granted I do not really care about anything I have ever written but I wonder if it is worth setting up a pgp public key for such incidents.
     
  3. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    I doubt it. I've been sending them dick pics for years and have heard absolutely nothing.

    You could try this "text" thing, but I don't really see what difference that will make.
     
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  4. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

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    Looks like the content manager isnt good enough at managing his own content and where it goes ;o;
     
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  5. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

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    A lot of people are cheap bastards who will not even think about the original author they steal from for a second and most of these guys will probably not give a rats ass about the emails you send them, but I guess some of them might be decent enough to at least add the credits and link.

    And epic captcha on the 3rd correspondance, btw.
     
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    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

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  7. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    Rydian, have you thought about incorporating anti-piracy into your guides?
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

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  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    my PS3 multiMAN guide is also on many websites and forums, some with links to original some without, some with old and outdated version where users ask for help for something covered in my guide but wasn't present in the version they copied.
    I was also labeled as a bad guy (even after spending this much time writing a guide to help other users) because I didn't allowed the guide to be copied on other website in its incomplete form (while I was still writing it), but I prefer working on a single place than having to maintain multiple forums (they didn't understood that?).
     
  10. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Site #3 responded in a helpful and considerate manner.

    You know, I HAVE considered writing a guide and doing things like making the first letters of all the sentences in a paragraph spell out "By Rydian On GBATemp" or something like that, but I don't really care that much since usually a "Hey, check the timestamps" is enough for them to know it's mine.

    This is just a curious experiment.

    Yeah that's one of the most common results, but as far as I see he not only links to the source at the bottom, but names it and trims the article to the relevant thing as if it was a news posting, so I've no problem with that one.

    Yeah I remember talking about that when your guide was still in-progress. Lots of sites were just hounding after any legit PS3 hacking info they could find in order to attract users to their new domains made for PS3 hacking at the time, lots of them just stopped giving a shit where the content came from as long as they had a copy.
     
  11. DiabloStorm

    DiabloStorm Five Gold Star Medalist

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    Do the merican thing and sue them, then spend the money on the 3DS decapping fundraiser :D
     
  12. Ubuntuの刀

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    3 reasons why i wont write guides.
    1) I cant write guides. I suck.
    2) I don't know how i would be able to help people if they don't understand my guides
    3) Infringement.

    I don't know how it feels, so i wont try to understand. God DAMN Rydian, you have no life.
     
  13. Engert

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    Dude you sound like the movie and music industry.
     
  14. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Serious response: Except if they don't even respond nothing happens, and I'm letting sites keep it that at least put a link back, notably different. Also no money is involved.

    Non-serious response: I'm not really into anal.
     
  15. Engert

    Engert I love me

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    Yeah but a small percentage of people will recognize your work ( i do ) and a small percentage of those might even offer you a job where you can start with 100.000K a year so you can blow it on hookers and fast cars.
    In a world where information travels faster than light you can't really ask everyone to recognize your work even if you're a big corporation. But if you say "Hi, I'm Sony corporation. You'll find some of the latest songs from X, Y, or Z musician for free download in our site. You can buy the full disc/album in our stores" then your coolness level would rise by 50%. Then you'd be rich and cool like Iron Man.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    But I don't like too much facial hair.
     
  17. Engert

    Engert I love me

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    Hair is optional. If you reach that level no one can question you on your choices. Even Iron Man can't question you.
     
  18. Rydian
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    He'll still scoff at me.
     
  19. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman

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    You know, my first thought when reading the title was a first person shooter where you hunt down people who are playing the protagonist's software that they pirated on their Wii.

    (Although an ... uhm ... interesting concept it would end up like Wierd Al's "Don't Download this Song". No one would publish it for you.)


    Response now that I've seen the real OP
    Good job Rydian. Way to to represent the Temp (the source of all true knowledge.)
     
  20. joelv6

    joelv6 Neku

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    :yay: props to you