website copying gbatemp news

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Apr 24, 2011
  1. Terminator02
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    recently came across http://www.ds-iso.com/ while doing some googling, literally all of the posts are word-for-word from the GBAtemp homepage, and they even copied GBAtemp specific news such as this

    can't find any link to GBAtemp on the website anywhere, so umm, do your thing i guess?
     


  2. Tornadosurvives

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    Such a cheap looking website.
     
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    You're right. That's really weird, what's the point in making a site than?
     
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    adverts
     
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    It helps boost the sites page rank.
     
  6. Sausage Head

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    The point in making such site is to say "I have website, I pro webmaster"
     
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    You complain about websites that copy gbatemp news? This section is full of copied news from other sites and I bet noone has ever asked for permission to copy/paste news text from these sites. Text can also be copyrighted work.
     
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    but this other site is almost claiming the news as their own. with no source or reference to gbatemp at all.
     
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    lol whats the point of copying everyting of gbatemp xd
     
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    free shoptemp advertisement [​IMG]
     
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    Because its webmaster is plain stupid. I know other sites with randomly copy/pasted news from different sources. Really, this is just stupidity.
     
  12. Terminator02
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    but this site has ONLY gbatemp news posted, and doesn't ever credit gbatemp
     
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    Yes but what kind of person that is not stupid, posts a GBAtemp news with GBATEMP in the topic title? This is stupid.
     
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    why credit gbatemp
    no one reads that site for sure besides of the 10 people
     
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    the point is they're word for word copying it and not citing their source
     
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    The dark umbra site that copied my wii emulator post and all it's images is hotlinking quite a few images from gbatemp. You can see this with a search on google.

    But then again so are a lot of other people. gbatemp is such a big resource, I guess it's inevitable that it will be leeched.
    Most if not all of the posts I read here show their source at least.
     
  17. doyama

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    Basically looks like an ad link-farm. The idea being that since the site contains some 'relevant' content then is can then sub-link to other things which you want to boost your SEO ratings. It's shady SEO stuff but not uncommon.
     
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    we have been aware of this site for a short while. we think they are using an automatic script to gather the news because they link back to our site for discussion. its not just word for word, they use the same images, same links, some format, etc.

    nothing much we can do about it except try to block that site, which right now isn't a top priority.

    -another world
     
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    you know it's full of shit when it's only tab is dstt and contact
     
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    https://www.domainsbyproxy.com/ClaimForm.aspx?Type=0

    You can submit a copyright claim to godaddy (the parent company of domanis by proxy). The nameservers as well as the proxy are owned by godaddy so it's safe to assume they also own the site hosting so it'll be easier to get it shutdown.
     

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