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 Post subject: using website info?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Ok I am browsing Ragdoll breeders and come across a website, I like what they say about their cats and I click on their website. I am then met with the wording from the front of my website?? Shocked :question: :eek:

So this breeder is using what I wrote on my website on hers, (copied & pasted word for word) nothing else is the same just what I wrote on the front, Im a bit freaked out, do I email them and say anything?

I guess its quite funny, but when I clicked on it my heart went in my mouth I thought someone was pretending to be me lol :eek:

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 Post subject: Re: using website info?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:58 pm 
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That's a bit odd. Difficult to know what the intentions are- whether they were just plain lazy/liked what you had written or that all is not what it seems with them.

If you're worried about it, I would be inclined to contact them. You don't need to be too confrontational about it, but just explain you're a bit confused about it and worried that it's the same word for word as your page and that you'd really appreciate it if they'd mind amending it to avoid customer confusion? Or something along those lines perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: using website info?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Oops double post, sorry! :sorry:

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 Post subject: Re: using website info?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:17 am 
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Well it looks like they are new-ish breeders at a guess ID say they were browsing websites and liked what I wrote and thought 'Ohhh I like that!' and copied it! They have added in a couple of different words and deleted a few lines then added in words that mean the same thing (my guess they used a thesaurus) But 95% of it is my website! Bit upset really as I worked hard on that and its what I feel about my breeding :sad:

Not sure what to do really, I was going to send them a nice email saying something like I'm glad we have the same thoughts on breeding? Just something nice and plain? But then is it worth the hassle?

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 Post subject: Re: using website info?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:55 am 
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Sounds like you need to ask them to change it ....before they also begin calling themselves CaramelDream.......... :shok:

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 Post subject: Re: using website info?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:46 am 
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Taylorbaby wrote:
Well it looks like they are new-ish breeders at a guess ID say they were browsing websites and liked what I wrote and thought 'Ohhh I like that!' and copied it! They have added in a couple of different words and deleted a few lines then added in words that mean the same thing (my guess they used a thesaurus) But 95% of it is my website! Bit upset really as I worked hard on that and its what I feel about my breeding :sad:

Not sure what to do really, I was going to send them a nice email saying something like I'm glad we have the same thoughts on breeding? Just something nice and plain? But then is it worth the hassle?


Personally I don't think it is worth the hassle as they have in fact changed quite a bit of it as you say. The internet is an open place, and the info you provide could not really be classed as a creative piece or a work of art, to claim copyright, though I appreciate the time it takes to set it all out. I can see why you are upset. It could be seen as flattering that they chose to copy you. :)
As long as they are not using your photos and passing them off as their own or more scarily pretending to be you, then I would just leave it. If they are in Ragdolls and you are in Ragdolls then you don't want to make an "enemy" over a few words.
Personally I would just change some of the wording on your site and if they again copy it, then that is the time to take it out with them.

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 Post subject: Re: using website info?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Hi Junglerose that was my thoughts, take it as a compliment/flattery they obviously like what I wrote!
And it isn't worth the hassle

I mean I don't look at every website, so could be loads out , I think it was the shock of clicking and seeing my words, all I could think was 'oh my god someone is selling kittens under my name!' But they are real breeders with other cats nothing associated with me etc so I will leave it! :)

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