Massage Planet what the hell?
has anyone noticed this site before? its copying everything in the massage section of merb but changing the usernames.
ill post this link here (not to advertise but because everyone posts are the exact same and it needs to be seen)
so for example on page my 9 my post (Which i made on merb) is on there and i am "AARON D" lol. and theres conveniently new posts that showed up today which are old ones from merb.
whats going on here?
It would appear that this a world-wide site which is cloning threads from multiple sites, including MERB, TERB and others. Also, they have ads on their site. Thus, it seems that they are earning revenue from stolen content. Also, they seem to be stealing content which is available only to members, - ie. they may have membership on the sites that they are stealing fom. Thus, this concerns not only MERB, TERB and other sites whose content which is being stolen, but also providers whose reviews are ending up on this site, including possibly NRP reviews, which have since been deleted from the source site, not to mention hobbyists who find that all their posts are being copied word for word by someone.
A search of the whois service indicates that this site is registered in the US. Therefore, the required course of action is for MERB to issue a DMCA request (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) for the offending site to remove all content belonging to MERB.
The owner, Fred Zed, was notified.
Whats the deal with the site planet massage? it seam that there are only 5 members and the copied all the post from here. The dates of the post are all on the same day too Is it legal?
They've been doing this for months..
Very strange. Some of my reviews of massage parlours are there under multiple names.
This was discussed in the following thread: "Massage Planet what the hell?"
Some boards think so highly of MERB they either resort to copying us or using us as their main discussion topic...
I suspect the posts copied were made before MERB became private. Can anyone confirm via PM?