The following websites have somehow illegally created an exact copy of Science Trends and are dynamically hosting it on their spam domains. This includes our most recent articles, our copyrighted content/images. The websites also use Cloudflare and I’m hoping I can block these websites from accessing Science Trends. However, I’m not sure how to identify their IP as they are using Cloudflare. Is there any way around this to block all access from Proxad (dot) net, where these websites are hosted? Here are a couple of the sites: http://talrjas.ga/, http://xblasteers.tk/
Any ideas of how these websites are able to copy our entire site? We’ve submitted a DMCA takedown request to Proxad but no response, they don’t even have a working website and have been known to take part in illegal activity: just search Proxad email spam
Even if CF takes down fraudulent websites on its network, you need to resolve your main problem, information leak. They are using some legitimate accounts to access your contents and you need to track those accounts and block them.
To achieve that you need some kind of hard to detect/remove signature on your copyright assets which you can later compare to leaked information and track which account(s) were used for purchasing those copies.
I filed a complaint with Cloudflare and their response was, too bad it’s not our problem, contact the hosting company. Which of course is an illegitimate company not based in the US. I know they are hosted through Proxad.net because that was in Cloudflare’s response when they indicated I should take it up with the hosting company.
I agree, the best route is to figure out how they’re crawling my data and block it, however, that’s quite above my technical expertise. Any thoughts on people/companies that do this for a living?
Got it, I’ll do some research on Iliad and what is required for copyright infringement under French Law. That still doesn’t fix the issue of how they’re accessing our data, however. Any thoughts on how to solve this?
Any competent developer/sysadmin should be able to trace that. For example, does their site go down if yours goes down? If that is the case they dont even duplicate it but proxy it straight through their server.
As for complaints, usually Online.net is Iliad’s hosting provider, so you might also want to try your luck there. Scaleway Elements Console might possibly help here. Though it might be tricky as you cant provide them with an IP address and they might not be able to match the domain to a customer.