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September 20, 2011

Rampant theft?

A week does not pass that this blogger does not read about data theft by usgenweb or others. This is a murky topic when it comes to the law. Some webmasters in genealogy believe it's okay to steal as long as no one complains. If what we see below is true, we may get this subject settled once and for all. Some names have been x'ed to protect the innocent.

Please read this email from the bottom up. I am trying to get website pages that were copied to this site:  without my permission or even the contributors permission, (even with them having my name and copyright on them) removed from Rootsweb servers.

The person who has copied my websites without permission is

Please let me know what steps I need to take to press charges against Mrs xxxxx. I have sent repeated emails over the past 3 years asking her to remove various pages copied from my sites that she has placed online and calling them her own and I get vulgarity and obscenities in return. If you need my address and phone number I will send it privately as Rootsweb sends all copies of complaints directly to the person accused and I do not wish to be harassed by mail or phone by Mrs. xxxxxx

She didn't even take my copyright from any of the pages, she copied them directly from Internet Archives (when I had my sites on the Rootsweb servers) but here are the links of pages she has copied to where I have the sites online. She has really gone overboard in the number of pages she has stolen from me as well as other websites.

I would appreciate a swift action being taken on this.
xxxxx xxxxx,%20Sr.htm,%20Vol_%208,%20NO_%2027,%20Page%201.htm's%201st%20NC%20Regiment%20of%20Militia.htm's%20Company.htm's%20State%20Records-Artillery.htm's%20State%20Records-Artillery_files/parchmentpaper.jpg My background,%203rd%20N_C_%20Battali.htm's%20Register.htm's%20Company%20February%2019,%201778.htm's%20Company%20May%2018,%201777.htm's%20Company%207th%20Orange%20Militia.htm's%20Company%20October.htm,%20prisoners%20of%20war,%20Nov_%2026,%201782.htm My home page, name and copyright plainly visible on bottom of page,%20&c%20of%20Heirs%20of%20Non%20Commssioned%20Officers,%20Privates,%20&c.htm,%201780.htm's%20Company.htm's%20Company.htm's%20Company.htm's%20Register.htm's%20Company%202nd%20NC%20Battalion.htm's%20Company%202nd%20NC%20Battalion.htm's%20Company%202nd%20NC%20Battalion.htm's%20Company.htm's%20Company%20of%20Militia.htm,%201st%20N_%20C_%20Battalion.htm,%201st%20N_%20C_%20Battalion02.htm,%201st%20N_%20C_%20Battalion03.htm's%20Company,%202nd%20N_C_%20Battalion.htm,%202nd%20N_C_%20Battalion.htm,%2018%20Ma.htm's%20US%20Pension%20Office.htm

Everything on this page:
copied from my site:'s%20Co.htm,%20Compt_%20February%2026,%201778.htm,%20Index%20to%20Surnames,%20Queries.htm's%20Regiment.htm My name and copyright is plain to see on this page My home page with my name and copyright plainly visible at top and bottom of page,%20Jr.htm

Everything on this page:
Copied from my site:

This page:
Copied from my site:

This page:
Copied from here:
copied from my site:
the same missing photo!
copied from

 From: "" <>
To:xxxxx xxxxx xxx xxxxx
Monday, September 19, 2011 12:32 PM
Subject: RE: Theft of webpages


We take violations of copyright seriously at RootsWeb.  I see the two pages that you have referenced at the (form) Freepages web site. Please provide a link to where you have published these pages from which you believe they were copied so I can verify your complaint.  Please make sure that the pages you cite have information for which you are the copyright owner.  If you do not hold the copyright on the whole pages that you reference, please identify the portions to which you do hold the copyright.
Best regards,
Web Site Accounts Administrator

 From: xx xxxx xxx
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:27 AM
Subject: Theft of webpages

My name is xxx xxx and I have found some of my complete sites listed in your freepages accounts. I would like these removed immediately and the person responsible told that they cannot use any of my pages or sites. I have written her several times about this and I have been cussed out and told she will and can use any of my sites and/or pages that she wants. She does not have permission from me or any of the contributors to use these pages. Here are some links:

 It seems every page here:

has been copied from my various sites and I want them removed and I want the assurance they will be removed from any and all websites that she has placed them on. Especially the books and other files that I own and have permission from the authors to reproduce, with no permission being given to anyone else.
Please let me know when these sites/pages have been removed.
Thank you,
xxx xxx

For The Daryl


Joker said...

According to my sources, the FBI has already begun an investigation.
This is not the only place data has been taken. NM, FL, and other places. one of thses days someone from genweb might go to the big house.

Wife said...


I hope some of them do go to the big house, they definitely deserve it! I have seen more than my fair share of stealing of web sites and/or pages along with all of the other corruption over in the genweb. They harassed my poor hubby up until the day he died as well as the constant harassment of many of my other friends.
I hope the word spreads about this rampant disease that those genwebbers has and people quit using their sites and stop sending in information to be posted there. There are alot of other great projects out there that are honest and don't have to steal to get the info they post on their sites.
I know my hubby is watching this story with rapt interest and will be rooting for Truth Justice and the American Way!

Against GenWebbers said...

Well it looks like the person copying the pages was made to delete their site, however most made it to the NCGenWeb first! You should see all of the counties that have pages copied from other sites, it is totally UNREAL! I do hope people start to see where the true original pages are and quit going to the USuckGenWeb and NothingbutCrapGenWeb sites and start complaining to their ISP's about it. They are truly the scum of the earth if they can't even come up with their own materials! To copy others breaks so many ethical, state and federl laws..guess they think they are above the law...NOT

Joker said...

These developments show that action can be taken if the submitters are willing to speak out. Another transgression reaching The Daryl's Realm regards the old Family Group Sheet Project of USGenWeb. Many or all of those FGS have been transferred to the USGenWeb Archives, although the original FGS Project was a stand alone venture and not part of the Archives.
The Archives may be above the Bylaws of USGenWeb but not above the Law Of The Land. They will get what they deserve someday. Mark my word......