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October 26th, 2008, 11:22 PM #1client site being framed there has to be legal implications
One of my clients site is being framed by a domain that is almost identical to it. I have sent them an email telling them to take the site down. I think they know the party that owns the name.
This has to be illegal, right?
does framing a page put you at risk for a duplicate content penalty? I know the site is not really spiderable since it's in a frame but you never know
October 26th, 2008, 11:43 PM #2
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It's theft of content, you should file a complaint with the DMCA:
When this happened to me, I started with a formal "cease & desist" email, it worked as I threatened to contact their host (who has a legal obligation to deal with it).
If you're concerned about duplicate content penalty, submit a complaint to google via Webmaster Tools. I did this with a scraper, and the scraper site was dropped from google entirely.
You can also disable iframes via a script or page-setting - can't remember specifics, but there is a thread here that outlines options to protect content (I remember when my entire front page appeared in someone's forum!).
I view this as highly unethical, and you should deal with it quickly. On a personal note, I can't believe the audacity of some people (stealing content!)..
October 27th, 2008, 12:09 AM #3
Here is a simple old script that prevents framing:
October 27th, 2008, 08:51 AM #4
thanks for the responses.
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