I run a business selling shareware. A couple of months ago I began receiving emails from customers who indicated that another company had stolen my web site. After looking into it I found the company, Huntersoft, had indeed lifted one of my web pages. It was a web page that described a product that competes directly with one of Huntersoft's products. In fact, the lifting was so complete that all they had done was do a search and replace of my program name (WinDriversBackup) with their program name (My Drivers). Even the user comments remained intact --only the program name changed. It was a pretty flagrant copyright. It was so compelling that I had no trouble having this company's merchant account closed down. That is when the trouble started. This company, this guy, now has a vengeance out for me. He signs me up for spam lists and has tried, unsuccessfully, to have my merchant account closed. He also spreads rumors and mistruths about me and my products on Google/Newsgroups. Last night I received about 100 threatening emails from him. I placed a copy at the end of this message. The emails demand that I return his merchant account or else he will sue me (yeah, right) or hack my web server (this I know he has skills to do). It is this last concern that I am most worried about.
The data that I can garner about this guy is that his web site is registered in China.
Dorm 71-102C North Quater, Fudan University
Shanghai Shanghai 200433
He claims to do business in France. The primary name he goes by is Jacques Dubois. Sounds French but, alas, I found a photo of him and his photo clearly shows him as Chinese. Doing a tracert route on his communications with me I can see that he is using a French version of Hotmail and he spells words with a French style. Perhaps he is in France.
This guy has left a trial of other businesses that he has extracted copyright infringement and, in one case, was able to do a wholesale lift of another person's code base. Of course, he promptly turned the code into his product. This person is a criminal. This is why I never approached them personally about his copyright violation with me.
In short, is there something I can do about this guy? Given his nebulas location it seems my chances for getting this guy out of my life are slim. If this guy shuts down my web site I'm out of business. Is there any recourse here? Are there any newly enacted laws that I can use to my advantage?
He indicates that he will hack my site and bring it down. Hello FutureQuest. Are you ready to help me with this?
Obviously this guy has compromised maturity and brains, but he can comprise my business. Is there recourse?
JerMar Software Corp.
Hello Jerald R. Rawdon Jr.,
Send an E-mail to share-it to demand the reactivation of my
Otherwise, your website will be HaCkeD at any time, 3 big
holes, so easy to crack it down. Well, If my share-it account is not resumed
or you have not sent an E-mail to them to request the reactivation of my
account, I have hired a lawyer to file a suit against you for your SLANDER
and VIOLATION of the order of my business.
Rawdon Jr., wait for your response. And I
cannot tolerate your words in Google that I have not yet stolen your
software. Your WinDriversBackup is a trash, which works only with a few
computer OS and hardware. And the interface is nasty, do you have a
restoration function? NO, you never don't know how to install a driver
correctly. And what's more, your WinDriversBackup extracts much fewer
drivers files than my latest software "My Drivers v2.21", don't attempt to
download v2.21 and install onto your computer for a study, once you
installed the software, your computer with certain patterns extracted by
myself, will destroy your whole HardDrive, formatting all partitions of your
My LAST warning, send an E-mail to share-it to declaire that the
confilict has been solved and request the reactivation of my account.
Hackers at my side and Lawyer are waiting for your response.
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