Content scraping is the act of taking content from one website and publishing it on another website without the permission of the original author. This is a serious problem, as it damages the reputation of the original author and website, and can also lead to loss of traffic and income.
I just discovered that website philnews.co.kr is a content scraper. I found out that they scrap content from GameOPS, as well as from other websites in the Philippines, including Digital Filipina, Blog PH, Wazzup PH, Manila Shopper, Nognog in the City, and Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
About Us (PHILNEWS.CO.KR)
Welcome to PhilNews! As Korea’s leading news blog, we strive to provide you with the latest and most relevant news and information from Korea and around the world. Our goal is to provide accurate and timely news covering a variety of topics including politics, business, entertainment, technology, sports and more.
At PhilNews, we know how important it is to stay informed in today’s fast-paced world. We have experienced journalists and writers who work hard to deliver comprehensive news stories, providing in-depth analysis and insightful perspectives. Besides simply reporting the facts, we want to present different perspectives to our readers by providing context and understanding.
We believe that media plays an important role in shaping society and empowering individuals with knowledge. For this reason, we are committed to uphold the highest journalistic ethics and moral principles. Our team follows strict guidelines to ensure accuracy and fairness. We value our readers’ trust in us, and we strive to maintain it through responsible journalism.
In addition to our news coverage, we feature opinion articles and editorials to promote thought and discussion on important issues. We are committed to developing an open and inclusive platform where diverse views can be expressed and respected.
PhilNews is more than a news blog, it is a community of readers who are passionate about gaining knowledge and participating. Readers are encouraged to actively share their thoughts and opinions through comments and social media. READERS
I am outraged to learn that content from GameOPS has been stolen, and I am considering sending a cease and desist email to the owner of philnews.co.kr. However, I decided to write this article first, in the hope that their bot will scrap the content about their own plagiarism. I thought it was funny to see an article exposing them on their own website.
The irony of the situation is that philnews.co.kr there is a copyright notice on their website claiming copyright to the content they plagiarized. The notice says:
“Balita sa Pilipinas All content (article) is protected by copyright law, and unauthorized copying, copying, distribution, etc. is prohibited. © Philippine News. All rights reserved”
This is a clear example of hypocrisy. if philnews.co.kr truly believe that their content is protected by copyright law, then they should stop plagiarizing content from other websites.
If you are a website owner, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from content scraping.
- Monitor your content: Regularly check your website analytics and set up Google Alerts to be notified if someone else is using your content without permission.
- Copyright Notice: Display a clear copyright notice on your website to assert your rights to the content.
- Disable Right-Click: While it’s not foolproof, disabling right-click can discourage casual content thieves.
- Watermark Your Images: Adding a watermark to your images prevents unauthorized use.
- Report Abuse: Contact the offending domain registrant and web hosting and report their copyright infringement.
- Legal Action: If your content has been scraped, consider sending a Cease and Desist notice to the offender. If they refuse to comply, consult legal experts about possible legal action
If your content is plagiarized or scrapped by philnews.co.kryou can use the following information to send a Cease and Desist email or report it directly to their hosting provider for service abuse:
Address: 1st floor, 7-14, Baengnyeonsan-ro 14-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
Publisher/Editor: Korea Journal Co., Ltd. Lee Byeong-ho
Youth Protection Manager: Eunah Park
Domain Name: philnews.co.kr
Registrant: Lee Byeong-ho
Address of Registrant : 1 220 Eunpyeong-ro, Eunpyeong-gu Seoul
Registrant’s Zip Code : 03472
Administrative Contact(AC) : Lee Byeong ho
AC E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
AC Phone Number : 82-10-8815-2547