Would this bother anyone?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wells, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    I just came across an interesting website....It's almost a word for word copy of mine.
    You really need to see it to believe it.

    Here is the original website:

    Here is the copy:

    Just take a second and read the homepage of each site.

    It really doesn't bother me that someone is using my same verbage, I'm just confused why they wouldn't want to come up with their own.
    I guess it could always be some sort of school project or something.

    Please don't anyone harass the guy, I just thought it was funny....
  2. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    You do have an excellent website...I dont blame him

  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    The similarities are startling. Did you use a generic template for your site, or is the verbage yours?

    You have a great site, by the way.
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Just what we need...website scrubs..LOL

    Nice site Wells..you know what they say about imitation..

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Is that a Symbiot built site. I see them as part of the address. What does that mean.
    I think their system is to take all the contracts in the U.S. and keep the profit part and sub what is left. Maybe they think they can make more money by coping web sites.
    Just an observation.
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Yes it would bother me. The guy is an active posting member here, who has just recently visited. Maybe he will see this and explain a little.
  7. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    Mo Green,
    The verbage is all mine.
    Spent several days coming up with it.
  8. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    Well according to the hosting owner of this site: Symbiot

    1. OWNERSHIP. All content included on the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, information, data, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material and software (the "Materials") is the property of Symbiot or its content suppliers and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. All such content is protected by copyright as a collective work under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries, and Symbiot owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, compilation and enhancement of such content. All software used on the Site is the property of Symbiot or its software suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Site (collectively, the "Trademarks") are registered and common law Trademarks of Symbiot,
  9. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0


    So what does all that really mean?
    I can create something and someone else can pass if off as their own, and their protected by copyright laws?
    Doesn't seem right.
  10. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    It is definately a site to be proud of. The old saying is "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery". But in this case, I can see where you may be a bit frustrated.

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