• Phony website or LH alternate site?

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    Tarukaja [sign in to see picture]
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    Hey all, thought I'd ask this here (hope this is in the right place), recently I came across a website that seemed to have a lot of their content pulled from LH; I'm guessing it's a phony site, but just wanted to be sure. Does LH have any affiliated website or something like this?

    As an example of the duplicate info, here is one of their products listed:

    freesextoysstore.com/sex-toys-store-sale-glassvibrations-textured-devil-tongue-glass-dildo-sex-toys-price-cheap-50-free-shipping-p-3696.html

    This item is also sold here on LH, with similar descriptions and reviews:

    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=21349

    Any help/insight would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    PlumCake [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi Tarukaja,

    Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention - it certainly does seem to be a phony site as both the content and images are idential (note the little Lovehoney hearts!). I have passed your discovery on to see what we can do about it. Unfortunately these things happen and there are some nasty people out there in cyberspace.

    We (almost) never use duplicate content, so even on Lovehoney.com we re-write everything so the descriptions are unique. 

    Please don't buy anything from this site if you can help it, it really does look very dodgy.

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    TheOutsider [sign in to see picture]
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    If you go to http://whois.domaintools.com/freesextoysstore.com/, you can see that the host of the website appears to be 'http://www.justhost.com/'.

    Therefore, if you send Just Host a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice, they should remove the website, provided that the content is infringing Lovehoney's rights. Section 11 of their terms and conditions (https://www.justhost.com/terms) relates to the DMCA, and includes instructions about how to construct such a notice.

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    ghostgirl [sign in to see picture]
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    Bumping this

    Lucy is this a site LH supply or another copycat?

    It appears that all the LH branded goodies are out of stock http://www.upsextoys.co.uk/lovehoney-ribbed-orgasmic-glass-dildo-8-inch.html

    xGGx

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    Lovehoney - Alice [sign in to see picture]
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    ghostgirl wrote:

    Bumping this

    Lucy is this a site LH supply or another copycat?

    It appears that all the LH branded goodies are out of stock http://www.upsextoys.co.uk/lovehoney-ribbed-orgasmic-glass-dildo-8-inch.html

    xGGx

    Hi GG,

    This is definitely NOT a Lovehoney website! I've reported the site to the right people - thanks for bringing it to our attention. :-)

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    Lady Ness [sign in to see picture]
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    There seems to be loads of sites copying LH content right now, you must be so busy trying to sort it out!

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    TheOutsider [sign in to see picture]
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    http://www.innocentsextoys.co.uk/sextoy-page.html

    The above website has pretty much copied your sex toy testers page word for word. They have removed sentences that don't apply to them, but the ones that they have kept are blatant copies.

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    Laveila [sign in to see picture]
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    I have to say that on the first link freesextoysstore.com/sex-toys-store-sale-glassvibrations-textured-devil-tongue-glass-dildo-sex-toys-price-cheap-50-free-shipping-p-3696.html I see my very own review and this is bit upsetting me... I know its my review of that toy.

    How many sites are out there doing this?

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    TheOutsider [sign in to see picture]
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    Laveila wrote:

    I have to say that on the first link freesextoysstore.com/sex-toys-store-sale-glassvibrations-textured-devil-tongue-glass-dildo-sex-toys-price-cheap-50-free-shipping-p-3696.html I see my very own review and this is bit upsetting me... I know its my review of that toy.

    How many sites are out there doing this?

    That's not good. Bump for staff to see this thread again.

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    Lovehoney - Gemma [sign in to see picture]
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    Sorry to see that, Lavelia, I know how you feel. It's horrible to see something you've written taken away without your permission (product descriptions, in my case). It's something we'll look into.

    There's no way of telling how many sites are doing this I'm afraid. At this rate we're finding one every few weeks - shocking!

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    Laveila [sign in to see picture]
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    I know others are in the same situation too. I am wondering if there is something that can be done? In terms of getting it removed or do you have to tolerate it? Just curious.

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    Lovehoney - Alice [sign in to see picture]
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    Laveila wrote:

    I know others are in the same situation too. I am wondering if there is something that can be done? In terms of getting it removed or do you have to tolerate it? Just curious.

    I believe we usually ask nicely and point out the issue, which generally resolves things. If it doesn't, a stern letter from a lawyer usually does the trick.

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    spiceitup [sign in to see picture]
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    Seems funny LH is in bath, and customer service number for innocent is bristol 0117 . A disgruntled ex employee maybe lol.

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    spiceitup [sign in to see picture]
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    http://mistressredvelvet.com/2012/12/13/feisty-features-innocent-sex-toys/

    A article from the owners of innocent.

    As I have reviews on there it has to be part of LH in some way.or they have stolen the whole site.

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    Lovehoney - Numbers [sign in to see picture]
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    Just to reiterate, neither of these sites have anything to do with Lovehoney.

    Yes, other sex toy websites regularly copy content from us without our permission. Some of the times it's a company in China, so we have little ability to contact, and certainly no legal recourse. 

    Sometimes people copy our content and forget to change Lovehoney to their own name, such as 

    http://4sextoys.co.za/ocart/index.php?route=product/category&path=60_78&sort=p.price&order=ASC

    I can't find a copied review on Innocent, can you point me in the right direction?

    Matt

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    spiceitup [sign in to see picture]
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    SORRY numbers, as I looked at both mentioned sites, in the confusion I must have got it wrong. Just checked and innocent does not have the product I reviewed so must have seen it on the totter site.

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    Lovehoney - Rachel [sign in to see picture]
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    freesextoysstore.com has also stolen images from one of our competitiors home page too, I guess they can't be bothered to build a real business.

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    TheOutsider [sign in to see picture]
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    Lovehoney - Numbers wrote:

    I can't find a copied review on Innocent, can you point me in the right direction?

    It wasn't a copied review that I had found, rather their sex toy testers page is mostly just a copy of yours.

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