Friday, August 04, 2017

[UPDATED] WARNING :: Beware of Nigerian blog post scrapers - they are stealing your work




You may have noticed an absence of material on our site in the last 24 hours and a period of darkness. For this we apologise.

The reason we have had to take these measures is due to a Nigerian scammer Loud Naija who goes under the aliases of:

Lee John Jackson, Peter Ossai, Jae Slight, PeterNet Inc, Loud Naija Blog, Hacker News UK, Lyrics Mill, Jennifer Peter Blog, Book Manne, My School Update, Susan Okoro’s Blog, DP Studio.

This is the one behind all these sites:


He seems to think he can just scrape the Web and purloin anyone's copyrighted material and parade it on his own very cheap and amateur sites as original material and with no credit to the original source.

Since July 20 2017 every single one of our posts - that is quite a few dozen, well over 50! - has been stolen by this character and put on this Loud Naija and Lyrics Mill sites, and linked to on Twitter and Facebook

It is not just our copyright infringed either. On this Naija site there is also to be found similar infringed material from other sources.

We have had to issue DMCA notices to protect our work.


Those who know our work will recognise our style and writers. We ask that if you see our work used on any of the above named sites that you report it to us, and to the host site, and do not share or like this illegally used material on any site that does not have a direct link to our own Little Indie source here.

Thank you.


UPDATE AUGUST 7

Despite assurances all these posts used illegally on this Loud Naija site and Lyrics Mill site would be removed - see Comments - they have of course not been.

In fact, we find that not only have they used each post of ours once on this site, they have repeated as well in another section on the same site!

Every single thing on Loud Naija site is infringing the copyright of another site. Each post they are stealing to use is posted giving the 'author' as this Lee John Jackson.

Take a look around their site and if you see work there that is yours, fill out this DMCA notice to WordPress - who host the Loud Naija site - to have taken down. Really WordPress need to take down the whole site as they are repeat infringers.

UPDATE AUGUST 8

For those enjoying this saga - yes, unbelievably it still rumbles on nearly a week later - this is the latest from our Nigerian friend of many aliases and poor English:

Cahaya Kuwat Peter (PeterNet)
to me
5 minutes ago
Hy Man.
Stop doing this ain't you tired since you are reporting the site is still on, your report and posting me on your site as giving me fame I now have massive hit every just tell me and I will find your on my site and remove it.

Friend, had you simply not copied all our work in the first place this would never have arisen. We would still have been amenable had you immediately upon notification removed our 50 odd posts you reproduced THREE TIMES. But no, you make excuses daily that you are sorry and will remove everything - yet you do nothing.

The hits you are getting are from those shocked at your appalling and disgraceful behaviour, people checking to see you have not stolen any of THEIR work either, and WordPress and Blogger checking your content in order to remove it, ie:



In fact, there are so many DMCAs against you, WordPress are struggling to keep up with the volume!

We will not relent in our pursuit of you as long as you continue to display our works without permission and use the work of similar online sites without authorisation. We also still await payment of £4000 from you being our reproduction rights fees for the three times use of 50 features. When will you be settling that?

UPDATE AUGUST 13

Our Loud Naija infringing site have now moved from WordPress - ho ho, I wonder why...! - to here. Still with a lot of content on it that is lifted from other people's sites, ie this whole section from here - so worth keeping an eye on our friend still!

20 comments:

  1. This site is one great blog I respect but am so sorry for what am doing without ur permission

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  2. Here, this infringed posts include some of my work too! I don't want my name to be associated with Nigerian sites - ever. Not to be trusted. Glad you are able to remove these pests.

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    1. Look Sam Geary once again am sorry I was wrong yeah I no but please accept my apologies. We are bloggers so times you look for content to keep your blog running.
      I have stopped copying your content or work so please accept my apologies again bro.

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  3. LEE JOHN JACKSON - You are a complete joke. You are not sorry at all. You failed to remove the infringed posts - more than 50 - when asked, and moreover, there are STILL stolen posts on your site not removed. Well, they will be. And you can be assured we now have certain people watching you very closely. LITTLE INDIE BLOGS

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  4. Here is my sort code and account number
    45-78-54
    45729859

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  5. They are the worst those Nigerians. They can't write their own so use bots to sweep up everyone's hard grafted work!!!!!!!!

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  6. I never intended to offend anyone. Why are you make me feel like I committed a big crime

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    1. BECAUSE YOU HAVE COMMITTED A CRIME. IT'S CALLED THEFT. YOU HAVE STOLEN OUR WORK AND USED IT WITHOUT PERMISSION. GO AND LEARN ABOUT JOURNALISM.

      You haven't stopped, you are a liar. Even after telling you on Thursday, you posted this on Friday.

      http://www.lyricsmill.tk/2017/08/listen-girl-ray-stream-debut-album-earl.html?m=1

      You are a repeat offender ok multiple sites STEALING not just our work, but work from other sites too. LITTLE INDIE BLOGS

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  7. This is the kind of thing we have to deal with. Don't worry, we are going to bring Jackson and his multiple aliases down.

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  8. that's rank.you even have a do not copy sticker on that girl ray post and yet they still do that. what's their game?

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  9. That Girl Ray feature is mine and they used it on the WordPress site yesterday too, as well as the other. Here it is: https://loudnaija.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/listen-girl-ray-stream-debut-album-earl-grey/

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  10. That girl ray is no longer on my blog

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  11. NO. BUT ALL STILL PLENTY ELSEWHERE, ISN'T THERE.

    LIKE:

    https://loudnaija.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/watch-the-orwells-share-video-for-vacation-ahead-of-uk-dates-2/

    A WHOLE LYRICS SECTION OF OUR WORK. YOU HAVE USED EVERY SINGLE POST OF OURS TWICE IN ENTERTAINMENT AND LYRICS.

    REMOVE ALL OF LITTLE INDIE BLOGS WORK WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

    YOU HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS A PERSISTENT COPYRIGHT INFRINGER. WE ARE ASKING FOR WORDPRESS TO CLOSE DOWN THE SITE COMPLETELY. YOU HAVE BEEN DOING THIS NOW FOR WEEKS AND IT IS BEYOND REASONABLE.

    YOU HAVE COMMITTED AN OFFENCE.

    FOR REPRODUCTION RIGHTS WE HAVE A FEE PER ARTICLE FOR EACH USE. YOU CURRENTLY OWE US OVER £4000.

    WE ARE NOW SPEAKING TO OUR LEGAL EXPERTS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO SEEK REDRESS.

    LITTLE INDIE BLOGS

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  12. Bruv why you do dis to the little indies peoples+man it ain't good all dis stress+they arks you to take away theys writings man why don't you do that+I is vex for little indies they tries hard and you come theif theys writings man+ ain't good nah

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  13. I have already said by Monday tomorrow I will remove every little Indie post.
    But am sorry please

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  14. BUT YOU HAVEN'T HAVE YOU.

    BESIDES WHICH YOU ARE NOW COPYING THE WORK OF THE RESPECTED GIGSLUTZ SITE, INDIE OBSESSIVES AND DOZENS AND DOZENS OF OTHERS.

    LITTLE INDIE BLOGS

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    1. I give credits to every authors post. Do you think I earn money from my blog Loud Naija it a free blog reposting great authors posts. I earn no money from Loud Naija Blog and stop looking at my posts and their owners please stop focus on your Blog. I love Littleindieblogs the Authors are good.

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    2. 1. YOU DO NOT CREDIT AUTHORS. YOU CREDIT YOURSELF, LEE JOHN JACKSON, OR ONE OF YOUR MULTIPLE ALIASES AS AUTHOR. ANYONE ONLY HAS TO LOOK TO SEE THAT. YOU ONLY GIVE A WRITER'S NAME WHERE THAT APPEARS IN THE TEXT YOU HAVE ILLEGALLY COPIED.

      2. YOU HAVE COPIED MORE THAN 50 POSTS BY LITTLE INDIE BLOGS NOT ONCE BUT TWICE ON THIS LOUD NAIJA SITE AND AGAIN ON THE LYRICS MILL SITE.

      3. NOT ONCE HAVE YOU MENTIONED THESE ARE REPRODUCED FROM LITTLE INDIE BLOGS AND WE OWN THE COPYRIGHT, NOR EVEN GIVEN A LINK TO US. YOU MAKE EACH APPEAR AS YOUR OWN ORIGINAL MATERIAL.

      4. YOU HAVE NOT REMOVED ANY OF OUR MATERIAL FROM THESE SITES DESPITE BEING IN FULL KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE INFRINGED COPYRIGHT. THE NUMEROUS DMCA TAKEDOWN GAPS WHICH NOW APPEAR ON THESE SITES INDICATE YOU ARE A PROLIFIC AND PERSISTENT OFFENDER.

      5. YOU NOT ONLY STEAL OUR MATERIAL BUT THAT OF DOZENS AND DOZENS OF OTHER SITES AS WELL. IT IS OUR DUTY TO PROTECT ONLINE COPYRIGHT AND WILL THEREFORE PERSIST IN BRINGING THIS LOUD NAIJA SITE TO THE ATTENTION OF THE TRUE COPYRIGHT OWNERS.

      6. YOU ALSO PROMOTE AND POST ON HOW TO HACK WEBSITES AND SHARE THIS ON FACEBOOK AND ELSEWHERE. YOU ALSO FALSIFY NUMBERS OF FOLLOWERS AND LIKES ON SOCIAL NETWORK PLATFORMS - EASILY DETECTED.

      7. YOU ARE SCUM. A LIAR. A THIEF. YOU CALL YOURSELF A 'BLOGGER' YET YOU WRITE NOTHING, JUST SCRAPE THE NET AND PARADE OTHERS' WORK AS YOUR OWN.

      8. YOU EARN MONEY FROM GOOGLE AD SENSE BY CARRYING ADVERTISING. YET ANOTHER LIE.

      LITTLE INDIE BLOGS

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  15. This is grossly affecting our operation. Not quite sure what you think you stand to gain by it?

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