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urljet.com / Violation of their own rules

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As a hosting company urljet.com are in violation of their own rules by allowing one of their websites to openly display a stolen photograph of me in an attempt to stalk and harass me.
Their OWN rues prohibit this, but despite repeated abuse reports, they do not seem competent enough to police their OWN rules. And actually enforce them. Why is this I wonder. are they protecting someone at the expense of their own integrity?
One does wonder what they would really be like if a client of theirs had a problem, if they are unable to enforce their own terms of service.
The promotional advertising they do counts for nothing, if a Client cannot rely on them doing the right thing.

Many times, it is how an organization responds to valid complaints that show whether they are genuine. I am sure that there are many other hosting companies that actually do the right thing, but alas it seems that urljet do not fall into that category.

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  • Ur
      Nov 01, 2012

    URLJet takes copyright notice seriously.
    When this gentleman contacted us it was from an unidentified gmail address and about a photo of a person used in an avatar. He wanted it removed. There was NO supporting information or DMCA request, nor was he willing to provide any.
    Our position is that we will comply with any Legal request. However, as this gentleman was informed... We cannot not serve as judge an jury for an anonymous email that provides no means of verification and puts us in the position of making a decision on something we have no knowledge of, other than an anonymous email.

    +3 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 01, 2012

    I contacted urljet.com from a valid email address and answered politely the reply from urljet.com offering proof of my claim. However urljet stopped replying to me for reasons of their own. So the statement " nor was he willing to provide any" is incorrect.

    Here is a copy of my reply to urljet.com=
    "Your acceptable use policy states, "The following constitute violations
    "Threats and unlawful conduct : Use of our service to transmit any
    material (by e-mail, uploading, posting or otherwise) that threatens or
    encourages bodily harm or destruction of any life, limb or property. Use
    of our services to transmit any material (by e-mail, uploading, posting
    or otherwise) that harasses another."

    I am being harassed, and request that you take action relevant to your
    policy to stop the person from harassing me by using your service.

    Under the Fraud section it states:" Fraud : Use of our service to
    make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services,
    or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes, "
    "ponzi schemes, " and "chain letters." Adding, removing or modifying
    identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or
    mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using
    forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The
    use of anonymous re-mailers or nicknames does not constitute
    impersonation. Involves a knowing misrepresentation or misleading
    statement, writing or activity made with the intent that the person
    receiving it will act upon it."


    =Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or
    other identifying information is prohibited" I am being
    impersonated, and my stolen photograph is being used on your service
    to do this.


    I am willing to send you other photographs of me that were part of the
    set, where the stolen photograph was taken from. This will prove that
    it is I in the photograph that is being used without my permission. The
    impostor cannot send them to you as he only has the one as far as I am
    aware.

    To sum up, I am being harassed by one of your clients using your
    service to stalk and harass me. As this falls under abuse of your AUP
    policy, I respectfully request that you take appropriate action to stop
    this abuse of your TOS and AUP. For your necessary action. Thank you."

    My photograph that was stolen from my PC by a hacker is being used along with my details to harass me in violation of the urljet rules. Why do urljet not enforce their own rules and now post incorrect information to avoid doing so?

    -2 Votes
  •   Nov 07, 2012

    I have so many questions about this. How are you being harassed? Are there threatening posts somewhere? How did a hacker get access to your computer in the first place? And a single photo was stolen? This is a very unlikely scenario. You say there are other photos in the series. Have they also been used online by someone too? Just this fact (if it is a fact) makes me suspicious since a hacker is not likely to be interested in a single photo of you. It just isn't plausible. Hackers are interested in your bank account, credit cards, etc. Why would a hacker get into your machine and steal one photo?

    +1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 07, 2012

    @creamskirt. Thank you for your reply, I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability.

    I am being harassed by the hacker using my photograph to impersonate me, by setting up fake accounts and posting derogatory comments about me while pretending that the comments were made by me. He has posted many lies about me while pretending to be me, so that people would think it was I making the comments.

    The hacker put a keylogger on my PC and my AV programs did not stop it.

    A single photo was stolen because, out of the set it was the only one that was stored on my PC.

    None of the other photos have been used anywhere as they were not on my pc for the hacker to steal,

    The hacker is one of the hackers and scammers that I exposed, so they decided to start a smear campaign to try to stop me from exposing them.

    I am part of some anti-fraud sites and we have helped closed down many of their scam websites, thereby reducing their illegal income, as retaliation, every time we close more of their scam websites, they increase their attacks on me to try to stop me.


    Hackers hack PC's for many reasons, yes, in most cases it is for direct monetary gain, but some do it to be able to threated or harass others with the information they have gained.

    The hacker also stole information, but was only able to steal one photo as it was the only one there.

    -1 Votes
  • Co
      Nov 07, 2012

    This is to inform general public, and especially urljet staff, that Mr Alan James Watson, aka Big Al, aka De Master Yoda, has been under the investigation of relevant authorities in at least 4 countries: Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada, for allegedly being a member of child porn ring. Other of his criminal activities are unknown to us at this point in time, but further investigation will reveal more, we suspect. All individuals in touch with Mr Watson are adviced to be very careful. He is extremely dangerous. We suspect that he carries a concealed weapons when not at home. Anyone with any info on his illegal and criminal activities is adviced to contact the nearest police station. Do not, under any circumstances, make any attempt to apprehend mr Watson by yourself.

    +1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    The false post by the so called "Col. James Z. Fosset" is typical of the lies that the impostor has been posting.

    The impostor really gets upset when I manage to close down some of the scam websites that he makes, and so he resorts to blatant lies and derogatory comments like this. The person who is posting as Alan James Watson is Chandra Sekhar Sathyadas who is an IT engineer for the Kerala public works department.

    I call on urljet.com to take action against this guy and remove the stolen photograph of me that he is using to defame me on Juot .net.
    Anyone of normal intelligence can now see what this hacker is capable of.

    -2 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    @creamskirt. Thank you for your post. I will answer your questions t the besat of my ability.

    The latest post by the so called Col. James Z. Fosset shows more than I could ever describe how I am being harassed. The post is totally false and provides no proof as there is none to prove any of this fake post.

    The hacker placed a Keylogger on my pc that got past my AV programs at the time.
    I have other photos in the set, but there was only one that I had put on my PC, so the hacker could only steal the one. He did however steal other data.

    Yes, hackers usually go after things that can make them money. But some do it for information that they can use for other purposes.

    So the answer to your question of why the hacker only stole one photo is that only one was stored on my PC as far as I can recall.

    -3 Votes
  • Co
      Nov 08, 2012

    Mr Watson,

    There is no negotiations with THE LAW. Being apprehended so many times for good reasons, you should know that. You can run (barely, at your age), but you can't hide. Can you explain to the good people of this board, what have you been doing with young boys far below the age of consent? We WILL track you down, and we WILL apprehend you, don't worry about that.

    +1 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 08, 2012

    This is where to find that photo our CP crank is complaining about: http://roninclean.blogspot.com/

    And the photo itself is attached below:

    -1 Votes
  •   Nov 08, 2012

    To "Victim of a host company": your problems sound bigger than just the urljet policies. As suggested, you should file a DMCA request if you want your picture removed. urljet has no way of knowing who is who in this situation otherwise. Surely you see how anyone could come along and make any kind of claim about someone, as is being done above about you.

    0 Votes
  •   Nov 08, 2012

    Is the the photo in question?

    +1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    @creamskirt. I have sent a DMCA report to both urljet.com and Juot.net. The blog that is mentioned where I take it you got the photo from, was taken over by the hacker (remember I said that he had stolen other things) He stole the password to my blog and altered the comments and also posted the photo on there. The comments on there and the photo are NOT authorized nor posted by me.

    I have NEVER posted the photo on the internet and I have NEVER given anyone permission to use it, I would appreciate you removing my illegally obtained photo as no one has my permission to use it.
    As my original post and subsequent ones are concerned about the illegal use of my Photograph, I am surprised to see you use it without my permission. Please remove it, thank you.

    -1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    The poster Col. James Z. Fosset cannot be found with a google search, as he is a made up name.

    He seems to be saying that a person called Alan James Watson is guilty of totally unsubstantiated "crimes"
    As my name is NOT Alan James Watson and I have NEVER used that name anywhere on the internet, he seems to be in need of some professional help for his delusions. The only persons who have used that name as far as I am aware, are people who actually own that name and Chandra Sekhar Sathyadas who uses it a lot, along with MY illegally obtained photograph.

    Col. James Z. Fosset says=
    "Mr Watson,
    There is no negotiations with THE LAW." Is he breaking the law, by now impersonating a lawyer?

    -3 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 08, 2012

    Dear victim of a hosting company, you need to remove that photo from imageshack as well.

    It can be found at http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/24/bigal1uj3.jpg - whoever uploaded that image to imageshack did so after accepting their terms, which gives them the absolute permission to distribute it to whoever has the link to it.

    Send a DMCA request to imageshack, and don't go diddling little kiddies or sharing their pictures in future.

    -2 Votes
  • Bi
      Nov 08, 2012

    Hello, I am Joe the Admin of the forum the original poster is complaining about. He uses the name Alan James Watson but he admits this is a fake name he uses to hide his real identity- basically he wants to remain anonymous. This has been going on over 5 years. I tell him each time he can file a valid DMCA complaint and I will remove the image. URLJet told him the same thing. However for DMCA to be valid the copyright holder must sign the complaint, affirm they are the true copyright holder, and provide an address as well. "Alan James Watson" - a known fake name cannot make a valid DMCA complaint. Anonymous users do not get to dictate what pictures may or may nor be online. Also Alan James Watson originally denied this photo was of him. He changed his story after he was banned from my site- not I am sure he is complaining just to "get back" at me for banning him.

    I have no knowledge who posted about child porn charges but I seriously doubt that to be true. To me "Alan James Watson" AKA Big Al is a want-to-be internet vigilante, possible troll or loon, but I have no reason to suspect he has anything to do with child porn. I find that post in poor taste.

    +2 Votes
  • Bi
      Nov 08, 2012

    Big AL has threatened my family in a recent email to me- he has found names of close family members of mine. He is an Internet Stalker and I encourage NO ONE to email him, talk to him, or have any communication with him. I first talked to Big Al hoping I could help him but he has turned on me like he will you. Do not make the same mistakes I made- avoid the man known as Big Al at all costs.

    +2 Votes
  •   Nov 08, 2012

    That's unfortunate. The man's story is a little strange (hackers stole his picture? I don't think so) I did some research and found a blog he writes: http://cashbaiting-darkarts-volksanctum.blogspot.com/
    Definitely something more going on with him, he seems to have some serious problems. That blog is full of weird and unpleasant stuff, including some about urljet, so it's definitely the same guy.

    +2 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 08, 2012

    It is true they told me to file a proper DMCA complaint, request, but I haven't done that, nor will I. I just want people to do what I say. Just do it! I don't need to go through proper channels. DO WHAT I SAY NOW!!!1!!1!

    +1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    @BirdOPrey5. Again you post lies. I am NOT Alan James Watson as I have told you many times.

    I have NEVER threatened you. The names I gave you are on the internet in public and I never threatened you with them.

    I did mention that my oipinion is that you may be in violation of the safe harbour rules and could lose any protection against law suits. As you have been officially notified that the photo is mine and is being used without my permission and you have acknowledged receiving that notification.

    " I first talked to Big Al hoping I could help him but he has turned on me like he will you. "
    More lies from Joe. Many times I have asked to talk to you to settle this matter but you refused.

    Lets look at A THREAT that you issued to me here is a copy of YOUR threat!
    "You [censored] with my family Al and your info goes VIRAL. " I never threatened your family I did mention a few names .

    I have made a copy of your threat for the future.

    -1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    @ creamskirt. The blog you mention was not set up by me, nor have I ever posted on it.
    .
    You do seem keen to post first my photo and then a link to one of the blogs that are impersonating me. Why is this I wonder?

    -2 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    "Hello, I am Joe the Admin of the forum the original poster is complaining about. He uses the name Alan James Watson but he admits this is a fake name he uses to hide his real identity"

    Yet ANOTHER lie from Joe Di Biasi who seems keen to post what he says is my name so I will post his. I have never used that name. I have used Alan James but I have NEVER used Alan James Watson.

    As the admn on juot.net, Joe KNOWS who the person is who is posting as Alan James Watson and he has access to his IP that goes back to India, Mine goes back to Australia. The person posting as Alan James Watson on juot is Chandra Sekhar Sathyadas who is an IT engineer for the Kerala public works department. Joe KNOWS this, so why the lies Joe?

    Joe why are you AGAIN lying to people, as a staff member on Vbullettin this is a most unprofessional thing to do. and reflects badly on Vbulletin as they pay you to do the right thing.

    -1 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 08, 2012

    OMG! A black man is using my photo on the internet!!
    Thank you all for your posts they are appreciated. The photograph in question was stolen from my PC by a hacker, I HAVE NEVER POSTED IT ON THE INTERNET. I have removed two Keyloggers from my PC. Over five years ago I exposed some scammers and hackers and so they are mounting a smear campaign and impersonating me on various sites and blogs.

    The Photo is used on 419eater.net and is displayed along with an address. I have asked the owner to remove it but he refuses. I supplied a link to Godaddy.

    The TOS of Godaddy clearly states that Impersonation is against their Acceptable use policy. Yet they are allowing one of their clients to abuse their TOS and will not enforce their own rules.

    The group that is impersonating me want my other personal details to further harass me, if I do a DMCA report my details will be forwarded to the hackers by DMCA, and so will put my family and myself in danger, this is unacceptable. I have explained this to the host.

    The main imposter is a black Indian guy, He is an IT enginer for the Pubic works department in Indiana, (I have many of his IP.s that he has used to impersonate me) yet he is using my "White" photo as his own. A simple check of my IP (from Australia) and the imposters from India will easily show the truth. How does a black guy dare use my white photo as his own?

    I have tried to keep this short and to the point, I have a lot more information that I can share with Godaddy, but they stopped responding to me and blocked my IP, so I have no other recourse than to bring things out into the open to obtain some action.

    -1 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 08, 2012

    Hey victim,

    What are you really objecting to here: use of your photo, or the made up name of Alan James Watson, or the address of
    2 speckled cct, Springfield Lakes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    that is posted under that picture? Make up your mind.

    -1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    Soyl maybe it is this address that is of concern. TC- 30/1759-6 KARUNA BHAGAT SINGH ROAD PETTAH THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

    Kerala India.


    It is amusing to see you stick to the posting of an address that has no relationship to me.

    It cannot be much fun though for the innocent guy whose name and address you so freely post all over the internet.

    0 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 08, 2012

    Joe posts this. " I first talked to Big Al hoping I could help him " Yet every time I try to talk to Joe he will not discuss things with me.

    Ok Joe I am calling you out on this. here is an offer for you. You do the right thing and permanently remove the photograph of me and the derogatory posts, and in return I will remove my comments and posts about you and Juot.net and then we can leave each other alone.

    You stated that you wanted to talk to me to help me, well here is your chance to back up what you say. or are you going to ignore this and prove that you are not sincere in what you say?

    Lets see if we can at least deal with this in a sensible manner.

    -2 Votes
  •   Nov 09, 2012

    Victim, why do you deny ownership of that blog which is obviously yours? If your allegations about that picture are true, file the DMCA request of shut up about it. Those are your choices as I see them.

    -1 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 09, 2012

    Hey victim -

    Just found this page : http://encyclopediadramatica.se/Big_Al at the encyclopedia dramatica site. It seems to be an accurate description of what you are doing with this complaint.

    Would you care to explain about your campaign against the web forums that are forced to deny you membership?

    +2 Votes
  • Bi
      Nov 09, 2012

    Big Al,

    I may be willing to remove the picture but now you want derogatory posts removed too- the problem is you consider every post derogatory.

    I may be open to removing the image only if you would agree to drop this, and never post about nor attempt to contact me or my family again. This includes on all websites and real life.

    +2 Votes
  •   Nov 09, 2012

    As this is a complaints board, maybe Victim will open up a new ticket.

    +1 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 10, 2012

    Joe, I am willing to discuss things with you as I always have been, but you have sent me an email requesting that I do not contact you via email.

    Please contact me again removing this request so we can talk.

    I am open to agreeing not to contact you again, with the proviso that you permanently remove my image and stop your website from being used to harass, stalk and defame me.
    The derogatory posts are easily seen by any reasonable person and so can easily be identified. The links to blogs and sites that have been set up solely to defame me must also be removed.

    If you permanently stop your site from being used to harass me, then I have no interest in you or your site. And I am quite happy not to contact you again.

    0 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 10, 2012

    Joe, I am willing to discuss things with you as I always have, however you have sent me an email requesting that I do not contact you via email.

    Please contact me again, removing this request so we can discuss things.

    The derogatory posts are easily identified as are the links to the blogs, twitter and other places that have been set up solely to harass and defame me.

    If you permanently remove the photo, and the links and blatantly obvious insulting and defamatory posts, then I an quite happy never to contact you again.
    If you do the right thing and stop allowing your website to be used to stalk, harass and defame me, then I have no interest in you or your website. Unless you allow it to be used to defame me again.

    -2 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 11, 2012

    Joe, I have sent two replies to your comment, but they have not appeared as yet. I have asked that you give me permission to email you so we can discuss this matter.

    You seem upset that I have certain information, now that tbakl hacker has posted where it came from on AMB I can elaborate.

    Want to know who tbakl hacker is? Check his profile for the lead. As Soyl has admitted to having mental problems he sometimes makes silly mistakes.

    You can ask soyl about his alias of Roland Spxxx with whom I had a lot of skype conversations and he gave me lots of information. All this goes back to you allowing him to make a fool of us both for his own amusement.

    Consider all the posts and information that has been exposed, just because he is stabbing you in the back and making a mockery of your trust. But that is the nature of the beast. Hackers and scammers deceive people, this is how they work.

    -2 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 11, 2012

    Summary:

    Alan James Watson
    2, Speckled cct.,
    Springfield Lakes,
    Brisbane,
    Queensland,
    Australia

    is a real person. He has an account at the Whirlpool forums.

    Five years ago, many accounts operated by the evil Soyl hacked victim's computer, extracted victim's photo (but not his real name or address) and started posting everywhere attaching the above address to victim's photo.

    I am amazed that the innocent person, member of whirlpool forums, has not ONCE shown up anywhere to protest all the abuse being heaped on his name (albeit with a different person's picture) calling him a lunatic, a dick and a scatterbrain who definitely needs to undergo a dozen courses of ECT.

    Maybe he enjoys all the attention and is laughing, reading up all these exchanges even as I type.

    0 Votes
  • Bi
      Nov 12, 2012

    You have lost your right to email me.

    The only thing I would consider removing is the image. Links to blogs and posts you find objectionable are off the table because you can't even claim copyright over these things, only, possibly, the image.

    +2 Votes
  •   Nov 12, 2012

    Seems the only thing he can claim ownership over is some serious butthurt and a sandy vagina.

    +2 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 12, 2012

    Chandra Sekhar Sathyadas, aka Soyl, posts as Alan James Watson the comment below.

    "Summary:

    Alan James Watson
    xxxxxxxx
    Brisbane,
    Queensland,
    Australia

    is a real person. He has an account at the Whirlpool forums.

    Five years ago, many accounts operated by the evil Soyl hacked victim's computer, extracted victim's photo (but not his real name or address) and started posting everywhere attaching the above address to victim's photo.

    I am amazed that the innocent person, member of whirlpool forums, has not ONCE shown up anywhere to protest all the abuse being heaped on his name (albeit with a different person's picture) calling him a lunatic, a dick and a scatterbrain who definitely needs to undergo a dozen courses of ECT.

    Maybe he enjoys all the attention and is laughing, reading up all these exchanges even as I type.

    Chandra Sekhar Sathyadas is admitting that he hacked my PC and stole my photograph. And started to post MY photograph along with another's name. Yes the real AJW is or was on whilrlpool, but it is NOT me. I have NEVER posted as AJW.

    Chandra is now backing backing up everything I am claiming.

    0 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 12, 2012

    Joe posts- "You have lost your right to email me.

    The only thing I would consider removing is the image. Links to blogs and posts you find objectionable are off the table because you can't even claim copyright over these things, only, possibly, the image."

    The so called right to email you is of no consequence, it just denies you being able to obtain information quicker. Your loss.

    No Joe, Not "only possibly the image" Most certainly, I have proved my copyright over the image that Chandra stated he stole from my pc (see his post where he admits it) By his post publicly ADMITTING he stole it, any possible legal reason for not removing it you thought you had, is gone.

    Joe I have proved that the copyright is mine as both the subject and the photographer, Chandra has admitted he stole it and is using it without my permission.

    I again officially request that you remove it, as it is obviously not Chandras property and he has NO Right to the use of it.

    As you see fit to allow it to be used, despite official notification that I am the copyright holder, It would be prudent for me to contact the "safe Harbour" regulators for advice.

    It is up to you what actions you take in any given situation, however, I will carry on defending myself for as long as it takes.

    Your illegal threats will not deter me.

    -2 Votes
  • Al
      Nov 12, 2012

    You haven't ONCE issued a valid DMCA request, so you have no legal grounds to stand on.

    0 Votes
  •   Nov 12, 2012

    Has he issued a YMCA request though?

    +2 Votes
  • Vi
      Nov 12, 2012

    " Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protects online service providers (OSPs) from liability for information posted or transmitted by subscribers if they quickly remove or disable access to material identified in a copyright holder's complaint."

    "if they quickly remove or disable access to material identified in a copyright holder's complaint."

    http://chillingeffects.org/dmca512c/

    I am the copyright holder and I have complained about the use of my illegally obtained photograph that was stolen from my computer and is being used without my permission. And I have given adequate notification the the owner of the website. juot.net

    Dated Tuesday, November 13th, 2012.

    -1 Votes

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