While I was not close to the founder of MediaLayer, Gupreet Virdi, I was always very familiar with their name and their services. For the past 7 years MediaLayer has been competition for my company’s premium offerings and they’ve always done an excellent job of maintaining their reputation. The owner has always taken care of customers first and made speed and reliability priorities. It is unfortunate that Gupreet passed away unexpectedly and the industry as a whole will miss him as well as his company.
As I am sure many of you know, stealing another individual or business’ copyrighted intellectual property is theft with damages up to $150,000 per incident. To fight online piracy of intellectual property the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA for short, was signed into law on October 28, 1998 by President Bill Clinton. The DMCA outlines methods for reporting copyright infringement such as “DMCA Notifications” as well as what those methods must contain:
Update 02/17/12 at 10:42 PM EST
We’ve worked all of the issues we faced out with Admod/EzeeLogin. I’m going to leave this post live as a reminder for Admod/EzeeLogin and other companies who read this post to be as open and transparent about their actions that affect customers as possible. Had Admod/EzeeLogin gotten in touch with us, and their other customers, and explained the change-over and how it does or does not affect them – this entire post could have been avoided. On another note, had Admod /EzeeLogin responded to our ticket quickly – this post would have been avoided. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns – feel free to make them known in the comments.
It was just two weeks ago when I brought to light that the provider “Coomme Hosting” was using our design illegally and today I find another provider about to use our design, again, illegally. While it is flattering that our design is so good that everybody else is deciding to use it without permission, it is very depressing that these “providers” would sink to the level of blatantly stealing a design rather than creating their own or having one created for them.
At MDDHosting we have worked hard over the years to build our reputation and we always put quality of service and support above appearances. We eventually, after over 3 years in business, hired a designer to professionally create a new design for us. The design itself was very expensive and was created by vReplay.com over the course of several months.
Recently an individual associated with the domain “xthosts.com” decided to rip a copy of our design and make it available for public download. While they haven’t realistically done anything that anybody with basic skills couldn’t do if they spent some time doing it, they did make our copyrighted intellectual property illegally available to others in a fashion which proliferates the illegal use of our design. Continue reading
It’s no surprise that there are hundreds, if not thousands of new hosting providers that are started every day as there is simply little to no barrier to entry. Anybody who has $5 to $15 can sign up for a reseller account and be their very own hosting company within minutes and this has some very unfortunate side-effects for the industry as a whole.
Let me start by saying that R1Soft, when it works, is an excellent solution that has on a few occasions saved us from partial or complete data loss in the event of an unexpected hardware failure or other unexpected data issue. That is about the extent of what I have to say good about R1Soft which is extremely unfortunate.
Comcast Bill showing $50 "Unbilled Activity"
Let me first begin by saying that I’ve had Comcast Internet and Television service for well over 4 years and for the most part I’ve been satisfied with the service itself. I’ve rarely had to use customer service as generally I’ve not had issues with any of my services and when I did for the most part Comcast fixed those issues in a timely fashion. I’m not entirely sure what has changed over the last year or so, but things have gone seriously down hill when it comes to customer service. I’m going to do my absolute best to detail exactly what happened, how it happened, and why it happened so that you can hopefully make an informed decision as to whether you wish to go with Comcast, to continue your existing Comcast service, or to shift to/choose another provider.
On September 27th, 2010 my wife and I moved in to our new apartment a couple of minutes away from our old apartment and we had previously called to schedule Comcast to come out and perform a transfer of service to get our DVR Box and our Cable box online in our new apartment. Comcast came out and performed the transfer of service free of charge and since we were moving into a larger apartment we opted to go ahead and get another digital box for one of our bedrooms while we were at it. The technician that came out explained to me that this was his first installation where he was on his own and apologized ahead of time if it took longer than we expected. I told the technician that I understood and that it wasn’t an issue. Continue reading
For over three years my company has always leased its hardware from the facility in which our services were located. For a long time we felt that it was better to pay a little more over time for the hardware in exchange for not having to make the large initial investment, not having to recycle old hardware when we upgrade, and not having to cover the parts and labor for replacing failed hardware.
Sometimes you just have to vent, and this is one such situation. We recently had a customer who decided to make some derogatory posts on our forums accusing us of “pissing somebody off” resulting in us being a “target of DDoS attacks” when in reality it was simply a client we were hosting that was the target of the attacks. One of the downsides of DDoS attacks is that they’re a carpet bomb and they affect all sites on the server, and not just the intended target.
MDDHosting – Abuse on Forums
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Creation Date: 09/26/2010 20:28
Last Reply: 09/26/2010 22:47