In an ironic twist, the U.S. Copyright Group (USCG) have blatantly copied the website of a competitor without permission. The lawyer group recently sued thousands of BitTorrent users who allegedly file-shared motion pictures belonging to their clients, including the Oscar-winning Hurt Locker.
“After grabbing their screenshots, and source code, TorrentFreak contacted the Copyright Enforcement Group, to let them know that their settlements site had been ripped off by the competition. CEG promptly replied “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. That they had never authorized anyone to use their site’s code, and that USCG and Dunlap, Grubb &Weaver would receiving a cease and desist from Copyright Enforcement Group.”
It didn’t take long for the doppelganger-site to begin a quick metamorphosis into a completely different, bare-bones replacement page. Needless to say, the entire ordeal is pretty embarrassing for the USCG.