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Old 2007-10-17, 09:33 PM   #1
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Please Don't Buy From Digi Wave Technologies (now called HomeVision Technology)

A company called Digi Wave technologies which I have learned has a lot of references around here has been found to be plagiarizing from the site of our OTA Forum moderators information site.

In some cases entire pages were cut and paste onto their site without permission or attribution.

Out of respect for Stampeder, we have banned the company's name from our site by using the censorship option because I do not wish anyone on this site to read about them and would allow them to profit from their stealing.

I encourage members who respect the great things Stampeder has done for OTA in this country and this forum to contact these people and give them hell.
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egistrant:
hongtao Situ
91 Pepperell Crest
Markham, On L3R 3G9
CA

Domain name: D1GIWAVETECHNOLOGIES.COM

Administrative Contact:
situ, hongtao htsitu@yahoo.com
91 Pepperell Crest
Markham, On L3R 3G9
CA
+1.4166187488 Fax: +1.9055137488

Technical Contact:
situ, hongtao htsitu@yahoo.com
91 Pepperell Crest
Markham, On L3R 3G9
CA
+1.4166187488 Fax: +1.9055137488

Registrar of Record: MISK.COM
Record last updated on 2007-Apr-25.
Record expires on 2009-Aug-10.
Record created on 2004-Aug-10.

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.ABAC.COM
EDIT: Please see Post #123 in this thread if you have not already done so.

EDIT September 23rd, 2011

This company is now called HomeVision Technology Inc.
50 Telson Rd. Markham.

It's products are still unwelcome
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Old 2008-11-03, 02:08 PM   #2
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Contact email and phone number from Digi wave.ca

digi wave technologies inc.
190 Don park Rd. #1
markham ON l3r 2v8 Canada

htsitu@hotmail.com
905-513-7488
905-480-3688
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Old 2008-11-03, 02:09 PM   #3
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Is this the same company who sell all those clone antennas?
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Old 2008-11-03, 02:09 PM   #4
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Yes it is
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Old 2008-11-03, 09:44 PM   #5
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So are you going to send them a notice of copyright infringement?
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Old 2008-11-03, 09:45 PM   #6
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I'm disgusted.
Content aside, even the formatting is the same.
I recognized content from 2 other sites.
I'm going to let Daniel T. know that his content is being ripped off too, unless someone else has beat me to it.
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Old 2008-11-04, 09:11 AM   #7
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I had a recent post to respond to another user's crappy experience in their preamp before the name got zapped.

Anyways, please don't buy them...
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Old 2008-11-04, 12:27 PM   #8
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So are you going to send them a notice of copyright infringement?
No, I had left that part of my web site uncopyrighted all along while I was still developing it so this was simply a matter of Internet propriety and plagiarism. Yesterday I asserted copyright on it and applied an open source license to it thusly:
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set forth in the Open Publication License, v1.0 or later. The latest version
is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/.

Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited
without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
So if/when it shows up on another site without the above notice and accreditation to me or in altered form without my consent I will deal with the offender accordingly.

If/when Digital Home's material shows up on another site it will be dealt with by Hugh.
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Old 2008-11-05, 10:04 AM   #9
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I don't want to diverge into legal areas that I know nothing about (and you shouldn't take this as legal advice), but the absence of a copyright notice has absolutely no impact on whether material is protected by copyright in Canada or the United States. Unless explicitly placed in the public domain, the default is that material is protected by copyright and that all rights are reserved by the copyright holder.
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Old 2008-11-05, 11:06 AM   #10
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tha'ts my understanding as well, copyright exists from the moment of creation of the work.

Proving when the work was created becomes the hard and expensive part, the easy way is to mail yourself a letter with the details in it, and *don't open it* when received. The postal mark is proof of date.

(I think this is valid...)
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Old 2008-11-05, 11:10 AM   #11
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Folks, rather than debating copyright, please read post #1. The point is that Digi Wave ripped stampeder off. If that bothers you then let the company know and pass the word around that Digi Wave is a dishonest disreputable company that steals from others.
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Old 2008-11-05, 12:36 PM   #12
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Surprise surprise, a company that makes the bulk of its money selling boxes to steal satellite programming, steals content from the internet! It's hard to believe
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Old 2008-11-05, 01:47 PM   #13
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Sure, my intention isn't to debate copyright - I just wanted Stampeder to know that not having a copyright notice doesn't mean he can't go after these crooks for stealing his work. Nasty business.
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Old 2008-11-16, 09:11 AM   #14
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Thumbs down Well Known Garbage: Youtube DIY Antenna Video


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Old 2008-11-16, 01:03 PM   #15
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Default YouTube video for GH?

Anyone contemplating making a GH build video for YouTube? Contact me please ASAP if you can/will.

If you do, make sure to clearly identify the GPLv3 nature of the plans both visually and in the sound track.

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