Plagiarised Content on Railpage – An Open Letter to Michael Greenhill, the Lead Developer and Owner of Railpage

To Michael Greenhill, the lead developer and owner of Railpage,

As attempts by reasonable means including email you and commenting on your Facebook page has received no replies from you at all, with comments made by RailTravel Station on Railpage’s Facebook page regularly removed a few minutes after posting them, I am posting the email that I have sent you to be made known to the public here online that Railpage is a “site” that only copies articles conveniently that hardworking writers have put together for their own websites, for the purpose of writing for their website.

Copying and pasting my articles onto your website is an infringement of the paragraph as stated on the home page of RailTravel Station which states “RailTravel Station claims all rights to pictures and information produced by RailTravel Station. Copying the pictures to public Facebook pages, websites, Wikipedia or any other mass-media platform without credit is strictly forbidden.”.

Copying and pasting my articles is also an infringement of Railpage’s own Terms of Use as stated on the Terms of Use page of Railpage at https://www.railpage.com.au/static-tos.htm point 2.1 (a) and (d) which states that:
2 Prohibited activities
2.1 You must not:
(a) use Railpage Australia or the Services for any activities or post or transmit to or via Railpage Australia or the Services any information or materials which breach any laws or regulations, infringe a third party’s rights, or are contrary to any relevant standards or codes, or use Railpage Australia or the Services to advocate, aid or abet, counsel, incite or instruct another person to breach any laws or regulations or infringe a third party’s rights;
(d) use another’s name, username or password, or in any other way attempt to impersonate another person ;

As such, your acts of copying and pasting articles is a serious and obvious violation of RailTravel Station (the third party) rules and your own rules.

You are hereby ordered to cease all copying of content originally created by RailTravel Station to any part of Railpage or any other website immediately and from here on.

You are also hereby ordered to remove all existing content originally created by RailTravel Station including but not limited to articles and images originally created by RailTravel Station from all parts of Railpage.

Should all content originally created by RailTravel Station and found on any parts of Railpage is not removed by 15 October, 2359hrs (GMT+8), RailTravel Station may commence legal action against you and/or Railpage for copyright infringement, or other potential alternative form(s) of resolution.

Please send me, RailTravel Station, a response when all content originally created by RailTravel Station and found on any parts of Railpage are removed from Railpage.

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One thought on “Plagiarised Content on Railpage – An Open Letter to Michael Greenhill, the Lead Developer and Owner of Railpage

  1. Simon Wijnakker says:

    good to read – we at Railcolornews.com have the same issue, more and more articles are being copied and images are being deeplinked on Railpage.

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