Smear Campaign Against IHateWritingEssays: False DMCA Takedown
Using slander as a weapon of retribution against truth has always been easier than coming clean, and sometimes this blade is sharp enough to actually cause damage.
Namely, the IHateWritingEssays.com reviews website has been accused of "stealing" certain screenshots which resulted in the DMCA complaint to Google, demanding that certain pages be removed from the search result.
Most people can't understand the gravity of such situation, as not only the content in question is at stake - slander "smears" the very name of companies. I'm here to shed some light on the matter, and to justify the wrongs made by such implications.
Stating the DMCA notice type, there two copyright claims. The first claim concerns the pictures found on http://www.assignmentreview.com/ (this is a screenshot of https://www.grabmyessay.com/), but the alleged screens are completely different. You can compare them by following the links below.
The second claim involves pictures found on https://simplegrad.com/ and http://essay-writing-service.reviews/ websites, but the alleged screens and the IHateWritingEssays.com one don't add up.
What do we know about http://www.assignmentreview.com/, https://simplegrad.com/ and http://essay-writing-service.reviews/? The first two sites owns https://www.grabmyessay.com/ (here is my research). GrabMyEssay.com is a notorious essay writing company which provides disgusting writing services. I know this firsthand, because I myself was a victim of these nonprofessionals. You can find out more about GrabMyEssay.com in my review.
The latter site http://essay-writing-service.reviews/ owned by https://www.bestessays.com/. BestEssays.com is another ill known company that was caught in papers reselling. You can learn more horrifying facts visiting BestEssays.com page.
The point is that https://www.grabmyessay.com/ and https://www.bestessays.com/ are different companies. Why did the anonym include sites of different companies? I think in order to confuse me and that it was not so obvious who did it.
The only reason why such accusations took place is that these companies were reviewed, tested for quality, and compared to similar sites in the branch - the results, apparently, were not to their liking.
We have to be clear on this point - the alleged screenshots different from the original ones. I can only assume that this was supposed to be a sort of a shakedown, as there's little truth behind such bold accusations.
After the article was published, I received a rebuttal message from SimpleGrad.com. I publish the full text of that letter below:
I've noticed a DMCA Complaint (https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/15501265) written from the name of simplegrad.com. I want to let you know that I've nothing to do with this abuse. It doesn't make any sense for me. Moreover, I've already sent a counter notice stating that simplegrad.com was put there by someone else.
I think it was made by the second party included in this copyright notice and as I see you've already posted your thoughts about it in the blog. I hope for your understanding.
Allegations - true or false?
The spokesmen of IHateWritingEssays.com refute the claims, and rightly so. Not a single screenshot was "stolen" or "borrowed", and not a single false accusation was made by this company.
Honesty is, apparently, not only offends, but provokes certain people into taking extreme measures. IHateWritingEssays.com indeed evaluated the services provided by GrabMyEssay.com and BestEssays.com essay writing services, and the truth is available for all to see online - these statements are backed by facts.
Who did it?
I can only assume that the plaintiffs were the spokesmen at GrabMyEssay.com or BestEssays.com, but the fact that we're not certain what we're dealing with here makes this smear campaign all the more dubious.
Regardless of who started it, this campaign wages war on truth and facts. The intention behind reviewing such companies is simple - we dare to uncover and unveil those who would aspire to rise using malignant, sinister means at the expense of those unbeknown to them.
Make no mistake, this post is not one that is supposed to shield or alleviate the claims against IHateWrittingEssays.com - it's about showing what burden comes to those who know and share the truth.
If our voices are to be snuffed out at the expense of truth, is there any point in speaking out? I asked myself the same question right before I started writing, and i daresay that being truthful might hurt, and, more often than not, you'll be subjected to mistreatment, but it's better than keeping silent and pretending to be blind to whatever comes your way.