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Dear Visitors,

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  In the world of Bali Hardwood Homes (the Bali Wood "World" which is the center of Prefab Housing fabrication in Indonesia where it all happens), there are a  number of knock-off companies that feel that our designs are the ones to imitate.  Of course, buyers should be aware that copying the external appearance of a design does not mean that someone who lacks formal engineering training would properly copy the important details such as the structural connections, beam sizing and truss design (in particular for hurricane prone areas).  Our web site is frequently targeted by newcomers who ruthlessly copy text and/or copy copyrighted pictures from our web site as to use them in their own web site.  

In addition our innovative web site and prefab building ideas are frequently taken advantage of and employed by others to imitate us. So be it, we feel flattered at least and we apologize for the fact that you may consider us a bit protective (for a good reason, we guess).

However, If you wish to copy text, a picture or a plan from our web site solely for private purposes, please do so.

You may have a look at the list on the bottom of this page to see the offenders. We take plagiarism very seriously. 



Due to constant plagiarism in the past whereas pictures, drawings and text were copied at random from our web site and used without our consent on other web sites we have protected our site as follows:

All pictures and drawings on our web site are copyright protected via a digital hidden watermark using Digimarc Picture Marc technology. We strongly advise not to copy or print any picture and/or drawing. A patented tracking option is embedded in the picture or drawing which will report any copyright infringement to Digimarc's Registry while tracking the e-mail address or URL to which our picture or drawing was downloaded. As such it is a simple procedure to know who copied or printed the picture or drawing without our consent to his/her web site. This will protect us from unauthorized use of our copyrighted pictures and drawings. 

All of our pages are also protected by Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape against web site contents (text) infringement. Plagiarism will be detected by COPYSCAPE and made known to us.      

In the event of plagiarism and depending on the degree of the infringement we will implement one or both of the actions described in the bullet points below:   

bulletWe will send a formal 'Cease and Desist' letter notifying the offending party that they must remove the stolen content from their web site. In the event that this does not solve the problem we will 
bulletFile a notice of Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement with search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, Hotbot, etc.  If our infringement report is found to be legitimate the offending web site will be removed and permanently banned from the search engines.

If you need proof of infringement, you may use the Internet Archive to verify that the contents appeared on our web site at an earlier date than it appeared on the offending web site.

Below an overview of copyright infringements since the first launching of our web site 



Copied text and/or picture(s) removed by offender after action was taken by us.

Number of copies of text, pictures and/or plans from our Prefab house pages or part thereof found as per last modified date:  29 28 (1)
Number of copies of text, pictures and/or plans from our Gazebos page or part thereof found as per last modified date: 46 45 (1)
(1) One offender who did not comply with our request to remove our contents from their web site was immediately removed from the Google and Yahoo search engines based on proven plagiarism.

Offending sites:

This offender has meanwhile launched a completely new web site. No copies from our web site further appear

This offender has removed the pictures which were copied from our web site without our consent.

This offender has copied a large amount of text taken from our gazebo page without our  permission. Not willing to delete. As a result their web site will soon be banned from all search engines very soon.

This offender has copied a large amount of text taken from our gazebo page without our  permission. Not willing to delete. As a result their web site will soon be banned from all search engines very soon.


As you may have understood we take plagiarism very, very serious. Don't let your URL appear in the box above.

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