If you only see the results in this column, its because you've already
voted. Unlike the faux-voting on the Cyber Diver websites, this system
will only allow you to vote once.
Cyber Diver News Network is a known hate website that claims
to deliver "world scuba news worth knowing".
In truth is they are copyright infringers, which means they literally
steal other's material without the author's permission. Many
authors and artists
have been violated. CDNN steals images from photographer websites,
removes the copyright notices, and uses them for headlines
news articles. The news they claim to author is content that
was lifted from genuine news distributor web sites. A simple
google search reveals where
the news originates from. Articles that have been stolen from
other websites and posted as "Powered by CDNN".
CDNN is a:
Thief of scuba photographs
Thief of diving industry news
Hate site developer
CDNN does not have a valid address
CDNN adds your email to spam harvesting software
CDNN hides behind the internet
CDNN has been closed down legally several times
We have yet to find anyone who has ever received a
newsletter from the HUGE distribution list they claim to have, yet
they claim their newsletter are more popular than all others combined.
NEW! WE WILL BE POSTING FIRST HAND EXAMPLES HERE:
WHO IS CYBER DIVER NEWS NETWORK?
James Christopher Hart
CDNN.info and other cyberdiver
websites are run by one guy who's got a bug up his ass
about the dive industry. He tried to start a company named
UES in Washington state by applying for a business licence
but the permit was closed due to no activity. The address
used for this was the Alki Avenue is the same one he used on
some of his old domain name registrations. The address is a
PO Box not a office. A permit was required to open
the bank account at Bank of America in
he uses to extort money from the dive industry. Later he tried
this name as UES Global Publishing to
make himself look like a legetimate publishing company. VIEW
PERMIT / VIEW
A huge THANK YOU to the individual that has sent us this information!
Please keep it coming
More information click here>>.
Is the Marine Safety Group affiliated
with Cyber Diver? Check this out! Lots of new connections to the Marine
not run by the same people - Read on!
Another forum website has been brought to our attention. They are known
spammers on many other forums, boards and membership websites.
The guy who signs up presents himself as a female named "idivechick",
also uses the name "Sarah". This person has been banned from
most the reputable forums he has spammed, but you'll still see
the name pop up in others. Just like CDNN the sponsor ads on the
website are fake. The small sponsor ads listed there were stolen
forum. The owner of this site had made the same efforts to block
his identity as CDNN and promotes himself as some kind of marketing
CDNN SPAMMERS EXPOSED!!!
CDNN is a well known spammer in the diving
industry. They won't admit it and attempt to hide it. This is how
they make their money. When and if you subscribe to CDNN or any of
their network of sites, your email address is registered immediately
with spam harvesting software that distributes your email around the
internet to other spammers.
CDNN THIEVES EXPOSED!!!
Its incredibly sad that we have to write
this page to warn divers who stumble across
the CDNN websites of what they are actually
reading. One group of individuals has filed
dozens of complaints about inaccurate facts,
false accusations, blatant lies, not to
mention dozens and dozens of stolen images that
appear on their web pages.
you have images on your site digitally
watermark them today as we are now doing
with all of ours protect yourselves from CDNN
Other direct links to people who have the gutts
to expose CDNN or express opinion
http://diverlink.com/boycott.htm#Cyberdiver.net - no longer online
more links coming soon!
more stolen content
CDNN ScubaPoll.com RANKINGS
The CDNN website ScubaPoll.com posts lists of dive
operators, liveaboards, travel specialists,
photographers and other industry products
and services. They claim the
rankings are the result of votes by their "more than 114,000 dive
consumers worldwide" - and makes it appear as though
you have the opportunity to cast your vote.
Only several years ago they
claimed a quarter million consumers. Have they lost half their
audience? If you've ever tried to vote, you
would discover that they harvest your email address
AND your vote never counts! What's posted
online is nothing more than a list
of those who have PAID to be at the top.
At the bottom of the list are the victims
of their hate; advertisers who cancel their
contracts with CDNN, photographers who have
contacted them about copyright infringement,
and dive operators and liveaboards who refuse
to be blackmailed by CDNN. Try voting! You
will find out that it will make little
if any difference because the rankings are
fixed. They control the results no matter how
many times you vote!! CDNN are fixers liars
and cheats. CDNN claims to be the site you
can trust for news, how many thieves and
liars do you trust?
Additionally, you can track the history of this fixed ranking system
by using services such a web.archive.org. You'll find that the rankings
haven't changed much since the first day these
pages went online.
What can you do to help? For a start, delete CDNN from your favourites
list and read a scuba news site that posts legitimate and original
news, not stolen news collectively gathered under the CDNN banner.
try Divernet, UnderwaterTimes,
or Divester. Please
note we are do not patrol the credibility of any of these sites.
Make your own judgement. We will not recommend any website
that uses CDNN content.
CDNN offers an RSS feed. DO NOT USE IT. It helps to promote them in
the search engines. DO NOT LINK TO any of their
Watch for blogs and forums where CDNN and others attempt to promote
the web sites. Be sure to add your comments
and link to this site.
People are listening to the victims of CDNN on forums and are circulating
emails about CDNN's disgusting and illegal activity. You can help by
writing to the key figures and organisation's in the industry. Many
emails are already being circulated in an effort to encourage the boycott
Statement by Peter Hess, US attorney: "The CDNN website is out of control. This is outright Internet libel. However, CDNN is financed by its advertisers. Why not start a boycott of everyone who pays money to these bastards? The dive conference season is upon us. How do you think the folks manning the various booths--travel destinations, equipment manufacturers, etc.--will react if a couple of dozen furious divers inform them that they will not purchase their gear or book a trip to their resort because they support an anti-wreck diving website? I predict that CDNN's revenue will evaporate very quickly. Money talks."
Join the anti-CDNN alliance and boycott the CDNN sponsors. Do not book with these operators. The current list of sponsors to date are:
- Action Divers operating in the waters of Puerto Galera
- Dive VIP, Puerto Galera's dive operator in the Philippines
- SS Thorfinn dive charter in Truk Lagoon.
- Subway Water Sports, Roatan Island in Honduras
- Tropical Beach Resort, Honduras, Caribbean
Past sponsors who no longer support Cyber Diver News Network are:
- Cuan Law in the Caribbean / British Virgin Islands & Lammer
Law in Galapagos (note from the owner)
- Island Dreams Travel - Stopped advertising and
has been labeled as a spammer, when it was
CDNN who was doing the spamming, not Island
- Manthiri - Stopped advertising which resulted in
domain hijacking and extortion
- SUUNTO - Never was a paid advertiser. They didn't
even know CDNN had these ads on the site
- Current movie ads displayed on the CDNN site is
NOT a paid advertiser.
Please circulate these listed sponsors in an effort to boycott them and be sure to tell them why they should not be paying the wages of thieves next time you see these operators in a booth at a dive show. Currently a large group of people are talking Peter Hess's advice and are intent on making this happen. You can also email these operators and inform them. Please help! The more people that help, the stronger the alliance becomes. Good luck.
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