Ive been blogging over at Orble.com for about 9 months now. When I originally signed up i intended to write film reviews (Movie Train) and discuss the arts (Artist Quirk) but as i settled into the network i found i often had miscellaneous day-to-day things i wanted to share with the community, so i started another blog (Deep Pencil) where i could talk about my cat, gay rights, science and the environment. It is on Deep Pencil that i will share personal anecdotes or funny YouTube videos, or comment on general news and politics. Due to its broad topic matter this is by far my most popular blog, but it has also been my most controversial.

In recent weeks Deep Pencil has come under a mass of scrutiny and backlash. Orble has a core group of older conservative users who object to queer and pro-choice content. Orble also is unique in the fact that it has only one admin officer, no active moderation, and no rules about conduct in its Terms & Conditions. Once someone takes a disliking to you on Orble they are virtually free to slander you willy nilly without fear of being reprimanded or having their accounts cancelled. With no guidelines for behaviour or consequences for mis-behaviour hostility easily escalates and the site becomes extremely unpleasant.

A post containing libel about other users can sit on homepage, ranked highly in the popular posts list, for half a week with no intervention at all.

A recent post used my display image without permission for the purposes of ridicule.

A complaint to the admin went unnoticed for a substantial amount of time, so i decided to investigate my rights with regards to Copyright Infringement.

My display pic is a photo of me which i took myself so i own the Copyright.

Step 1 - go to www.geektools.com/whois.php to find out who owns the website which is responsibe for the Copyright Infringement

In the case of Orble the information comes up as:

Registrant: on topic media

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com/)
Domain Name: ORBLE.COM

Domain servers in listed order: NS00.NS0.COM NS1.QUICKSERVE.COM

Step 2 - find the "complete domain details" by clicking on the above link

In the case of Orble the information comes up as:

Registrant: on topic media 7/356 West Coast Hwy Perth, - 6019 Australia

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com/)

Domain Name: ORBLE.COM

Created on: 06-Aug-04

Expires on: 06-Aug-09

Last Updated on: 24-Jul-08

Administrative Contact: Deutscher, Jonathan jon@ipdb.net on topic media 7/356 West Coast Hwy Perth, - 6019 Australia +1.9737362545 Fax -- +1.9737362545

Technical Contact: Deutscher, Jonathan jon@ipdb.net on topic media 7/356 West Coast Hwy Perth, - 6019 Australia +1.9737362545 Fax -- +1.9737362545

Step 3 - find the IP address using cmd.exe on your computer

Start > Run > type "cmd" > OK > type "tracert www.orble.com" > Enter

Step 4 - Use Arin (http://ws.arin.net/whois/) to find the Web Host with the IP address
In the case of Orble type "" into the search field and get the following results:
OrgName: pair Networks
Address: 2403 Sidney St
Address: Suite 510
City: Pittsburgh
StateProv: PA
PostalCode: 15232
Country: US
NetRange: -
NetHandle: NET-66-39-0-0-1
Parent: NET-66-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.PAIR.COM
NameServer: NS0.NS0.COM
RegDate: 2000-10-27
Updated: 2004-02-02
RTechHandle: KM383-ARINR
TechName: Martin, Kevin J.R
TechPhone: +1-412-381-7247R
TechEmail: sigma@smx.pair.com
OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE848-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Handling
OrgAbusePhone: +1-412-381-7247
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@pair.com
OrgTechHandle: KM383-ARIN
OrgTechName: Martin, Kevin J.
OrgTechPhone: +1-412-381-7247
OrgTechEmail: sigma@smx.pair.com
Step 5 - Use the "Abuse Email" address to lodge a complaint to the Web Host about Copyright Infringement
** my complaint with Orble was resolved before I needed to use this information, but if you experience Copyright Infringement on Orble and your complaint is ignored it is good to know there are other avenues for seeking action

Morgan Bell is a young Australian woman who is currently working as a professional freelance journalist.

Morgan was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1981.

She attended primary school in the regional areas of New South Wales including the Northern Rivers and South Coast, and she lived in Newcastle during her high school years.

Morgan is university educated in engineering, town planning and literature and has lived in various sharehouses and apartments with a colourful array of friends, strangers and landlords since moving to Sydney in 2000.

Morgan is passionate about gay rights and has her finger on the pulse of issues affecting the queer community in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.

Morgan enjoys socialising on the Oxford St scene and spent many years living in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills and maintaining a diverse network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and transgendered friends.

Morgan enjoys the visual and performing arts and can often be found at a stage show, cinema, gallery, or drag routine, she enjoys independant music and film, contemporary dance, musical theatre and dining out at cafes and restaurants in the city.

Morgan is a self-professed feminist and nerd and enjoys writing about developments in science, IT and communications, and the role of women in engineering and other non-traditional vocations and fields.

Welcome to my new blog!

Boxing Queens is the writing project of Morgan Bell . . . im not sure where its heading, but its got to be some place better than here!