Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday Two Questions Meme - Plagiarism
Those of you who were around during the Today.com days know that my work on the apoetsview blog was scraped and plagiarized. I was successful in having the site that stole my work taken down, though it took many months of hard work and frustration.
I also had poetry stolen and entered in a contest on poetry.com. I also spent quite a while dealing with that and had it taken down.
Well, it's the internet so yet again I found that an article I wrote on my new blog, Collectibles Mercantile was scraped, stolen and appears on some site called e-shout.com. The worst part is that they actually have the html code for that page and a box where people can copy and paste the article along with all of my photos and use it as their own work.
Of course I was furious but quickly remembered the frustration and stress it caused me the last couple of times this happened. I am not going to do anything about it. All I have to say is I feel sorry for people who do not have the intelligence to write their own articles. I think I should feel flattered that they thought enough of mine to steal the contents and photos. In closing all I can say is KARMA - what goes around comes around.
My two questions this week are:
1. Have you ever had your work stolen whether it be writing or otherwise?
2. If you have, what did you do about it?
Also, I will be announcing the winner of my giveaway next Thursday on this meme. Thanks for following.
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