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  1. mirele

    Be obnoxious enough that they won’t want to copy you because you’re scary. :)

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  2. I put up a Copyright page on my blog. Because I use my blog as a sounding board and post up my assignments / research etc… it was important for me to do so.

    This then allows others to use my ideas and reference them if they need to..

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    1. I agree. No real issue with anyone doing that, but it does matter the way which they post.

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  3. I noticed your comments to that person and his to you.. rather sad; very sad. By all means reflect on others writings and even post with permission…

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    1. Craig, it has gotten pretty serious. He has, on email and the such, gone down hill quickly. His three blogs all have completely copied others. People like that are doing it for one reason – to make money.

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  4. Yes..I understand your frustration. Has he deleted the articles you asked him to? Perhaps you can go to his blog provider and make a complaint; unless he has his own website.

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    1. I’ve checked, as best I can, his three blogs that he was using to copy this site. He has since removed them, but in emails he has stated that he feels that he can do what he wants to and might continue to do so again. I did mention that I would contact his service provider if I need too.

      This is a shame, really. I don’t mind linking too and the such, but my problem was was the way he did it. Then when I first asked him to remove it, he ignore all of the complaints. It wasn’t until that I demanded it that he finally did so. Finally…

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      1. mirele

        There are quite a few of these sham blogs on the internet. They scrape data from legit blogs and then use it to generate hits from people trying to get info. Off to the side, there are links, etc. Your blog posts are used as lures to get people there for the advertising. It’s very annoying when you’re searching for something and the blog post has obviously been stolen from elsewhere–and you can’t figure out where.

        Another thing that you can do, which is a pain and time consuming, but will stop casual thievery is to convert your blog post into a jpeg and post the picture. Microsoft PowerPoint (but not Word) 2007 and 2010 lets you save a slide as a jpeg (or other graphic formats, for that matter). As I said, that’s really a last resort thing, but it is an option open to you.

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        1. Thanks, Mirele. You called it right when you said it was about getting people there for the links. Ugh.

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