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Tell Me What To Do?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by flowerhorn, May 23, 2009.

  1. flowerhorn

    flowerhorn Newbie

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    Hi everyone! I would like to have a piece of your mind here!

    I have started a blog a month ago. Recently, I discovered that a few of my posts had been copied and posted (exactly in its ORIGINAL form) in another website. The site owner even submitted my blog posting to Digg and have the link pointed back to his/her site.

    I must say that I feel flattered with such act as my post must be worthy and interesting enough to be copied by someone in the net but then again, isn't this immoral?

    I mean the least he/she can do is to change some of the words in my postings and then put it in his site but this fella is so lazy that he put EXACTLY everything that I wrote and PASTE it in his/her site.

    Well, I guess I can't do anything to stop him on doing the same thing to my future postings and I think I have to condition my mind that this is some acts of "charities" that I must pay!:D
     
  2. blackhatjamie

    blackhatjamie BANNED BANNED

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    Did he/she give you credit at all for your blog post? Allot of the times you will see people do this online but still give you credit by giving a link back to your blog as the author of the post.

    If he/she did not give you credit at all then I would contact them and tell them for future reference if they are going to use your stuff to give you credit for it and if not, then you will take it to a next level. Honestly, taking it to a legal matter can cost you money so if its not worth it, then just threaten them and let them know to give you credits for the posting.
     
  3. flowerhorn

    flowerhorn Newbie

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    The fella does not have the courtesy to provide any link to my blog URL whether at the beginning or the end of the article posted on his/her website. Guess he is really THICK skin!

    I tried to email him regarding this matter but couldn't find any contact link in his site. Maybe he puposely leave out such a link so that people can't contact him.

    I have an EVIL thought. Since he/she built his website to attract adsense clicks, maybe I'll click endlessly on his adsense so that his/her account will be banned. Serve him/her RIGHT! But then again, if I resort to such an action, what differentiate me from this fella? Do I really have to resort to such a "cruel" act? Well, in the end, I decide to forget about the whole thing. Something in life we just have to accept!
     
  4. reqd

    reqd Junior Member

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    If you're writing good original content and have a full RSS feed on your blog - You might as well get used to your content getting ripped. Hell, some folks on this board make a healthy living doing just that.

    But like the previous post said, you can send an email to the person who took your content. They may not even know they took your content if they're running a solid auto blog.

    Also head over to Copyscape and plug in some of your website content. I wouldn't be surprised if more than just a few of your posts have been snagged.
     
  5. Rendias

    Rendias Registered Member

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    The way to handle this is to add your url and your blog name in the middle of the post.

    "This article was written by XXX from XXX.com"

    If he did not give you credit, people know he is scrapping .... and know you are the rightful owner.