Copyright Protection

Let me be the first to say that I am not innocent in this.

In the past I have lifted some lines of information from sites, in order to spice my own site/article up with content.

So, I really don’t have a problem with someone using my stuff, but I do have a problem when someone uses it and doesn’t even have the courtesy to give me a link pointing back to my site.

If it were just a sentence or two, I would let that slide. But in one particular case, I found a website that ripped off an entire page of my content, and claimed it to be their own.

Funny thing is, the person who swiped my content is also a member on a forum that I frequent on a daily basis.

So, I sent him a private message informing him of the position he was in and that I would report his site to Google via the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

I really don’t want to do that, all I want is the respect of getting a link pointed to my site: acknowledgement that it was my work, not theirs, but if they do not comply I wil ltake action.

I’ll keep you posted…

-To your online success!

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