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!