When I used to see bloggers furious over their photos stolen by magazines or other people, with watermark removed and no credit or compensation given - I could understand their anger but could not relate to it. Because no one stole my photos - which used to make me think perhaps my writing and photography sucks, that is why it was not worth stealing. But I came across a blog that had pretty much copied my entire blog's text and photos from the homepage of Spusht without my knowledge.
All day I tried to search for the blogger's contact information, or search how to report content theft on Google (by reporting web spam or filling DMCA form for Blogger), or how to increase security settings on my own blog. I read the information explained in excellent detailed form on this blog on how to deal with people stealing. Then I learned about Copyscape where I can search for duplicate content, and after posting a few of my blog post links it happens that a LOT of people copy things from one blog to another. A day that could have been spent more productively but was wasted because of some idiots who copy and steal.
I hate to see content from my blog being stolen without a back link, reference, or credits to me or my blog. Now I understand how it feels when your ideas, your creativity, your hard work, and your intellectual property is not given its due credit. But once you make your work public, people will always copy without crediting and steal without shame, and this is bound to happen. Whether in the real world where people use other people's content for commercial purposes, or whether on internet where people steal content and make money from ads on their websites - it is not fair for someone who puts in all the hard work.
Though I am now smiling to know that finally my work is worth copying, this is content theft and it is a bad thing and I want those particular blogs that copied my posts to be taken down and I am starting to relate to the furious bloggers and qpwm eocnru salfjdk svxizr mzytuplqf !@#$%^&*( ..........
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