What do you do when someone steals your content?

by on October 28, 2006 · 3 comments· LAST UPDATED October 28, 2006

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In the past and right now I am dealing with content stealers. Although finding out thieves is not that hard, but I'd like to say 'thank you' to all my loyal readers for pointing out me (from time to time) address of thieves.

So I did more research on same topic and found this nice post by Lorelle. From the article:
Having been the target of copyright thieves, and working with writers, authors, and photographers on copyright protection and laws for over 25 years, I thought I'd talk a little about what to do when someone steals your content. Read more...

This is highly recommended, if you are facing the same problem.

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1 matt October 29, 2006 at 2:15 am

If you know where they are coming from, then you can setup your site to hand out different content to them. For example, a regular reader will see an article on how to use regular expresions with all the correct syntax, but the people stealing content will see an article on regular expreions that has many wrong ideas in it.

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2 nixCraft October 29, 2006 at 8:10 am

matt,

Because I have full feed others find it easy to use it.

Looks like a good idea to me. Someone also pointed out me plug-in that do the same thing. Right now I have dropped couple of lechers at firewall level but they find out new ways to get back. Another problem is humans do copy-paste which is even more difficult to deal with it.

But I will try out your suggestion.

Appreciate your post.

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3 Jeroen October 30, 2006 at 10:20 pm

I don’t really care if people would steel my content, I’d rather would think of it as someone is appreciating my words of works.
A simple thank you would be enough, but isn’t required.
I didn’t read the full article so tell me if my comment is outplaced.
For me it is like give, take or just share.

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