What Would You Like To Do to A Dirty, Unscrupulous Thief?
I just spent far too long following up on a case of copyright infringement. And I'm not done yet. I have at least two more DMCA takedown notices to file with Google, and then I have to track down any other content this lousy, stinking cheat has stolen from me. When that's done I have to document everything, track her back to her web host, and get her site shut down.
I'm also considering sending her a nice, fat bill for the earnings she's been getting on the content she ripped off. I'm thinking I may charge her the upfront pay I would have gotten, had I published the articles with a print magazine. We'll have to see how many more items she's seen fit to steal.
Yahoo Contributor Network
The infringer runs a site called “Rusty Bee” and seems to have scraped these posts when they originally appeared on Associated Content/Yahoo Contributor Network. When Yahoo shut down the Yahoo Voices, I checked to see if these articles were still indexed with Google. At that time I didn't notice the infringement, but it looks like the crook scraped it when it was first published.
If you also published on AC/YCN, you might want to take a look around and make sure you haven't also fallen victim to this thief.
Have you ever had your copyright infringed by an online thief? What would you like to see done to these nasty, rotten cheats?
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