A really great effort goes in while placing thoughts together to write an article. After many researches and multiple iterations, the article gets published. And then while internet surfing or so, happens to see a familiar article. “Wow! Someone thinks like me”, at first I was really excited to connect with a similar thinking mind when this happened to me. But soon I realized that it was a clear case of copyright infringement. My articles are being stolen and posted by someone as their own.
Someone simply steals your contents and without your permission posts it on their site as their own. No attributions are given to the original owner of the article too.
How would you feel if this happens to you?
When I saw this, I really got frustrated as my contents were posted in the other site without giving any credits or attribution to wordsandnotion. The author doodles and plays with my words, sometimes with minor alterations and some other times without even a title change at all.
It was the title which came to my notice first, the same title which I used in my post. Initially I had an Áha’ moment feeling a connection with the author. Then I just scanned though the contents and was shocked to see the plagiarism. It was not just limited to one article; there were many of my stolen posts published.
Well, it would be a good practice to do random searches with some extracts from your posts and check for plagiarism. There are tools or websites for this checking. Also this wordpress support page takes you through certain steps to prevent content theft. Moreover there are copyright acts to deal with such infringements (DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act))