It’s called content theft! Check to see if you’ve had content stolen from your Website. I did, and found that someone had plagiarized one of my articles and sent it to a Website that published it under her own name. It was copied word-for-word. After I contacted the Website owner, he gladly change the author’s name to mine and posted a brief bio and link to my Website. Copyscape isn’t foolproof; it may miss text that has not yet been indexed by Google, but it’s a good place to begin.
www.copyscape.com – Copyscape empowers you to defend your site against the threats of online plagiarism. Copyscape provides a free service that allows you to easily search for plagiarism and identify instances of content theft.
Copyscape finds sites that have copied your content without permission, as well as those that have quoted you. Their “Resource Center” offers links to guidelines regarding Internet plagiarism. Simply type in the address of your original Web page, and Copyscape does the rest. It’s a FREE service AND they also have a fee-paid monthly service called “Copysentry” which automatically monitors the web for copies of your pages, e-mailing you as soon as they appear.
Have you gone ego-surfing lately? Another way to find your articles on the Internet is to Google “Larry James” + Articles (or “your name” + Articles). Note the quotation marks around the first and last names.
Video can also be a copyright issue. YouTube is beefing up its copyright infringement efforts, or at least they want to appear to be. They’re now requiring that users who receive a copyright violation notification watch a mandatory 4 minute 39 second video. “YouTube Copyright School” stars the characters of the Happy Tree Friends video series.
BONUS Article: 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” His newest book is “Ten Commitments of Networking.” Larry James also offers “Author & Speaker” coaching. Contact: AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. CelebrateLove@cox.net – More than 110 articles especially for Authors & Speakers at: www.AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com
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