It never gets old catching Copyright infringers and yesterday was no exception. There is a sheer disgust and yet also a shared, Panopticonic, delight in catching another website red-handed copying and pasting and re-publishing your writing without your permission.
Here is my original article from Go Inside Magazine published nine years ago:
Here is the copied and pasted and re-published-without-permission version.
Notice how the GO Inside Magazine was logo removed, along with the hotlink to my email address? A background graphic was also added to the page:
There is a visceral vileness in the base deceit of the act and I could spend most of my days ferreting out content that I have written that has been stolen and re-published elsewhere.
I heard from Rob this morning and he had no idea how my content was re-published on his website. He told me he would remove my article later in the day. I replied I was writing about the infringement today; but even publishing this article of discovery doesn’t really make up for nine years of thievery.