Article Stealers are The Worst!

Someone actually put one of my articles on their site with their name on it.  How low can you go?

I discovered it yesterday while I was perusing some internet sites and found my article '8 Creative Types of Blog Posts', that I wrote back in August.  There it was with someone else’s name attached to it –

Yikes!  OK, I guess imitation can be the purest form of flattery but somehow that doesn't make me feel any better. Copying my work and claiming credit for something that you didn't do is a little disturbing.  What else might they steal?  

People that steal articles just don't get the idea that they would be much better off linking to my article with a few comments of their own. That helps build community and I would love to have linked back to them.  Now they've just discredited themselves. But there are also so many ways to get great original web site content that you don't need to steal it.

Anyway, I wrote this person and asked that they either take the article down or add me as the author but I'm thinking I won't hear back.  

But that's ok; I can't believe this person will get very far stealing articles. 

Hopefully you haven't experienced this problem but if you do, don't let it get you down. On a more positive note, I understand reporting them to Google or their ISP often takes care of the problem. That's my next step.

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  1. Janet Barclay says:

    A couple of years ago, I discovered that someone had taken one of my articles and apparently run it through an article rewriter before posting it. My article was been completely butchered – only my name was recognizable. You would have to see it to believe it, but fortunately, it has been taken down.

  2. Thanks so much for that Rose, that is really good to know. Everyone, please beware!

  3. I know what may have happened here. PRarticleshop is ripping off articles from article directories then selling them as PLR articles. I know this because they are infringing on my copyright by selling several of my articles.

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