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 – www.bukisa.com/articles/147219_8-creative-types-of-blog-posts
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.