Someone Copied my Blog

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  1. max3k

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    You can also think:
    Someone thought your blog is worth copying!

    But it is a bit dodgy.
     
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    max3k TPF Noob!

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    i found this out by checking my google analytics. its just strange...the site isnt all that well made, they didnt even take time to format the photos to fit their own page...
     
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    I think they just found an easy way to fill their blog. I don't know if you can do anything about this legally. It would be hard proving yours was there first I think. Have you tried to contact them yet?
     
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    Generally, contacting the blog owner and asking them to remove the article is most effective. It's usually not worth the legal hassle to do anything more than that.
     
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    im not mad about it, its just a DIY piece, but what about the other photographers images
     
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    Can't see those... Opera scrambles the whole page...
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    When you put something online, be sure to pat it on the ass and kiss it goodby as you do.

    The theft of online, copyrighted material is rampant.

    You don't indicate in your profile what country you are in, so there is no telling what country's copyright laws or other possible legal remedies might apply.

    Certainly you could try and contact the miscreant with a request they take the purloined material off the Internet. Good luck with that, and you would want to be careful you don't inadvertantly and irretrievably close the doors of other possible remedies by doing so.
     
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    Let me be clear. MY SITE - the original - is the ExposingGod.com site

    the plagiarist is the eastwind site.

    there may have been some confusion about that.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Well-stated, KmH!!
    Not to be dismissive, but the DIY instructions you posted were pretty simple...last week my little son told one of his playmates that, "MY dad has a super-special secret recipe for cinnamon toast!" Uh...no....it's toasted bread, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Your DIY light box is the equivalent to my cinnamon toast recipe. It's like posting the recipe for boiling water, or for making instant macaroni and cheese...
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yeah - I have seen similar instructions all over the place.

    The fact that they just copy & pasted it is pretty f'd up though.

    I just don't think there's anything you can do, since the idea is so common. At least they didn't copy your pictures too (then you would be able to do something).
     
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    In fact, you cannot copyright an idea.
     

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