If you are coming to this blog for the first time because you have received an email from me or seen my blog comment telling you that your work has been stolen, once again: I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I have been contacting two or three people a day for the past week telling them the same thing.
He’s trying to make money off YOUR material, but with your help we can get Google to pull his ads.
Your first step if this is the first time it’s happened to you is to read What to do when someone steals your content at Lorelle on WordPress. Follow the instructions, which include telling the thief that the content is yours and that he should take it down immediately.
Next is to click on the Google Adsense logo at the bottom of his Adsense ads on his so-called blog – NOT the ads themselves! – and fill out a violation form on the feedback page which comes up.
This only takes a few seconds and will add to the growing number of people who are sick and tired of seeing their work published by thieves hoping to make money off it.
I’m thinking about going back in and sticking a note at the end of every post, something like: This post first appeared in Lettershometoyou, with a link back to my blog. The copyright thingy isn’t having much effect.
I notice he didn’t steal this post. Wonder why.