Just had a quick question for the masses. For the past few years, i've felt like some of the content being written on our local CH board was being utilized and repurposed by a local reviewer. Lots of facts and information that were all naggingly familiar. I recently started blogging. And have just come across a blatant rip off - where my photo was stolen and cropped, and my entire entry was paraphrased, typos included (and factual misinformation has been added as well).
Now, this site is much larger than mine. And in one way, im happy if they can generate extra traffic for the business i reviewed, as they do a wonderful job of service, but on the other hand i'm kind of choked that my content is being stolen, and represented as someone elses. That was a lot of work that went into that.
What, if anything, can be done about content taken from CH and Blogs? Is it justifiable to be upset that a for profit site has taken my content and represented it as their own? Does this type of thing happen often?
Forget the fact that they've stolen my photos, read the comparisons of the entry at
http://foodosophy.wordpress.com/2008/... - i've linked to both posts there.
Your thoughts are appreciated.