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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

  1. DonnaCSmith profile image83
    DonnaCSmithposted 4 years ago

    It seems the more I write the more I am finding my work copied. I think it is a losing battle. The one today at least also gave the link to the article they were copying - not all, but big chunks, in a Q&A forum. I am just going to let it go, since maybe I'll get some traffic from it.

    Do you followup on all of your copied stuff?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      relache said it best in one of her posts. I'll try to find it.

  2. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    There's "imitation", and then there's "stealing".  I'm not particularly flattered by either of them.  There's not much one can do about being imitated, but when it comes to having stuff stolen I follow up if at all possible; and I aim right for whatever account they have with "whoever".

    There are a few I've just let slide after nothing much could be done.  Who knows, though...    Maybe one of these days, now that there's the "authorship thing" with Google, Google's system might detect "duplicate"; and guess who's got the earliest and the most dates, links, etc. to prove authorship..