OnProductManagement plagarized!


Hi,

I’m sure this happens all the time on the web, but I just ran across 2 – likely related – blogs on Blogspot that have lifted my iPhone vs. IPod Touch article verbatim.

http://informationfun.blogspot.com/2007/10/iphone-vs-ipod-touch.html

http://hitechtech.blogspot.com/2008/02/iphone-vs-ipod-touch.html

Any suggestions for how to handle this? If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, does plagarism imply something better?

Saeed

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2 responses to “OnProductManagement plagarized!

  1. This is (unfortunately) pretty common, especially with Blogspot blogs. You can try contacting the blog owner, though it’s often hard to find contact info, and even if you can get a hold of them, they are likely very aware that what they are doing is wrong. You can try contacting Blogger, though I personally wouldn’t expect much of a response, just due to the volume of this happening.

    Usually these types of blogs are set up to capture traffic through RSS/email alerts on specific topics, to steal search traffic, or to bilk Google out of money through AdSense. Since the proprietors often copy content verbatim without making any edits, one strategy is to include identifying items in the post — your name, references to other content on your site or blog — to make copying less likely, or at least to derive some benefit in case someone does copy it.

    These two examples look pretty harmless. On the first blog, the author likely got bored or forgot, as the last post was in October 2007. On the second, there’s only two posts, so it’s likely the same will happen there as well.

  2. I agree with Jeff but you may want to check out http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html. Blogger writes, “It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement.”