I was dismayed to discover that a website has been plagiarising my writing. The site – http://www.scumbagclothing.com – is running a blog whereby they are merely copying and pasting posts from othe blogs word for word, and stealing the pictures too. The actual authors are not credited: no weblinks are given to the original blogs they come from, and there is no information at all on who said posts are written by. So not only are they republishing content without permission, but they are not giving any sort of due credit to the actual authors. This is unjust, unfair and totally untoward. Even more infuriating is that there is no contact information of any kind on the website itself – no name, no e-mail address, nothing. (You can find my stolen articles in the Dressmaking category. Clearly they are just finding posts categorised under a particular word on WordPress and copying the articles on to their on blog.)
If someone wanted, or wants, to quote from my articles they would be welcome given that they contact me beforehand to gain my permission and provide adequate – and obvious – information on the author (myself). This is standard practise: I even have a copyright notice on this blog.
I have now nothing to do but go through the longwinded process of tracking down the person responsible. In the meantime, I am now signing off every post of mine with a link back to the homepage. I’m going through the archive and adding links as well. I am also trying to find out the method of adding a copyright notice to the bottom of posts in the blog’s feed. If anyone should be able to help me on how to do this, I would be very grateful.