What do you do when other sites are picking up your content and they aren’t even giving you credit? Just a simple source or via link?
It’s something that is really clear cut if a site is copying your entire article, because it’s provable then, they have all your words, but what if you broke a story to the Internet and very soon afterwards another site has the same story, reworded, with no source reference, and they couldn’t have found it anywhere else other than your source, and they haven’t even credited that.
Personally I don’t think there is anything I could do. Sure I could write an email to them and suggest it, but you just know where that’s going to lead.
I had thought of banning their IP from my site and then trimming my feeds down to a certaing amount of words rather than an entire article, but then that hinders those who are reading the feeds anyway and perhaps also affects other people on that IP range – that is if I have to ban a range if this person is using a dynamic IP address.
You know what the easiest thing is, if the guy would just drop the chip from his shoulder and give the correct sources. Except that’s not in his best interests to do.
It’s strange, sometimes this kind of behaviour of other site owners coupled with the amount of sites writing the same material pounds home the idea of just scrapping Filmstalker and moving on, and yet at the same time it kicks me in the arse and tells me to keep going.
What would you do?