thieves and plagiarists suck
Thieves, plagiarists, etc—Sucky McSucktards, the lot of them.
I just love
checking my inbound Technorati links and seeing a link to one of my how-to posts, surrounded by text that looks awfully familiar...oh hey I know, it's because it's text that I wrote
. In one of my books. On a page that has the link to one of my blog posts.
Some jackass has the text of my Blogger book online, on a site filled with AdSense links. No, I'm not linking to it. This is one of those times when it's lovely to have a publisher with a legal team. I figure a strongly worded letter should do the trick, plus a strongly worded e-mail to the AdSense abuse notification e-mail address.
I guess I could look at the bright side, that my content is just so useful
that people want to steal it. Um, yeah. Ok sure, that's nice. But plaudits don't pay the bills.
A few years ago, some jerk took the time to scan the text of all of my books (plus a few others) and sold the PDFs on a CD on eBay. Shit like this happens all the time. But hey, at least I'm so familiar with content thieves and plagiarists that I won't take it personally when my students do it. I'll just
fail their asses
adhere to the policies for reporting plagiarists and move on.