plagiarism

Stop Thief! A Pro Writer’s 5 Tips to Fight Plagiarism

How one writer took action to fight plagiarism after her e-book was stolen

It was an evening like any other… poking around on Amazon. But tonight was different. There, before me, in all its glory, was my new e-book with someone else’s name on it!

Thus began an emotional roller coaster of confusion, shock and anger. “Ojuola Infotech” had come to my website, downloaded my newly finished e-book, and put his name on Pricing Basics for Copywriters & Consultants: Meet Your Income Goals — Guaranteed!

Worse yet, it wasn’t just that my e-book was stolen. He stole my brand as well. CHRIS NOTES was now OJUOLA NOTES.

Did I see red? You know it. And it cost me emotional turmoil, enormous amounts of time, and lost income to do what I did next.

Namely… I went after him. But not before I got my e-book back… and my authorship.

I’ve been dealing with this professional tragedy for nearly five months, and I’m still not finished.

Because I don’t want you to suffer an experience like this, I’m going to give you my top five newly learned tips for protecting your work, so the Ojuolas of the world can’t hurt you.

Tagged with: , , , ,

What You Can Do When Your Online Writing Gets Ripped Off

If you write anything online, it happens sooner or later: Somebody reproduces, recycles, or excerpts your work without permission. I can tell you that the bigger and more popular your blog or your online reputation or the blog you’re guest

Tagged with: , , ,

When Copyright Infringement Goes Over the Top

Longtime MALW readers may know that in general, I’ve had a pretty laid-back attitude about my articles getting ripped off online. Until last week.

Tagged with: ,