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Having Blog Content Stolen


Having Blog Content Stolen by ed2go Instructor Linda Aksomitis

Do you ever worry that somebody might steal your content when you blog? I understand your concern, but I also want to put your mind at ease.

Although people can steal your writing no matter what or where you publish, this type of theft—known as copyright infringement—really doesn’t happen very often. Just as people rarely republish someone else’s articles from newspapers or magazines as their own, so they rarely steal someone’s online work.

In the unlikely event that someone does steal your online work, it’s still copyright infringement and carries the same legal punishment as theft of printed sources. You can easily find unauthorized copies of your work by searching the Internet with a service such as Copyscape, which will check everything in your blog against what’s out there on the Web.

Linda Aksomitis teaches Introduction to Internet Writing Markets for ed2go