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Today’s post does NOT contain a challenge, instead, it is a notification, a warning to each of you that thieves and rogues are still out there in Blogosphere and stealthily stealing our writings. The thefts are carried out with neither our permission nor our knowledge.
How do I know this?
Last June I published an article named ‘The Chemist Shop’ on my Nan’s Farm site, the article was written in response to one of GC’s prompts here on Weekly Prompts and therefore included the usual pingback.
Today the pingback from ‘The Chemist Shop‘ popped up on our ‘Recent Pingbacks list’! Naturally, I investigated, and it led me to this site http://it101.cc/17608/ Which is where I found a full copy (not a reblog) of my article.
It looks as though the site owner hadn’t read my complete article otherwise s/he would have noticed both my pingback and the copyright notice that is always included at the end of my articles.
Others writers weren’t quite as lucky as there were no clues as to the owners of the other articles.
I contacted WordPress, but as suspected because the site is hosted by godaddy.com, there’s nothing WordPress can do, apart from advising me to complain directly to the site owner and also to godaddy.com
My next step will be to contact both, and to reach a wider audience I will re-blog this on Nan’s Farm, please feel free to do the same.
Updates will be issued when I have more information to pass on. In the meantime you may be interested in the following WordPress site.