When plagiarism becomes scary

I am not going to make an enormous production out of this post.

It absolutely pains me to have to write publicly about this, because… yuck. I just don’t want to be in this situation.

The fact is, plagiarism? It sucks.

I’ve dealt with image, design, and text-theft several times over the years, but I have a continuing problem with one woman in particular who apparently refuses to stop stealing my content.

I have approached her privately via email from a place of compassion several times. I have asked her kindly to remove stolen content, and even offered her encouragement and tips to help her find confidence in her own voice, yet she continues to steal content from my blog (and others, too.) This has been going on for over a year.

I just want to say that when plagiarism reaches a certain level, it becomes scary, and actually begins to feel like a kind of cyber stalking. I mean, who recreates the photo and everything? I am really at a loss.

I’ve basically begged her to stop — what is the next step? What would you do?

My post: http://dearcrissy.com/baby-laundry/

3 Kids Plus Us Plagiarism

Her post: http://www.3kidsplusus.com/2012/02/29/wordless-wednesday-baby-laundry/

Another example of copy and paste:

My blog post: http://dearcrissy.com/full-term-pregnancy-belly-photo/

Her blog post: http://www.3kidsplusus.com/2012/03/01/full-term-an-elusive-belly-photos/

Like I have time to deal with this!

Would you pursue the issue if you were me, or just ignore it?


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