"I've got an update for all of you! A little over a week ago I was contacted my the website owner and in her email was essentially a full confession that she had, in fact, stolen my review. She prefaced the email with some information regarding…"
"Without preaching, I do have to say that one sin is not better or worse than the other. And two wrongs do not make a right. Being that you're a blogger I'm sure you know what your legal rights are but slander is against the law as well…"
"I also think you are being much, much too nice. I spent 10 years as a professional journalist, and to me, plagiarism is a sin. You need to confront her again and tell her to take it down. It's just the same as if she entered your home and took…"
I'm so sorry. This has to be more than a little upsetting. So much of me goes into each post. If I saw MY words on someone else's blog... I don't know what I'd do.
You are (well seem to be) a really calm, reasonable…"
"If I were you I would keep an eye on that review and see if she removes it. If she don't within a weeks time, I would send her a more forceful email and demand that she remove your portion of the review and tell her that if she doesn't you…"
"I completely agree, Marie, that is what makes the diverse and ever-changing state of the blogosphere so great - so many great blogs, and so many new people to meet and connect with!
I should have clarified, but in my post I state I would never…"
"That is strange that she wouldn't copy the product description and details rather than your own personal story. And if she used the price of the item you used which you said was a different brand, I'm surprised the sponsor didn't…"
"I really, really appreciate everyone's responses to this. I am so sad that this apparently happens all the time, because in so many ways I still feel really hurt by this. I have no intention of ruining her blog or threatening her in any way…"
"By the way, before anyone jumps on me for trying to be understanding of other bloggers, I don't condone theft of other bloggers content. I just believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt before jumping into legal action. If you…"
"This definitely can be annoying especially when you take the time to write your honest opinion of a product and then to find that someone has copied you word for word, it causes anger. I know I have been the victim of this myself. Actual paragraphs…"
"So sorry this happened to you. I know it happens more often than we think and its not the first time Ive heard of blog plaigarism. I know there is a way to block unwanted IP addresses from your blog (IE, the woman who stole your material) but I dont…"
"I too would be livid, because i take a lot of time and effort to write reviews. I write reviews about products and companies I really do care about. It's this reason exactly that if I happen upon a product review for something I am also going…"
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