Stealing My Content... Again
One of the things that hits me the wrong way is to continue to find people blatantly stealing website designs, content, and anything else. Many of us have had our hard work and efforts stolen, unfortunately.
The latest blatant stealing of my content and images is at Cheetah Solutions. They’ve posted ALL of my WebsiteTips.com Web Resources section totaling over 2,400 annotated resources and over six years of my hard work and countless thousands of hours of research, cloaking it in their own design and passing it off as their own work. This blatant thievery and misrepresenting themselves to their clients and anyone else makes me more than a little angry.
If you check out their Design Tips section, you’ll see the direct rip-off of my Resources Around the Web Table of Contents page. From there they’ve continued on, stealing ALL of my hard work from numerous WebsiteTips.com pages, such as my CSS section, Color section, Design and Layout section, SSI section, and many more. Their Sitemap also links to many of my stolen pages on their website.
If you look around their website you’ll find lots of other pages, too. I’m curious to know if they’ve stolen anyone else’s content, images, and other work. If any of you finds anything else, please let the real owner know, leave me a comment, and don’t hesitate to contact Cheetah Solutions.
Cheetah Solutions generously provides Free website content. Interestingly they have conditions, including retaining their copyright, providing credit to them, among other things.
Clearly they’re familiar with copyrights. Maybe they ought to learn to honor other people’s copyrights, too, and quit stealing other people’s hard work and claiming it as their own.
I usually contact the website’s webhost who could remove the content and website from the server upon proof of the theft, but the site that stole mine is a webhosting service. I’ll be contacting my attorney Monday if it’s not removed, though.
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