Hmmm... I have never even thought about this whole thing
Personally I don't really care, even if they make a fortune on my writing... Who ever else does whatever with my blogs is something I can't be bothered about... I have had some requests to use my photo's or sometimes my blogs for use on travel magazines or other such related subjects, I never refuse.
But, in my way of seeing things, the act of stealing this sort of material offends the thief rather than the victim. After all, the material is not going to disappear from the author's page, is it?
I don't think I would ever dream to use sites like this Coyscape, as Claire suggests, not even if it was for free, I mean. It's just pointless. We all know what internet is: it has its advantages and its risks and this is one. And if I was so concerned about others using my shared pictures as their own, I would simply not upload them and, instead, print them and hang them in my living room.
Because weird as blog poaching is I don’t want to spend any time chasing after the blog thieves. It would just be too time consuming.There are plenty of other thieves in my life that I have to chase after already without adding those who might be stealing my blogs to the list. Companies charging for the services even though I cancelled what I used to want from them etc.
The internet is a public domain. There are times I hesitated hitting the publish button knowing that my blog will be available for the whole world to see ... and maybe even subject to abuse. But I still took the risk to share the experience.
But if they win something on my behalf, I'll be happy for them to take the winnings.
I'll be even happier if they share it though:-)
Anyone is more than welcome to disseminate any information I publish on the internet as long as it is used in a positive way or for a good cause.
P.S. If anyone would like to use any of my intellectual property on display here, without my permission, and I´ll sue your Ass!
Anyway, as the saying goes “You rob me once and you can spend the rest of your lifetime in fear of being robbed by my legal team!”