Saturday, August 25, 2007

Another Scam

Most of you know that I'm a big fan of Gerard over at The Generator Blog. For years he's provided endless fun and inspiration for his visitors by hunting down online generators the same way I go after freeware.

It seems that an overseas blogger has copied the content of Gerard's entire blog and is posting it as his own blog under a slightly different title. Gerard has repeatedly tried to contact the copycat to have him take down the blog, but he's been unable to get a response.

I'm not going to link to the jackass who did this, but I have flagged the offending blog and I'm going to write to Google and ask them to take down the copycat. If you'd like more details on the situation, you can read Gerard's post about it here.

Bloggers get bootlegged and ripped off all the time, especially if they're as popular as Gerard, but there are things you can do about it. The most comprehensive information I've found on how to go after bootleggers and hijackers is What to Do When Someone Steals Your Content by Lorelle.


  1. Scooted over and flagged the copycat site.

  2. Anonymous6:02 AM

    Thank you Lynn for that article by Lorelle. Very interesting.

  3. Are there ads on the pirate blog, by any chance?

  4. Got the books from the PBWisms Contest, PBW! Thanks so much!

  5. How sad it is that someone's entire burst of creativity is only to steal someone else's genius? Is there a better, more direct way to say, "I have no genius of my own; thus, I will show my suckitude to the world by stealing yours"?

  6. Thank you for posting this and for the really useful links.


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