Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Your Article's Been Hijacked - What Do You Do?
It's funny, I usually don't put a google search on the titles of my articles, but this one, for whatever reason, I did. So, when google picked it up and notified me, I checked it out. I searched the site to see if my name was pushed off to the side, stuck in a corner, written with invisible ink, or something, but NOPE - it was nowhere in sight.
Now, ordinarily, I, and I'm sure most of us writers, love when someone finds our article of value and wants to reprint it. I do this with other writers occasionally and it works out great. I provide useful content for my readers and the author of the article gets increased visibility--a win-win situation.
But, there is a rule to follow: Always give the rightful author due credit. I'm pretty sure if you don't it's plagiarism.
So, I'm asking the question: What should you do if your article is hijacked? I'd really appreciate your opinions!