In the past few days I’ve seen a few postings here on WordPress and on other sites about the significance of creative theft/copyright infringement. The sheer number of instances I’ve heard of people having this issue bothers me. I don’t want to believe there are people out there waiting to take someone else’s work and use it as their own. Today I came across a post from Opinionated Man (I’m sure you’ve heard of him) and a subsequent comment and link from another WP member (Ally Bally) on the topic and what you can do to protect yourself.
I know as members and bloggers our work is somewhat considered copyright protected here on WordPress. I say ‘somewhat’ because like everything- there are loopholes and when it comes down to it; someone looking to commit literary theft is going to do so. Oftentimes, the burden is heavy on the accuser to prove it. I’ve heard of people I know having articles and recipes stolen and published by someone else without hesitation. Where is the decency?
I’ll provide the link to the article here. It’ll take less than a few minutes to read but it’s worth it. I’d like to thank Ally Bally for taking the time to explain this.
Here’s to hoping everyone grows a creative (and moral) backbone.