Oct 062011

It came to my attention a few days ago that the RSS feed for this blog was being used on another blog for someone’s monetary gain.  Every post that I have published for the past two months was being displayed on a random restaurant blog in Vancouver without linking back to the TCRB  or giving me credit in any way.  This site had ads placed all over the site which can only lead me to believe that this person was stealing my content without permission to make some money.

I can’t tell you how angry this made me!!! Someone else making money off my hard work!

After doing some research and taking action, that blog was removed within a few hours.

I do not have a problem with people or restaurants using my photos as long as I get credit for it (a link back to Twin Cities Restaurant Blog is great too) and have given permission.  Many different people and various restaurants and organizations use my photos all the time but they always ask first.  That is the proper way to go about it.

That’s it…..  Ask first! Give credit where credit is due.

Rant over ;)

  2 Responses to “Someone Stole My Blog!”

  1. Oh my, I would be livid! Thank goodness you caught them and they are no longer up and running!!! Some people, UGH!!!

  2. That’s terrible! I often patrol the web for mention of my blog and file DMCA reports. It’s easy to look up hosts for websites and they have mostly been compliant with removing content. However, it’s time consuming to keep up with. Glad you were successful.

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