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While looking for pages linked to our internet sites, I came across some material that looked astonishingly familiar, so familiar, in fact, that it was the entire text from one of my web sites.
The really amazing – and ironic – aspect of the whole thing was that the site that was copied was a site on – get this – copyright.
Not only that, but it was published on a county GenWeb site hosted on RootsWeb.
After the realization of what I found sank in, I looked for and found the e-mail addresses of the people I would need to contact in order to remedy the copyright infringement of my material. Then I wrote a message that laid out the situation as I saw it, though I did give the benefit of the doubt by requesting that they provide a copy of any permission document that they might have received, just in case I had given permission and didn’t remember. Unlikely, of course, but possible, I guess.
Continued at Copy Right, Copy Sense
Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine 2/28/2011 – page