Is this plagiarism
There is a site that has taken content (a photo) from my website. They have also posted incorrect information in regards to a tutorial that I wrote. I do not want that misinformation being associated with my site. They have also not given me appropriate credit. The only “credit” given was the word “via” that is linked back to my site which is barely visible and not at all noticeable. No name or other site information is given on their site that gives me appropriate credit. Is there a way I can lock my photo’s and have them as a “Use with permission”?
The blog I need help with is jillofmosttrades.wordpress.com.
Plagiarism implies that credit is not given to a source, but they did direct to the source. Maybe you’re referring to theft of your image or a copyright violation.
If you’re in the U.S. or many other countries, the Berne Convention means that your images do have copyright protection. But your local police can’t help with enforcement.
You can’t stop people from accessing your images, because the web browsers need to access the images. Some people might take your images even if it is illegal.
If you want to add a “Use with permission” (or some other message which is less vague, as that phrase can be read as meaning that you are giving permission for use) message on your images, the term for that is “watermarking”. Do a search for WordPress plugins watermark image. You might want to watermark with jillofmosttrades.wordpress.com
There is a step by step process set out at the link I posted above. http://en.support.wordpress.com/content-theft-what-to-do/
@performixbiz: From my research the credit must be full and clear. Theirs is not full and it’s especially not clear.
This is what I currently have posted on my site:
© Lauren Page and JillofMostTrades.com, 2011-2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Lauren Page and JillofMostTrades.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
I never said I wanted to take legal action. Too much work. However, what I do want is for them to make things CLEAR as to who’s work that is. I have had sites use my posts however they are liked directly to me with VERY clear credit given. They dont even put up a tutorial, they do a “Check out this page” kind of a post…. Those type of posts I appreciate due to generating more traffic. This type, though making the process of the project seem simple, are leaving out vital information that could cause made projects to not turn out as well as a person following it might like. Possibly making that project not as usable as intended.
@timethief: Thanks :) I’ll look at that now :)
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