Copyscape: Search for copies of your page on the Web
This guy has put together a nice way of finding and then telling copyright violators of his website to cut-it-out. He finds plagiarism with Copyscape.com and then sends them a DCMA take-down form-letter.
This works even if your site is Creative Commons Attribution… If they don’t give you attribution, it’s still an enforcable copyright violation.
I came across this because I recently found a bunch of spam sites using my content. Apparently webkinz are very popular among the spamming set these days. After posting about them, I’ve gotten several spam pingbacks. It’s not really worth it to me to follow up with DCMA notices to spammers because they’ll never get any Google Juice from me and I know fighting stupid Nigerian and Indian spammers just takes me down an endless hole. But there’s some info for you.
Please feel free to try our newly launched free copyright protection service. Hope you don’t take this as a shameless promotion, but we feel our free service is worth a try :)
It’s not too terribly shameless… :-) It looks like a useful competitor to Copyscape.
Oops forgot the URL since you don’t think it’s too terribly shameless. http://www.bitscan.com. Thanks for allowing this Lee, and please give us any feedback you can if you give it a spin.