Following a link in the Usenet group alt.internet.search-engines, I checked my sites in Copyscape, thinking I would perhaps find people quoting pieces of my text somewhere. Instead I found this:
302 words copied from my LocusOptimus.com homepage!
I’m now torn between publicly defaming them, and writing them an email telling them to take the page down immediately.
Hmm.. could do both? 😉 — ideas welcome!
I decided on the ‘non-threatening’ approach that Andrew suggested, and sent him just this line, after addressing him with his first name: “How about you take down the page you copied from my website?”. I even added “Thanks” with a smiley. How non-threatening is that? 🙂
Result! The copied content is gone 🙂