Does anyone know what the legal situation is if chunks of text are taken from a website and used on another website, without persmission or acknowledgement from the original site???
Is it plagiarism, or abuse of copyright, or what?
Thanks to Sharon, I have been using Copyscape to 'protect' my caving webpage. On the rare occasions when I remember to use Copyscape to check for copied pages, I usually find one. Yesterday I did a check and voila........ I found 2 pages had copied chunks of text from my page without my knowledge, and neither of them acknowledge me as being the source. My page is http://www.cavesofmalaysia.com/
One is Virtual Malaysia, which is part of Tourism Malaysia.
The other is an Indian Travel Agent in Tamil Nadu.
I have a feeling they have copied lots of text from lots of sites as they probably don't have their own first hand knowledge on the places they are marketing.
Does anyone have any experience about this? What can I do?
Friday, April 20, 2007
A question about copyright from Caving Liz. Can anyone help her?