@jamesshelley @patrickrhone I’m sorry to read you’ve both had content stolen by this man. Like you said in your article, it’s the writers who sadly pay the price in time, frustration, and if they choose to pursue legal action, money. There needs to be a solution to this that doesn’t involve locking everything behind paywalls.
@pimoore @patrickrhone Thanks, Pete. I think it is interesting how the move towards exclusive content and paywalls might exacerbate plagiarism: it only becomes easier to plagiarize material it is not grounded back to public, canonical URLs. It is easier to steal and it is easier to republish.
@jamesshelley Oh man, how exhausting. I'm really sorry to hear how you've been targeted by this guy. I think you're onto something, too, when you say public, canonical URLs make it harder to get away with plagiarism. There should be some better way for writers to make income off their work.