Well, in a matter of about 12 hours, the plagiarism incident I shared below has been resolved. In that, Yahoo has removed the post from the person’s blog. I was pretty surprised to have received such swift response, but then again – that shows just how seriously they take matters of copyright infringement. I thought I would die of a heart attack when I clicked the link below, it now points to a page that has been removed. I thought Yahoo had deleted her entire blog! But, it was just the single blog post that was obliterated, the rest of her stuff is intact. Incidentally, she writes some interesting stuff. I have no idea if the woman was given the text of the note I sent along with my complaint. I can only hope they sent it along. I suppose I can’t have it both ways. I sure do wish her blog had a contact method on it. Anyway… having a day to think on all of this has mellowed my initial angry reaction and has amplified my feelings of being in the right – defending my right to protect my work. I just wish I could find a way to assuage the guilt.
June 11, 2008