Traverse Legal attorneys represent clients whose web content, web pages, on-line articles, white papers and blog posts have been stolen of simply 'cut and paste' from their web sites. Often enough, the content thief is attempting to create website content and is not well versed in copyright law. Sometimes, the content thief is by a domainer or web developer who is intentionally stealing otherwise copyright protected content in order to trick Google into better search engine results. In other cases, a direct competitor steals you web content in order to unfairly compete or divert your customers to their domain name.
Website developers and content providers know all too well the extent of this problem on the internet. Traverse legal attorneys often suggest the following issues be addressed when stolen content becomes endemic.