“In one word he told me secret of success in mathematics… Plagiarize.”
(‘Lobachevsky’ – Tom Lehrer)
I found at the weekend that one of my reviews – of Sparkling Cyanide, by Agatha Christie – had been lifted and reposted on another blog, with only a few minor tweaks to the wording (and which gave the impression that the writer was illiterate, but that’s another matter entirely). I’d not have known anything about this except that, in the text of my original post, there was a link to another review on my blog (Towards Zero, also by Christie), which was pingbacked from the re-post. Not only is the re-poster a plagiarist (my post was not acknowledged), he or she is also incompetent.
In this situation, what does one do? Leave a comment on the offending site? (I’m unwilling to do this in case it just wants my details) Grimace and bear it? Follow Fyrefly’s example and start putting copyright notices at the end of each post?
Anyway, rant over. I’ll post a proper review later.