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Has anyone noticed that their projects, blogs, photos or other submitted items are getting posted on other sites? I mean, like copied right out of Lumberjocks onto other woodworking sites?
As far as I'm concerned, this is a practice that must stop. I was not asked for my permission to post elsewhere on the net. Anyone have thoughts about this? I post stuff only to be shared by other LJs, let other readers come here if they want to see what we are all about.
 

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I haven't seen that but it would make sense that someone could be doing that.

I was going to offer my one piece folding chair full size pattern to you LJ's that wanted it. I would have to fax you 15 pages of stuff and you could put it back together. See my projects to know what I mean.

If I see them being mass produced from China I may get a bit miffed.
 

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Hi MM!
no, I mean, our posts about our woodworking projects is getting lifted verbatim out of the LJ site as if it was posted in this other person's site! I'm hesitant to divulge the link, last thing I want to do is give this pirate any exposure. I've PM'ed Martin about it.
 

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My friend's site has had this problem. Not with any woodworking, but with some rather nice scenic "vacation" type pics. The people weren't bright enough to steal the pictures, they just linked to them to steal his bandwidth too. So he got them back by substituting some extremely rude and offensive photo's. I will not even describe what the pictures were, because some of your eye's might explode :)
 

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Hi, Tony!
I'm waiting for a response from Martin; for all I know he already has knowledge of it. It annoys me, mostly because of a recent post I did about my latest project posted, a spiral-turning ornamental lathe I built. I mentioned it to a colleague of mine, who found MY project presented on another site!!!! It looks like this person harvests all kinds of activity from other sites and presents it as his original material.
 

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Hey, Folks!
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Google your Lumberjock user name, for example TonyS as above, or any Lumberjock user's name who has a lot of activity here. You will see his/her projects, blogs, videos, and perhaps other stuff…listed in other peoples' websites. AND… they are soliciting comments from their own members about MY projects!!! I doubt if anyone ever gave permission for their stuff to be pirated into these other forums. Did anybody know this was happening?
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Find out who the Admin of that site is and tell him what is going on. There is nothing you can do to keep people from stealing images from web sites. Nothing at all. Except not post them.
 

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I, for one, would appreciate it if someone found my projects posted on another site that they would let me know.

I guess it is a fact of the Internet that everyone thinks everything there is "free" but it would still be nice if they would ask.

Lew
 

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Mogebier:
I'm aware that indiscriminate eBay sellers will steal one another's pics to sell their own similar items, which drives me nutzo too. But I'm finding this to be most offensive, a project that I have created, and shared ONLY with my fellow lumberjocks, turns up on a totally different site like the owner is getting a good story and pics and profiting from his piracy. It's not fun, stumbling over stuff like this, and makes me hesitate to post anymore projects…god knows where they're ending up!!! The first time I saw it, it was a discussion topic on his site… the next time, it was a link to the LJ site…but it IS my intellectual property!!
 

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One more note…I found MY project listing only because my user ID was inserted into the text by my reference to a 'poopiekat' blog. Most of the projects have been completely sanitized, with the project's owner's name edited away. But MANY projects I saw were already familiar to me, having read them here already. Go see if your good projects, blogs, or messages have been ripped off.
 

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Lew, you might see your submissions on that site, or ones you recognize from other users. I'm starting to think that the site harvests articles from elsewhere on the net through the use of keywords. It's just plain dishonest, in my opinion.
 

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Hmmm…I have to give him my name in order to contact him? NFW…unless we organize.
Frustrating to think that he can steal bits and pieces of us without our permission, without consideration of any kind… and get away with it. As I said, Martin must have an opinion on this, and I will wait for his opinion before I take the bull by the horns…
 
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