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  • To catch a thief

    Posted on October 25th, 2003 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    Hmm, where I have seen this before?
    Oh, I know — I wrote that review myself!
    The clowns at that site have been stealing my work, as well as my fellow site editors, for over a year. Despite repeated requests and threats, they continue to do it. Somehow they think that giving me credit for the review that they are stealing makes it okay.
    Problem is, there’s not much I can do about it. Apparently copyright law doesn’t mean much in China. I’ve been meaning to write to my Senators and Representatives to complain, but I keep forgetting to do it.
    The best answer is to offer my reviews in other languages. Great idea… but that would be prohibitively expensive. A friend suggests just stealing it back and posting it on my site. Hmmm…

     

    3 responses to “To catch a thief” RSS icon

    • Have you tried blocking incoming connections from China? Probably wouldn’t stop them, but might make it a little more difficult for them to get to your stuff.

    • So stealing a car would be OK too, as long as you paste a note on it saying who it really belongs too? Oh, the mysteries of the Asian mind…

    • I don’t think people should generalize all asians. I mean afterall many of the precious cameras we are holding are designed and made in Japan. Although I am a Chinese, I always claim to be from Hong Kong and NOT China because I really don’t like how they do a lot of things.
      Anyways back to the topic, you can try to put colorless shade labels in the images. Like in the corner or something, just enough to ruin the picture of someone try to chop it out. And other languages, I am sure you can get people to do it, but the thing is, say you did the chinese version, those china guys will just steal it straight and no need to translate anymore 🙁