Just like that, it’s time for another #AuthorToolboxBlogHop, where budding and established writers share sage advice on the process of writing and everything related to it. Read entries from the other participants here.
I honestly don’t have a plan for this post but I think I’ll use it as a platform to announce a slight scaling back on my blog. My recent blog posts have been the victim of copyright infringement where bot-controlled news aggregator websites have been picking up my content, both written and pictorial, and re-sharing it as it is. Some of the more ruthless ones change a few words here and there but leave the outline and pictures exactly as I published them.
The great irony of this entire situation, is that I’m a copyright lawyer by profession. Hence, I’ve dealt with it thus far by contacting them over email and threatening hefty copyright infringement lawsuits. The threat works in most cases, leading to the removal of the offending content but not in all. Even though it works often, it’s annoying to have to keep doing it. I’ve installed some protective plugins but they don’t serve to stop the copying.
This has made me lose the will to continuously write and promote high-quality posts. Where is the internet heading if there’s no value for original content at all?
I’m feeling slightly down and out and plan to scale back on writing blog posts for a while, except to complete a few prior commitments. I’m hoping this break (?) from blogging will be the much-needed push I need to begin writing my creative works.
I’ll leave you here with the hope that those whose websites I visit will return the favour, because that has not been the case with many people in the last two rounds of the #AuthorToolBoxHop that I have participated in.
Fingers crossed this post doesn’t turn up on a bot-website tomorrow! Bye for now, and let me know if you’ve faced a similar situation and how you’ve dealt with it.
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**Copyright in pictures and content belongs to nooranandchawla.com and cannot be republished or repurposed without express permission of the author. As I am a copyright lawyer by profession, infringement of any kind will invite strict legal action.