by Eileen Parzek
Over the years, I've done a significant amount of writing online and been dismayed to it has been stolen and put into other people's web sites without proper attribution. Even worse, I've discovered my designs in other people's portfolios and in one case, someone stole the entire content of my home page, "about" page (!), "services" page and a number of my copyrighted resources! Despite any cliches about that being flattery, this sort of thing is terribly upsetting - after all, for many of us in the service and intellectual property fields, what is between our ears and our talent is what keeps a roof over our heads. Finding out some jerk is profiting in any way from this theft can be downright infuriating!