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Marilyn
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Hi all. It has been a long time.

Ron,

I just received this e-mail in reference to Eternity:

Do you like taking other peoples work and claiming it as your own?

It was from siclyndzee@aol.com

I would never take someone's work and claim it for my own. This poem has been on the site for many years. How do I look into this and how do I know if someone else is claiming my work as thier's? I have no idea how to proceed with this. Could you help me?

Marilyn

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1 posted 06-12-2007 09:19 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I'm sure there are others here who can give you some advice on searching the Internet, Marilyn, but my advice is to take it all with a very large grain of salt. There are ALWAYS people who steal from others. Don't let them steal large portions of your time and peace of mind along with everything else.

It's not as big as deal as it might at first seem.

And, hey . . . nice to see you again.
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2 posted 06-12-2007 11:01 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thanks Ron. I have never had this happen to me before. I wasn't sure how to react. I was taken a back when I received this e-mail. Thanks for the reassurance.

Marilyn
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using Google take a phrase from the middle of your poem and do a search on that...usually people change the first line to a poem if they want to steal it and hide.

I've found lots of my stuff pilfered over the years and frankly I would spend too much time pursuing the thieves to make it worthwhile.

I make sure I have a copy of what I write (you can copyright it in groups and it's only one payment).  You can search for copyright infringement on the PiP forums and you'll find LOTS of info!

Nice to see you Marilyn!
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4 posted 06-23-2007 11:24 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thanks Sharon,

I am not sure it is worth the effort and quite frankly I can't afford to go to the expense. I was just shocked by the e-mail. I think I over reacted and if someone wants to steel my work, I guess it is good....lol. I haven't put anything on the internet since I have posted here. I may do the search one day though.

Thanks for the help.

Marilyn
 
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