Tools: Tracking down copyright violations?

Subject: Tools: Tracking down copyright violations?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Collin Turner <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 16:08:33 -0400

Collin Turner noted: <<That's why it's always a good plan to
watermark the piece. Metadata, ect. Sure, they can strip it, but
they'd Really have to know it's there. 8 out of 10 they're not going
to go to the trouble of stripping metadata out.>>

It's certainly true that some people have been caught red-handed in
that way. Wasn't it RoboHelp that got caught doing this a couple
years back?

But I suspect you've got your numbers reversed: more likely, 8 of 10
thieves will drag-select the text, copy it, and paste the text into
their own blog or site management tool rather than downloading your
file. I could be entirely wrong about the proportions, but the
important point is that watermarking alone won't catch most plagiarism.

Now if you're talking about images, that's another story entirely.
There, watermarking makes very good sense.

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Re: Tools: Tracking down copyright violations: From: Kelly Smith
Re: Tools: Tracking down copyright violations: From: Janet Swisher
Re: Tools: Tracking down copyright violations: From: Collin Turner

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