Re: Tools: Tracking down copyright violations?

Subject: Re: Tools: Tracking down copyright violations?
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 14:14:39 -0600

Meta Data...that's where you place your watermark. Even cut and paste will
capture the mark. It could be from word, html, xml, or just a clever
placement of characters you arrange and conduct a search for. I used to drop
a sequence in pieces I would publish online and let search engines capture.
If anyone ever wanted to see examples of my work I'd just enter that
sequence and voila! It was unique enough that the engines would display my
results almost exclusively no matter where they were.

Even if someone took them without my permission.

Usually a strongly worded letter was all it took to get the work removed. If
not, then other methods were necessary.

It just takes a little creativity, that's all.

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On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:

> 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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> -- Geoff Hart
> ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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