Googling stolen articles

The editorial staff at Swedish technology trade weekly Ny Teknik (New Technology) noticed how companies and organisations increasingly copied articles from Ny Teknik and put on their own web pages. In just two days, reporters found 70 copied articles, using a simple search on Google, reports Journalisten.

The people responsible for the web pages were contacted and told to remove the copyrighted material, and then recieved an invoice from Ny Teknik. So far, this search has brought in SEK 110,000 (about 12,000 Euro), from just 13 of these articles.

To me that is a word of warning to bloggers, who often shamelessly copy entire articles or several paragraphs of copyrighted texts.

Link via Erik Stattin.