March 23, 2009

Rwandan Atheist is Stealing My Content

I was hoping to avoid this unpleasantness, but my cease and desist messages have been ignored. I thought I would try this post as a final warning before I take the next step. The situation is this: Rwandan Atheist, a member of the Atheist Blogroll, has been stealing my entire RSS feed and reposting it on his site. This is a blatant violation of my copyright, as he is doing this without my permission and has so far ignored my requests to remove my content from his blog. I am providing the cease and desist message I sent below in case you someday find yourself in a similar situation (and you likely will). I also plan to keep you informed about whether this dispute is settled appropriately or whether additional steps are needed.

Dear Rwandan Atheist,

It has come to my attention that the content I wrote for Atheist Revolution is currently on your site. I'd appreciate it if you'd please remove this content. It's copyrighted material.

Your copy: [Warning: this page contains malware]

My original article/photo:

I appreciate your prompt attention.

Thank you,