I'm not 100% sure where to post this one but this looks like the least unlikely forum.
The basic problem is this:
My company produces content that is sold to other websites. Those websites then display our content and attribute the content to us.
We've recently found that some websites have been using our content without paying for it. They haven't even made contact with us to legitimatise the use of our content on their websites. This misuse of our content is costing us literally tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
Now. I've been charged with the task of figuring out a plan to a) record the website content (That is, archive the websites in question so that we have proof of the misuse), and b) putting together a security plan to deal with this kind of misuse in future and in this current scenario.
I just don't know where to begin. I imagine that in the online world of today this kind of thing is unfortunate but commonplace. Therefore I imagine there are companies that are already set up to aid businesses in these situations. Can anyone recommend a comapny that does this kind of thing. Moreover, is there a "best practice" reference that I could use to devise our own internal procedures for dealing with this.
I've been pointed in the direction of applications that can be used to effectively "download" a whole website onto a local machine. I don't like the idea of this at all due to a) wasted bandwidth used to download the site, b) legal issues with downloading a commercial website to a local machine.
So, I'm lost. Can anyone here recommend anything or point me in the right direction?