so how do you protect yourself from it?
there is a great site called Copyscape, they offer an initial free service which returns a limited amount of results,
however for a small fee of 0.05c USD per search you can even access an api that will automatically report to you.
minimum purchase is 100 searches, or $5.00USD but I think its well worth it. I just bought 100 searches with the use of my trusty "prezzy card" and I don't regret it.
plus there is a number of options for cool banners such as this one:
its a very handy and neat little webpage - powered by google alerts api apparently, however its still very handy to find out if your content is being stolen.
Copyscape also have a handy guide on what to do if you find you are a victim of plagiarism
thats located HERE
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Comment by juha, on 21-Feb-2007 19:31
When you find out, what do you do?
Comment by Mark McCrohon, on 21-Feb-2007 22:27
I have developed a plagiarism detection tool called DOC Cop (http://www.doccop.com) that may be of interest. DOC Cop does NOT take ownership or copyright of your material and does not retain your material beyond the time it takes to generate your report. DOC Cop scans a document of up to 500 words against the web in minutes. DOC Cop also scans Word documents very quickly - one million words, a thousand thousand-word documents or Homer's Odyssey against Joyce's Ulysses within 20 minutes.