When copy theft comes too close to home

Until recently, copy theft (plagiarism) was something that only ever happened to other people out on the Web. Sure, as a Gloucestershire copywriter I’d read about it happening and know the basics of copyright law, but it had never struck close to home for me. Now it has, and a recent experience has shown how you can get redress when someone steals your carefully crafted words…

I was in the middle of creating some new content for an existing client. A couple of years ago we’d updated his garden design and landscaping website with a lot of new SEO copy. Since then, in conjunction with new website design and photography, my copy had contributed to a transformation of my client’s business on the web. He was pleased, very pleased. Read what happened next…

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