The content of my website was abused by http://www.exercise-induced-asthma.com/asthma-medicine/ and they used my personal photo and text at my page Day 2 – 3 unmedicated days and made it look like I am participating in their site. I am not participating in http://www.exercise-induced-asthma.com/asthma-medicine/ and I was not back then either. Even another lady got her personal photo stolen and also her text from her blog where she blogs about being a mom to an asthmatic kid, and even her they made it look like she were participating in their site, neither did she.
I contacted them several times by email and even told the police.
Today I got this message from their site webmaster:
[Annelie on asthma, humor, and the world.] Contact
“Annelie, I finally saw your comment today about your content on my site. I purchased the site about 6 weeks ago and have not looked at the site since I bought it. I did not realize it had a scraper to pull content from other sites. I have removed all the content from the site and will be redoing it with original content. I want to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Randy ”
I wonder about the sincerity in this. He says it had a scraper to pull content from other sites. What does that mean? I have worked with some web design myself and have created several sites, and updated them as well, and I know that for some material to end up on someones website normally a person have to add it there by hand and upload it with either copy and paste, a publishing tool or FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
I sometimes put things on my blog too, to discuss a case. But I make sure that it is clear it is not I who have created the material, and I never put people in a context that make it look like they are participating with me in my site, and I do not make it look like the text and content used is something else than what it is. Also I do not use phtos in that way either. That would be abusing people, twisting the story and the truth of the text. I only put material as a quote as it is, and then comment it, and I also always state my source. This is the nice a right way to do it. And when I do so it is mostly because my blog is in english, and some articles are not. So that is why I sometimes qoute others on their sites to be able to talk about it. I have no interest in stealing others contents and made it look like I was the creator. But this http://www.exercise-induced-asthma.com/asthma-medicine/ did to me. They made it look like I was participating with my face and my text, and they made it look like they wrote the text and that they were the owner of the photo. That is not cool.
Using someones personal photo and text and make it look like they are participating in an article, website or whatever without them doing so, is abuse, offensive to the owner and also it is breaking the law.
Well, now I have checked the site http://www.exercise-induced-asthma.com/asthma-medicine/ and all content on the site is deleted. Good for him. Or the police would be knocking on his door.
I have no regard for people using my photos, text and articles / content and make it look like I am in it and they are the creator. And if people are making money from it it is even worse. If someone quote me on my words and use it in a positive way, and do so to discuss my content, link to me, or use it in a school essay, plus make it obvious and totally clear that it is a quote, that Annelie made this, and they put the source there I would not react as harsh.
If you want me to participate anywhere ask me.