Just minutes ago I received an email from a person to let me know that some scumbag had stolen one of my plans and posted it on a Squiddo page. Sure enough, there it was along with a bunch of banners for our infamous Ted. In all my years on the www I have never run into anyone with with less class than these characters.
Please don't support these leeches and maybe they will give up and go away.
Yep Frank, I basically had the same thing happen to me a couple months ago. Then when I brought it to his attention I was locked out of the conversation, and he's still going at it. I don't post much of my stuff on the internet anymore. Either people will steal it from you, or they will EXPECT you to take the the time to write up an article on how to make it, with pictures, and give it all away for free. Remember when it was considered as impolite to ask strangers for something other then driveing directions ? Things are not good out there, and is one of the main reasons that I get an attitude. I'm getting older and fedup with it all. It certainly dampens the motivation to be inventive when there are no rewards to do it.
We have had the same thing happen with our Plans but our lawyer did get a settlement out of the dope and out plan pulled. It cost more than I was losing but it felt better as well. You will also notice that they have an affiliate program that people within woodworking are taking advantage of. I guess they don't care if it is ripped off either as long as they make a buck off of it.