Moosetick - 7:36 pm on Feb 8, 2006 (gmt 0) How much text are you talking about here?
Before you put your text in the public view, email it to a gmail account, hotmail account, your state rep, the president and a few other places. Then if the other person steals it you can show that you were in posession of it on date X. If the thieves can't prove they had posession of it before that date, then they can't prove they wrote it.
How much text are you talking about here?