coachm - 1:47 am on Mar 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't have time, as a writer, to spend much time hunting down copies of my stuff, but as someone above said, once in a while. One case, relatively recently -- a guy had a bunch of my articles on his site, in addition to articles allegedly written by famous people (I remember several from Dana White). After a few interchanges with the guy, where he tried to claim ignorance, etc, I suggested I'd ensure he could never show up in the search engines without my story about what he'd done, AND THAT if I wasn't compensated according to our fee sked, I'l forward Dana's material to Dana (head of UFC). We agreed on a fair fee of >$500, he took down that particular site, but continues with more legit practices. Sometimes we cry..but SOMETIMES, we have a good 'larf.
(I scrapped the entire offending site before talking to him, so I'd have the evidence to send to others victimized, like Dana White and guest contributor, and inventor of the Internet, Al Gore.
I think some of his guest contribs had been quite dead for some time.