As a few other bloggers have shared, a website called QuiltPatternsPro has been publishing the blog posts of many, many quilting bloggers without our permission and without linking back to the original blog posts. It's flat out plagiarism and illegal.
This site is hosted by GoDaddy.com and as a part of their terms, if one of their sites is violating the copyright of someone else (ie. us!!) we can contact GoDaddy.com and put in a complaint. I already wrote an email to GoDaddy.com Copyright Claims and wanted to share it with everyone so that you have a simple way to see what a copyright claim with GoDaddy requires.
If you want to use the same letter, GO AHEAD. If you want to tweak it, SUPER. It's important that we don't put up with infringement -- no matter how big or small your blog is.
To Whom It Best Concerns:
The website QuiltPatternsPro.com which is serviced by GoDaddy.com is currently violating the copyright of myself as well as many, many other quilting bloggers by illegally copying our content without permission and without referencing the original sources.
Electronic Signature: (LEGAL NAME HERE) 4/8/14
The content that has been copied illegally has all come from my blog site: littlebunnyquilts.blogspot.com
The content that has been copied illegally can be found here: http://www.
The owner of the blog http://www.quiltpatternspro.
I absolutely DID NOT give QuiltPatternsPro.com permission to post my blog content in any way.
I affirm that the above statement is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Please let me know if you have further questions regarding this issue, I'm going to imagine that you are going to get a barrage of complaints against this site today.
Best,(LEGAL NAME HERE)