Passion For Stealing

Posted by on Sep 08 2015

As many of you may remember, I had a lovely time a while ago with people stealing text from my website. Now, someone has upped the anty by stealing the layout and logo design of my website. How did I find out? A colleague noticed the similarities and let me know.

I contacted the life coach who’s logo and banner layout was extraordinarily similar to mine, and within two days, she modified her logo and banner.

In another instance, the entire text from my home page was on another coach’s website. Within three days, she had removed it and replaced it with her own text. In both these cases, they said it was their website designer who had stolen my ideas.

Can we not trust website designers? Can we not have clauses in our contracts with them, stating plainly that they are creating original websites for us and any damages for copyright infrigment will be fully upon the website designer?

And why should I have to pay an attorney to get these modifications made, or to take people to court?



6 comments for now

6 Responses to “Passion For Stealing”

  1. Kelly

    Ok Karyn… you have you know whats the size of West Texas!

    I love it! I think that copycats should be boldly exposed like this.

    15 Jun 2006 at 2:45 pm

  2. Karyn Greenstreet

    Hi, Kelly,

    I figure if they’re willing to put their site up publicly, then they have to be ready for public scrutiny.


    15 Jun 2006 at 3:33 pm

  3. Barry Zweibel

    Karyn ~ I’m glad you were able to resolve the logo-thing.

    I do find it refreshing that Jamuna modified her logo so quickly, though. It suggests that her use of the Karyn-like logo was completely unintentional.

    Regardless, I’m reminded once again what a very big place the Internet can be and how important it is for us to regularly scan what’s going on out there.

    21 Jun 2006 at 1:19 pm

  4. Anonymous

    It is interesting that you are talking about Plagiarizm, but your technology tiger logo and title is the almost the same as “Taming the Paper Tiger” of Barbara Hemphill,a very well know professional organizer.

    22 Jun 2006 at 5:24 pm

  5. Karyn Greenstreet

    I disagree completely. Barbara Hemphill’s site logo looks nothing like the Technology Tiger website logo.

    It also looks nothing like her book covers:

    The phrase “Taming The _____ Tiger” has been used numerous times, from technology, to clutter, to Buddhism, to drug abuse programs, to teamwork. (Just type “Taming The Tiger” into or and you’ll see for yourself.)

    “Taming The Tiger” is a common usage phrase in the English language and is not plagiarism.

    22 Jun 2006 at 9:17 pm

  6. Karyn Greenstreet

    Someone just emailed me.

    Joni Mitchell has an album called, “Taming The Tiger.”

    I guess it is a “common use” phrase if Joni Mitchell is singing about it.

    24 Jun 2006 at 11:53 pm

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