Copyright Infringement

I noticed that somebody has stolen this instructable, but the author hasn't done anything on instructables since 2006. The stolen version has different photos, but near word for word duplication. Anyone have a suggestion on what can be done about these types of situations?

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The Jamalam8 years ago
It's ironic that in the copy it says:
If you don’t have it, buy it. Or BitTorrent it. Don’t shoplift. Stealing is a crime; Piracy is sharing.
Weissensteinburg (author)  The Jamalam8 years ago
haha, good point.
sharlston8 years ago
its not copyright because the first ible wasnt patentted
You set a copyright whenever you publish an instructable. In the final page, you set a license.
oh ok
Weissensteinburg (author)  sharlston8 years ago
Copyright is created from the point you put any creative material into tangible form. This message that I'm typing right now is instantly copyrighted. I own the thoughts that I'm writing. A patent gives an inventor the exclusive rights to his or her invention.
oh ok please dont reply to this message
You need to do some research (or maybe just read a dictionary). Patent and copyright are separate legal concepts. Copyright entails from the moment of creation, and applies to any form of creative art. Patent requires government certification, and applies only to realizable objects or processes.
lemonie8 years ago
I'm not so sure it's a steal. This hack is probably widely enough known that he could have got the idea from anywhere. L
Weissensteinburg (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Did you read it? He even uses the same jokes, "If you need help here, ask a give year old. If you don't have a five year old, make one."
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