Here are the emails that alerted me:
I think somebody at Recycled Gaming plagerized a portion of your Christmas video game special, word-for-word:As you can imagine, I am very upset about this. I sent the following message to the webmaster of both:
It's worse than I originally stated. As far as I can see, EVERY game review at Recycled Gaming is ripped from your site. They have spaced things differently and cut parts of your original review out, but your specific words have been retained. Also, they have opened up a second website called Modern Classic Gaming, and it also has all of its reviews lifted from your site. It also has sponsor ads, so they are making money off you.
I'll wait for you to contact the two sites, because basically, I would be asking them to shut down both of their Web sites.
The last time something like this occurred, my readers were instrumental in getting the problem resolved. I do not have the time to comb through all the reviews on these sites, but if you see any that qualify as plagiarism, please bring it to the immediate attention of the web master (via their contact us link). Politely ask for it to be removed.I run the site www.videogamecritic.net. It has been brought to my attention that many
of your reviews are plagiarized versions of the reviews on my site.
For example, Mortal Kombat II for the Super Nintendo and several of your
Christmas reviews. I'm told there are countless others.My reviews are registered with the US Copyright office and it is illegal to
reproduce any portion of them without my permission.I have spend endless hours over the past 10 years writing these reviews.
They are my intellectual property and it is extremely upsetting to see them copied
for profit.I am going to have to ask you to immediately remove all of the plagiarized reviews
from you site(s). I have been advised there are two sites in question that contain my
reviews:http://www.recycledgaming.com/http://www.modernclassicgaming.com/Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
It might also be helpful to bring this issue up on the message boards of the sites in question. This could help spread awareness that many of the reviews are not legitimate.
Hopefully we can resolve this quickly and quietly.
Keep me posted, and as always, thank you for your support