It’s absolutely ridiculous how often my damn gig text and bio text gets stolen - at this point it’s impacting my productivity because I have to run Copyscape literally every other day just to keep up with these pieces of crap. Today I had a new thief that had popped up overnight and didn’t even try to hide the fact he stole my entire bio:
…literally all he did was trade out his name (in all caps, too) for my own. The only gig he has active is also a 100% match to my own gig text on my most popular gig. I mean, do they just think they’ll slide under the radar? I’ve made no secret of the fact I routinely and aggressively protect my work and brand, you’d think they’d learn. Copyscape has a nifty little shared URL report feature that Fiverr CS finds helpful - these absolute pieces of human excrement get their ill-gotten gigs taken down real fast, but I’m frankly tired of playing whack-a-mole with lowlife plagiarizers. Fiverr should be doing more to proactively prevent this - if they have systems in place to check for images being stolen in gig galleries, they should have the same protections in place for gig text.
I’m done playing around with it, honestly. I’m adding in new footers to my gigs:
If they’re going to steal, I’m going to provide myself with the means to protect my original work clearly and concisely.