He wrote it as described I was pleased with the content - he got paid.
Now this content was for my ebook and it was MASSIVE.Fast writers could take around 6-10 hours to complete it and the pay was pretty good too.
Now I was not all ready to publish the ebook and hence delayed it a bit.
After a few days I google some sentences from it and voila I find hes published the entire ebook in words on his own website - I can confirm its his website.
and like every website it has a footer copyright 2013 xyz
I'm puzzled :confused:
Now i'm thinking about quickly making the ebook and submitting a DCMA complaint!
but how does this work?!
His content was written on the INTERNET before mine was even ready and even if i copy paste the same thing even google will recognize his as ORIGINAL work.
what should I do?
Do not ask me for disputing payments I don't do that and only solution i need is how to get the SAME content under my copyrights.
Additionally, he HAS written it hasn't he?
Does't that make his case stronger?
Now for future encounters -
Lets say I ask a writer to write article ABC
I publish it right after its done.
But its an 'EBOOK'
So even if SOMEONE was to copy all the content and paste it on his blog with sign below ' copyright 2013 his blog name' how am i supposed to defend this??
If i submit DCMA complaint and if he knows what hes doing he can say the content was published first by him and that his blog already has copyrtight logo.
Now if the solution is to Get it copyrighted by paying a fee - its out of option as of now I do not want to use money on it I am really tight on budget I need a way to prevent and solve this issue :/
PS: please don't steal :'(