What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Idea?

Last Update: September 01, 2018

What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Idea?

It never fails you have a good idea that attracts a lot of attention. You work hours, weeks, months researching your idea and someone comes along an steal your idea that you been working on for quite someone. Yes, it does happen and downright sucks. Of course, people could tell you to cowboy up and let it go..just forget about it... What do you do when people are getting paid off of your hard work?

How would you react?

Have you been a victim of theft lately? How did you react? What did you do?

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nigelchua Premium
Words and ideas are a dime a dozen...and people are often "inspired" to copy and swipe or better still, be transformed and inspired in the proper ways.

I recommend moving on and keep doing good works, focus on your clients/readers/audience =)
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks Nigelchua for sharing your thoughts
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Fleeky Premium Plus
At least it is a sign of a good idea...
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AnthonyMLM Premium
That's true Fleeky, thank for commenting
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slorenzen Premium Plus
From a legal standpoint, you can’t do much if they’ve reworded it. Ideas are not Copyright protected, only words.

If they use your exact words, then you have some options. First thing to do is serve a DMCA takedown notice to the offending blog, their host, and possibly email platform if applicable.

Copyright infringement, words not ideas, is a big deal! I learned this the hard way - my business partner unbeknownst to me stole the exact email sequence for webinars from our main competitor, not once, twice! We’re now in the midst of a lawsuit and I’ve left that partner and everything I honestly slaved over to build, to start over myself.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Wow, thanks for sharing your thoughts Slorenzen
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wwkit626 Premium
I guess there is nothing much I can do about it. yes it sucks.
even on youtube, people copying each other.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks wwkit for commenting
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Vickic3 Premium
I move on and come up with another great idea and keep moving forward
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Vickic
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