So what inspired me to write this article ? While looking for sites who are linking to my site, found a new link from itportal.in. The site owner copied an article from my site without permission. If you want to find out such sites , just copy and paste the URL on Copyscape.com and it will quickly search for copies of your page on the web.
Found some sites that copied content from www.pcclm.com. Free version will have limitations specific to the number of searches that can be done. But if you are serious about your site and its content , you should go for the premium version of Copyscape. Below are the search results for one my posts on this site which was copied by itportal.in site:
Copyscape also provides free banners to protect against content copying or plagiarism. But ensure to use the banner on your site only if the content is original. In order to respond against plagiarism one can send an email to the offending site owner with a request to remove the content. If the owners details are missing on the offending site, use whois to look up the site details. One may also file a complaint of Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement with Google and other such search engines.
Lastly analyze the type of plagiarism before you take an action against the offending site.
The above image was captured from http://plagiarism.org.For individual content owners, Copyscape and duplichecker are likely the best tools, however for businesses, online services such as iCopyright Discovery and Attributor are more reliable solutions.