I registered with MyFreeCopyright.com last May at the suggestion of some other bloggers. In July, I stopped getting my updates by emails. I just finally had time to check out why the emails stopped coming and someone has registered my blog to another site! In fact, one of them is named PIRATE — um, that worries me a bit.
I cannot contact the company from their site nor have I been able to get help in any way from them. I still have my initial emails from them and now I am worried a bit more.
Doing a google search, I came upon some scary stuff like THIS or THIS oh and THIS — even more scary is THIS and the site just changed owners HERE and reading through the notes, it says that you only get the free service for 3 months. So it was almost exactly 3 months when I stopped getting updates. I also just came across this post HERE.
I am asking around about what is exactly legal and from what I can gather is that they cannot assign rights to anyone else for my blog. I have a back up for my blog that is saved whenever I post to it. I also started using the “send post to my email” function on blogger. I don’t think anyone can steal my work since I do have all the posts in one place. I haven’t been able to google any of my work as showing up on other sites.
I am now finding a lot of other bloggers that this is happening too. I think the whole thing is just a scam since the only way to really copyright anything is through the government.
I just found this nicely done article HERE