Caught red-handed.

Stealing From “City Lakes Real Estate”

Note to Readers: imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery . . . but copying verbatim (plagiarizing) is illegal!

That appears to be exactly what something called “Dirk Isabelle’s Blog” is doing to “City Lakes Real Estate.”

I’ve been advised by a local attorney that simply locating the offending blog — never mind suing them for copyright infringement, or getting an injunction to prevent such behavior — could be exorbitantly expensive (likeliest location: somewhere outside the U.S.).

So instead, I’ll settle for . . . embarrassing whomever is behind the offending blog (or is it “bot??”), by posting the highly incriminating screen capture above.

P.S.: To Google, Bing, Yahoo! and American Online: if you’re reading this, how about helping me out?

All you have to do is purge the copycat blog from your search engines, so that readers find “City Lakes Real Estate,” not my illegal doppelg√ɬ§nger, in their search results . . .

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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