Two days ago (also May 19), another B/R writer published a new article with the identical title: "The Top 10 NBA Draft Lottery Steals of All Time."
|That's mine on the left, the ripoff on the right.|
What does this mean and what should I do? Has my intellectual property been stolen? It's not plagiarism or anything--the list is very similar (because I got it right the first time), but the text is completely different. However, the title and idea are obviously exactly the same.
Should I just be flattered that my article was a concept worthy of somebody rewriting it a year later? Should I be annoyed that the new one doesn't give me credit for the idea? Shouldn't somebody have contacted me ahead of time? I don't feel good about it. Who knows what the rules are though, the internet is like the Wild West.