Duane Lester at the All American Blogger tells a story on how to handle getting mugged by another publication.
Lester wrote an article for his blog that appeared, virtually verbatim, in a local newspaper in Missouri. Instead of folding, he fought back and asserted his copyright. He presented a bill for the story to the paper and walked out with the $500 check he was seeking.
Here is his story. Take notes if you blog or free lance. Bookmark this one.