The Great Training Robbery, Part 13 of 13

13 ideas for protecting yourself from being ripped off

Burglar, by Terry Freedman

Someone posted in a Facebook group recently that he thinks he's been ripped off. He was pretty sure that someone who had attended a training course of his had taken his materials and then run the training in their school. So, what can you do to lessen the chance of something like this happening to you?

Here are my thoughts on the matter. Please bear in mind these are my personal opinions, and I'm not giving advice, legal or otherwise. But I hope you find the points worth thinking about.

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Set up a Google alert or two

Set up a Google alert for your name, and perhaps the name of your course: I was once alerted to the fact that a Local Authority was, without permission, selling a resource I'd created. I contacted them and offered them the opportunity to take it down or share the proceeds with me. They chose the former.

Concluding remarks

To be honest, I think if someone really wants to steal your stuff there's not much you can do about it. However, it's worth trying to make it difficult, just in case a large company decides to do so.

I hope you have enjoyed this series, and found it useful.