Exactly What to Do When Someone Copies Your Work
That moment when you spot a similar work is the worst.
Your stomach drops. You get upset.
Here's the best way to handle it:
If You Don't Have a Copyright
You can send a cease + desist letter telling them to stop using the work.
But, if they don't respond, there's not much you can do.
It's very hard to protect your work unless you register it.
But you still have a chance to register it.
Once you see that someone has copied your work, you have 30 days to file a copyright and protect it.
If You Have a Copyright
You send them a cease + desist letter telling them to stop using your work or pay damages.
If they don't respond, you can have their website or post taken down.
Keep it off social media.
There's nothing good that can come from blasting another company to your followers.
Keep it classy and handle it behind the scenes.