I posted this account of a recent trip on my web site. I just discovered that bikeovernights.org has an account of the same trip, and says it is a write-up that was posted by "Walter Stovall" (me). But I never made a post at bikeovernights.org.
I can only surmise that somebody there decided to lift this stuff from my web site and post it there as though done by me. I'm flattered in some ways. But I also feel an invasion of privacy. The bio at their web site reads like an Q&A interview with me but I was never asked questions and all the answers are quotes lifted from places on my web site.
I get emails (one so far) when people post comments at bikeovernights.org about this trip. The email has a link for admin of the comments but I can't login there. I never created an account there and don't know the login credentials.
My wife says this is not fair use of my material and I should sue them. I don't feel so strongly about it but I do feel a little violated. On the other hand I can't find anything about the bikeovernights.org post that I consider specifically offensive. The bio itself is really what invoked the feelings of unfair use.
I think if somebody at bikeovernights.org had asked permission to do this I would feel totally different about it.
I'm curious what my friends at bikeforums.net would think about this?