Dear Mom Spark, A Blogger Stole My Idea

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Dear Mom Spark,

I don’t want to get too specific because I would like to stay anonymous, but I’m 100% sure another blogger stole a business idea of mine. Basically, I discussed an idea with this particular blogger in trust (I thought), and he/she basically ran with it leaving me behind.  This blogger is even profiting off of this idea now.

Honestly, I’m more hurt than anything.  I feel like a dummy, too.  What can I do to protect my ideas in the future?  Is there legal action I can take when ideas are stolen?

Thank you for your consideration,

Anonymous

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