Especially for my RSS people

Apologies for the text about content and copyright. Turns out I’m having loads of my blog posts and photos sucked out of this site via an RSS exploiting splog (spam blog) network. You’ll see the blurb I’ve inserted about my content after the first paragraph of each post, visible only through RSS. Like here.

I’m also not posting full content in my feed for awhile. This annoys the crap out of me because I hate it when sites I love force me to click out of my RSS reader to finish a post. Well, now I see why these things happen. What annoys me more is that the content thief is sucking out my entire posts (with my photography) and reposting to several sites with Google Adsense all over them. This jerk is making money off of my work and there’s little I can do about it. I’ve had a look around and done the research and it appears that Google (owner of the Blogger/Blogspot networks) isn’t interested in shutting these crooks down. Even threatening with DMCA Cease and Desists action will do nothing. I’ve made a complaint to Yahoo! (owners of Flickr) regarding my photography theft but expect little to be done there either.

I know there are far bigger websites than mine being stolen, but it really stings. I put my heart and soul into and to have someone steal my words and photos sucks. I would almost feel better about the theft if I was creating some sort of business blog, like perhaps one about debt management or personal organisation, but this is a place to get to know me. It’s personal. I’m being stolen by someone who doesn’t care even a tiny bit about me for Adsense pennies. Not cool.

If you don’t follow me through an RSS feed, should appear as normal. I’m going to keep doing what I do. Sploggers can go to hell.

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4 thoughts on “Especially for my RSS people”

  1. The links in my WordPress Dashboard. I tend to monitor my link activity and so I followed a bunch of recent ones and found my content (along with several other bloggers) were getting RSSjacked. šŸ™

  2. I’m always disappointed when I read about cases like this. Unfortunately, I think there’s very little “the authorities” or owners of media-sharing sites can/will do in this area. My hope is that an organic solution will evolve and the problem will eventually turn into something else … Glad you’re still going to keep doing what you do šŸ™‚

  3. Thank you, tNb. šŸ™‚

    Neil and I are trying to think up a geek-side solution, but not sure what we can do. I suppose if we come up with one, that’s the golden ticket…

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