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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stolen content alert

I recently googled for my blog (since I was in Google search anyway) and lo and behold up pops the following website:


This is a verbatim copy of my own blog post by the same title:  Does Eating Carbohydrates Cause Diabetes? without attribution.  

I post this here to alert others of this website that seems to contain a TON of blog content by who knows how many writers out there.  Some of my readers with their own blogs may want to google some of their phrases to make sure they're not having their content swiped.

13 comments:

Paul Jaminet said...

Hi CarbSane,

I had the same problem. If you have your RSS feed only show partial content that will greatly reduce the stealing. Much easier for them to copy an RSS feed than to go scrape a web site.

Beth Mazur gave me this link: http://perishablepress.com/press/2009/09/23/protect-against-content-thieves/

CarbSane said...

Thanks Paul! (and Beth :D )

Atika said...

What's really funny is that they stole your stolen contents.

http://organic.funcrops.com/stolen-content-alert/

CarbSane said...

Holy crap! LOL Thanks for the heads up and welcome!

Gidon said...

Hi,
I'm the health and wellness/Health Policy editor at Before It's News. Our site is a People Powered news platform with over 2,500,000 visits a month and growing fast.
We would be honored if we could republish your Blog's RSS feed in our Health and wellness category. Our readers need to read what your blog has to say.
Syndicating to Before It's News is a terrific way spread the word and grow your audience. Many other organizations are using Before It's News to do just that. We can have your feed up and running in 24 hours. I just need you to reply with your permission to do so. Please include the full name and email of the person who will be attached to the account, and let me know the name you want on the account (most people have their name or their blog name).
You can also have any text and/or links you wish appended to the end or prepended to the beginning of each of your posts on Before It's News.
Just email me the text and links that you want at the beginning and/or ending of each post. If you know html you can send me that. If not, just send me the text and a link to your site. It should be around 200 characters or less (not including links).
You can, if you like, create a custom feed for Before It's News that includes multiple links back to your blog or web site. We only require that RSS feeds include full stories, not partial stories. We don't censor or edit work.
If you have any other blogs or websites you would like featured on before it's news, you can send the details for those feeds as well.
Thank you,
Gidon Belmaker
Editor, Before It's News
gidon@beforeitsnews.com
www.beforeitsnews.com

bluetooth.Enabled said...

CarbSane,

maybe this info will help,


whois: about the scraper site

Reporting Blogger copyright infringement to Google

Sue said...

I see you've put your pic up over at Chronicles. Will you be doing the same here?

CarbSane said...

Thanks for all the advice. I've truncated my feed now to the jump break and added a disclaimer so if it gets stolen and someone reads it they'll hopefully have done me a favor to increase traffic back here :-)

CarbSane said...

BTW, along with including a link to my blog & disclaimer in my feed, another suggestion I found was to "spread the word". I did this to half a dozen sites whose content I googled form that site this morning dropping comments on their blogs (and in one case emailing the admin of a celiac website). This just sucks how easy it is and that there will likely be no consequences for the offender.

CarbSane said...

Site's gone now. Mission Accomplished!

skcubrats said...

You might want to check copyright law. Wouldn't the fact that you posted the contents on your site on such and such a date(before the content appeared on sites Y and Z) constitute proof of your ownership of said intellectual property?

CarbSane said...

Thanks skcubrats & welcome! Yes, clearly what they were doing (to MANY bloggers) violated copyright laws.

It would be nice if Blogger had some sort of automated system to check for this kind of thing with their hosted content. The half dozen others I alerted I found by googling long phrases. I plan to write them about some better instruction for setting up the RSS feeds. Something as simple as recommending publishing only partial content or including a default ownership "disclaimer" on all feeds seems very reasonable.

It was really funny how they lifted and published this post in their "Nutrition" section ;-)

I guess this sort of thing happens all the time. :(

Jimmy Moore said...

Welcome to the club! This happens to my content on virtually a daily basis.

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