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Modern Crusader: Plagiarism Today with Jonathan Bailey

When you look around the world today, especially in the blogosphere, do you find many serious crusaders? I have, and Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today is one of my modern crusader heroes. When it comes to defending copyrights, few are better at digging into the truth and destroying the myths than Jonathan Bailey. While admittedly […]

Copyrights and the Blogger: Protect What is Yours

Blog Critics’ article “Copyright And The Blogger Syndicate” discusses the ongoing battle between blog syndication and social networking and copyright protection and sums it up beautifully with two instructions to all bloggers: 1. Protect your blog to begin with. How you go about this, depends largely on whether you’re a contributor to a larger site […]

Idiot Alert: Don’t Share Your GMail RSS Feeds

While many of us blogging bloggers have been doing battle against splogs and content thieves, Inside Google reminds us that blog feeds aren’t the only feeds out there being used and abused: Okay, this should be a no-brainer, but just because Gmail offers RSS feeds doesn’t mean you should offer them to the public. A […]

AntiLeech Splog Stopper: Fighting Back Against Content Thieves

I often have these kinds of thoughts: “What if smokers had to ask for a smoking section in a restaurant, assuming all restaurants catered first to non-smokers?” “What if everyone thought first of asking permission before borrowing and taking what wasn’t theirs?” “What if the people were able to vote on whether or not they […]

Digital Fingerprints Help Track Blog Content Theft

In an attempt to help bloggers track down content theft and copyright violations, MaxPower.ca has created the Digital Fingerprint Detecting Content Theft WordPress Plugin for full version WordPress blogs. The plugin injects a “digital fingerprint” manually into your posts which is seen only in your feeds, not in the post itself. Install and activate the […]

How To Spot a Splog

After publishing “One Year Anniversary Review: Splogs – The Dark Side of Blogging”, I had several people ask me how to know if a blog is a splog or spam blog. Here are some simple clues to look for. In a Splog, Nothing Adds Up Nor Matches Splogs, spamming blogs, are often little more than […]

Proud to Showcase YOUR Work: Sploggers Turn Dopplebloggers

Max Power’s article, “You’ve Heard of Splogs. Meet Dopplebloggers”, is a must read if you give any thought about the “good side” of content theft as well as the bad side. Recently, it has come to my attention that there is a new type of insipid blogger. Unlike splogs which are created to promote commercial […]

Combining Ultimate Tag Warrior With Jerome’s Keywords WordPress Plugins – Meet Tags in the Head

As many of you know, I think Christine Davis’ Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin is awesome. And I adore Jerome’s Keywords, so much so that when the two wouldn’t work together, with Christine’s help, we came up with a solution so everyone can use both. Well, Kirk Montgomery of Max Power has come up with […]

The Growing Trends in Content Theft: Image Theft, Feed Scraping, and Website Hijacking

Stealing content directly off your site or blog and posting it on another blog, or even in magazine, is the most common method of content theft. With the increase in technology, other methods of content theft are growing, and are, unfortunately, easy to do. These include image theft, RSS/feed content theft and website hijacking. Image […]

Finding Stolen Content and Copyright Infringements

I recently discussed your options and what to do if someone steals your content. Now, let’s look at how to find out if someone has stolen your content. There are various ways to find copyright infringements of your photographs and writings. Currently, there isn’t just one source, so check through these different services on a […]

What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content

Having been the target of copyright thieves, and working with writers, authors, and photographers on copyright protection and laws for over 25 years, I thought I’d talk a little about what to do when someone steals your content. First, you noticed that I didn’t say “if” someone steals your content. That was on purpose. With […]