This morning, I learned from watching my Referrers, that a blog-entry was framed and branded at a commercial website http://www.needlepointers.com Although I have mosted basic copyright statements on my blog, this website has framed all content and all images, including my blog logo-header.
I wrote to the contact at the website, asking for removal of my content and images and specifically telling them that they did NOT have permission to frame and brand any portion of my blog or blog entries.
At 7.31 am this morning, the person wrote back the following:
"Needlepointers.com mission is to be a crafting resource center for our daily visitors. We direct the over 3,000 daily visitors to other crafting site through direct links to those site. Thus increasing traffic to the sites we feature. Links are beneficial to websites because some search engines use links when ranking sites.
The link to your site was a direct links (nothing has been copied). We display your site within a frameset with a small frame at the top to allow our users to return to our site from where they left.
As per your request, we have removed the link to your site.
However we would appreciate you considering giving us permission to continue to link to your site which would be of benefit to you."
Three hours later, the frame is still live and my content and images are still captured there. I decided to place the blog-entry in a PRIVATE mode for now.
What can be done through WordPress.com administration?