anyone else been hit by this?
i was just wandering around and noticed my latest blog post copy pasted into here : http://thewomanmag.info/womanflor/2008/08/12/and-im-back/
does word press have any rules regarding this? can i stop it?
It would be helpful if you had posted both URLs, your own, and the “stolen” one.
It’s a blog that immediately reproduces every post that includes the tag “woman” or “women”! Here are their four latest posts and the originals:
Most likely they are getting the posts off of the RSS feeds for the blogs. Do you have your blogs set to show only a summary, or the entire post (settings > discussion)? I always set my RSS feeds to show only a summary so that splogs and scrapers only get a summary of a line or two, not the entire post.
http://thewomanmag.info is a self-hosted blog using the software from wordpress.org (<meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress 2.1″ />), and neither wordpress.com, nor wordpress.org has any control over self-hosted blogs.
The whois information can be found here: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=thewomanmag.info
You can find more information on them here: http://stolen.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/thewomanmaginfo/
@thesacredpath: Many thanks!
Would it be useful to notify other bloggers whose posts appear in that blog?
With 5353 posts (according to the count in the category widget) that would be a lifelong project, but then again, if you were to alert say 25 or 50 and then they would contact the webhost and/or send in DMCA cease and desist letters, it may get the site shut down much quicker.
Thanks again, thesacredpath. I didn’t dream of contacting thousands of people, of course – I just thought I’d leave a comment to the four I linked above and urge them to carry on with others.
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