Is stealing common on WP blog sites?
So, the other day I had a pingback on my site. I went to the website to discover that my entire blog post had been cut and pasted into their blog. I don’t feel it was referenced properly. It feels like someone “stealing” my post. I left a comment just saying that I would appreciate it if they want to use my stuff that they would reference properly. I tried to revisit the site and it indicates that it is now a private blog site that I cannot visit. I have no way of figuring out if I can do anything more about this, nor prevent it from happening again! I don’t want to make my own blog private. Is there any way to block certain blog sites from visiting my site?
Thanks very much.
The blog I need help with is murmursofmyheart.wordpress.com.
Also, be aware of the reblogging phenomenon. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/we-all-like-to-reblog/
And no, there’s no way of preventing people from visiting a site that’s public online.
Thank you both for your time and the information. I wish that it were a reblog but unfortunately it was not. Thanks again! :)
I’m sorry this happened to you. I got so sick of investing time and energy into making DMCA complaints to web hosts to have my stolen content removed that I reduced my RSS feed for post here > Settings > Reading to “Summary”
BTW all of the content thieves who hit my blogs were on self-hosted WordPress.org installs or on Blogger ie. .blogspot.com blogs.
@TT & @RC – can a Private site be flagged as Spam? The OP could explain in the spam notice that the blog that is now Private scooped entire sections of their blog – can’t give the target unless they saved the pingback info but the should have the URL of their own content.
A Private one can’t, as far as I know. It can still be reported to Abuse though. I believe password-protected posts allow you to report the blog as a whole.
abuse at wordpress dot com should do the trick.
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