Is there anything I could do to prevent me triggering this and have it happen again?
Things that might have caused it:
As a tech blog, it's difficult not to credit sources and send links or give direct links to tutorials.
Unless commenting on another story (not copy pasting blindly) we do try and post 'original' items so to speak.
Could the blog roll have done it?
Could excess links make it appear that I'm advertising?
2. Blog duplicates.
I've seen several spam blogs copy my posts publish them. I think it's automatically done and I read that it could be perceived that you were the spammer.
I just ignore them as there's nothing I can do to stop them posting things I've posted online. Though I kinda find it flattering they'd even bother with my site for that.
3. Copyright material.
Not sure about this at all - no clue with law.We may post photos/videos to comment on them/highlight them, but that's a certain style of blogging isn't it?
We don't link out to illegal stuffs (that I'm aware of...though some awful phones Nokia's been putting out could be regarded as criminal)