I have started branding my blog posts with all of my identity information in the last paragraph, including name, phone number, e-mail, business and address because I am finding more and more of my blog posts showing up in “no host” sites as belonging to them. They are taking my blog posts in their entirety and re-blogging them without credit to the original author. That is stealing and it is a violation of copy write laws but how to enforce them.
I don’t have a problem with the sites that pick up my posts and then repost them giving me credit for the posting. That just gets me more exposure on the web. I think the people that do that are kind of lazy for not writing their own posts and using someone else’s work in a site that is just there to get Google Adsense money, but that is their thing. It is the ones that don’t say who they are and are just farming people coming into the site for Google Adsense and other referral income without credit to the authors that I really object to. For instance, I “borrowed” this picture from another website, but am giving credit to Agency Spy for their good work on this artwork: I even linked the picture to their URL so they get double credit for it. Now this takes a bit more time than just running an RSS feed to your website, but it is the right thing to do. Interestingly, when I contact Google about the use of my material on sites with Adsense, the could care less, even though it wasn't supposed to be done. All they care about, it appears, are the click throughs. They suggested that I sue.
Well, that is my rant for today. If you would like to discuss this problem, or are interested in mortgage information, contact me, Fred Chamberlin, at 541-342-7576/541-221-3455 cell or e-mail me. Alpine Mortgage Planning is located at 1200 Executive Pkwy., Ste. 100, Eugene OR 97401. May your posts be safe, and I hope this one goes up on the automatic posting on one of those sites.