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Probably, like many bloggers, I get some of my posts ’stolen’ and then published on other blogs. It’s okay if there are proper return links – though personally I still think permission should be asked before publishing complete posts.
I even heard about one blogger who had his full site stolen – design, content – everything.
It can be frustrating when you find out that information you have sweated over and researched is copied without a second thought by lazy bloggers.
One of the big problems is the automated feeds brigade. They use other people’s content to fill their sites. It’s easy for them and they don’t have to worry about writing anything.
There seems to be no way to stop these as there is usually no contact details on such blogs. I have one person who copies nearly all of my posts.
With the automated feeds it was suggested to me that the best way to partly overcome this is to set the blog settings so that only short feeds are used. This way any readers will have to go to the original source to read the full post/article.
I was wondering what other bloggers thoughts are about having posts stolen, especially by automated feeds? What are others doing to combat this – if anything? Or perhaps you don’t see what the problem is?