Monday, June 19, 2006

A Bad Blogger Trend - Syndication Without Credit

Copyright © 2006 Laurie D. T. Mann

Please read my blog entries at my Web site:

As I've been saying for years, I like to be linked to. Whenever anyone's written to me and asked me if they can link to something I've put online, I don't hesitate to say, "Of course. This is the Web - you can link to anything you'd like."

Recently, though, I've been finding some of my blog entries copied without any attribution for the sole purpose of third parties getting a few pennies from Google or other advertisers. This is just another form of plagarism, and I think it's very unfair. So I'll be annoyingly beginning all future blog entries with a separate copyright notice and a link back to my site.


Michael A. Burstein said...

In a way, I'm glad others are starting to do this as well. I felt oddly conspicuous when I added a copyright notice to the bottom of my blog entries...

Laurie said...

I generally have a copyright note on a side margin; at least, I do for most of my pages. I just found I don't have that for my blog. However, since the actual content is towards the middle of the page, and since that material can be "syndicated" without your consent, I feel compelled to add a copyright notice to each entry.