Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Anger? It's White Hot...


Defend your blog from theft!

Paremos a bitacle org Stop bitacle org



Although you might think that piracy is no longer a valid way to make a living, you would be wrong. Bitacle.org is currently reviving the job skills once important only to Blackbeard and Captain Morgan and has been busy plundering the seas of the Internet, stealing and uploading entire blog content in order to entice repeat visitors and readers to the advertiser driven website.

I am only one of many.

Katherine, or Mama Tulip, is shutting her wonderful blog down.

Although Bitacle has recently added a "copyright" addendum to the end of the stolen posts, it is too fucking little, too fucking late.

They have uploaded almost my entire blog... Including photos... this gross invasion has left any safety that I have felt with Sitemeter worthless... no longer do I have a clear idea of who is reading my blog, how they got there and just how long they stay... it makes me sick to my stomach.

And it pisses me off.

I have changed my "Feed" options, setting them to "short'' which should prevent further splogging, but I question if I too should shut down...

To see if you have also been a victim, follow this link and the instructions within.

*** Update ***

As there is very little I can do about the content which has already been heisted, I am not going to stop blogging... what's done is done is done.

However, I am looking into other blog hosts to see if any offer more protection from splogging (my favorite new word! spam + blog = splog).

Suggestions?


26 comments:

Lena said...

I noticed this a week ago. My entire blog was up. ALL of my archives. I shortened my posts to excerpts, so at least people are forced to click through. But, still...PISSED.

Lena said...

BTW, your feed keeps disappearing from my Bloglines! I just re-added it for the 10th time. Arrrgh!

kim said...

great as if you havent had enough trouble with the nasty anonymous commentor crap ....
its always something ...but not enough to make you give it up i hope ?

Melissa said...

Thanks for the heads up ... I have 25 posts stolen.

carrie said...

L-A-M-E! I am so sorry, these people suck!

Carrie

Pattie said...

Kristen,
I am sorry about Mama Tulip, too.
As you know, my entire blog was stolen, too. I also shortened my feeds, courtesy of Fueled by Coffee's suggestions. Hopefully, that will help.

PS: Please don't shut down! :(

Connie said...

I had no idea about this! Thanks for the info. What the hell is next?

Don't let them get you down.

Nicki said...

Not blog savvy, don't really understand, but I feel your pain and frustration. Explain later.

Joannah said...

That's crazy! I'd be angry too.

Recovering Wino said...

They did it to all the ClubMom blogs..I don't know how they get away with it! I am glad you brought this to people's attention.

Los said...

For what it's worth, I really hope you don't shut down - I enjoy your posts and like your writing style.

I don't know if I should be glad or miffed, but none of my postings were stolen ... sigh.

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Lovely, just lovely. They're making money off my blog and I'm not!!!

Christina_the_wench said...

Stay with us, girl. Screw them.

Mel said...

DON'T! You DARE! leave the blogosphere.

I am so sorry Mamatulip is quitting... what a bummer. They only got three of my posts, and I figure whatever, meh, I'm not that great so why worry?

It's a compliment of sorts, but it really sucks that they're thieving from bloggers.

Melissa said...

What a bunch of assholes. Now I am not cool enough for them to have stolen anything of mine, but I found some of your and a few other people who I read all the time.

Don't let them run you off.

Kristi said...

Oh dang. Apparently my content is not worth stealing. Now I feel bad about myself. Thanks a lot.

This is all very serious, but it still reminds me of the Bob Marley song..."Oh pirates, yes they rob I..."

Really, though...good luck with the bad guys.

Rach said...

Have you checked into WordPress to host your blog? I've looked into myself just for posting purposes because when adding pictures, you don't have to repost the entire blog. Good luck!

emma said...

Thanks for alerting me to this problem. As a blogging virgin, I had no idea this was going on. Please don't stop blogging because of this, just fight bitacle the best way you can.

Jenny said...

Mine's up there too.

Bitches.

Anonymous said...

It is so wrong that this type of stuff can happen. What can you do?

Kathryn M. said...

I have seen this same post up all over the internet. It appears that Bitacle got a lot of you.

Ann D said...

I hope ClubMom will decide to take action.

I wonder if ASJA.org (US)or Cancopy.org (Canada) have anything on their websites that might be helpful. I'm a member of both organizations, but haven't checked out either site yet.

Mommy off the Record said...

My posts were stolen too. I'm pissed, but mostly pissed that it's pushed some bloggers to quit altogether :(

InterstellarLass said...

I can't figure out how to tell if they have my content or not! What bastards!

InterstellarLass said...

Ugh. I figured it out. They only have 30+ recent posts. But they're still bastards.

Kel said...

Ok I have no idea how to figure it out. I'm so stupid today.