Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Site displaying content without permission


It looks like there is a web site out there that is displaying content from this blog witihout getting permission or placing the proper citations on their web site.





Here are some of the urls that show the entries from my blog: Copyright infringment screenshot


http://www.hotel-vakanties.nl/ipod-mp3-dvd/axys.php

http://www.hotel-vakanties.nl/ipod-mp3-dvd/av32r.php

http://www.hotel-vakanties.nl/ipod-mp3-dvd/beeld.php

http://www.hotel-vakanties.nl/ipod-mp3-dvd/beste-dvd-speler.php


It looks like all they are doing is displaying the content of my rss feeds. Here is the request that they are making for the rss feed:


194.69.31.76 - - [15/Dec/2004:15:29:23 -0800] "GET /rss.php?blogId=2&profile=rss090 HTTP/1.0" 200 6208 "-" "MagpieRSS/0.51 (+http://magpierss.sf.net)"


I would be fine with that, if they had asked permission or displayed a citation about where they got this content from.


I sent emails to the technical contacts for the domains and the contact list for the registrar of the domain. We'll see what they do.


Update: I just noticed that they are scraping content from another blog as well. http://www.hotel-vakanties.nl/ipod-mp3-dvd/lichtshow.php. I have contacted that blog owner as well to let them know.


Update 12/17/04 16:00: I haven't gotten a response from my emails, so I have decided to redirect their requests for my rss feed to a different rss feed.


Update 12/18/04 09:40: It looks like they didn't like the rss feed that I was giving them. So they stopped pulling the rss feed from my site. It looks like they are pulling the content from http://www.nieuws.nl/