Thursday, February 24, 2011

Content Stealing Website Update

Remember the post below about how this awful website was stealing RSS feeds from me and basically every other blogger?  Well, I (and a bunch of other bloggers) emailed the site owner, who, as we expected from a spam blog, had no response and didn't take down the pages.  So on Monday, I sent a DMCA letter to the site host.  When I checked yesterday, the site was still stealing feeds, but had changed the format, so the feeds were all mixed up with each other - I guess the owner was hoping that if they didn't quote an entire post, it would fall under fair use.  However, I got an email today while I was at the doctor letting me know that the site has been suspended! 

Thank you to all of you who emailed the owner!  I'm really really proud of us!  Take that, content theives!  Don't mess with Book Hooked Blog (and friends!)! 

10 comments:

  1. That's great news. Thanks for rounding up the troops the way you did...sometimes the good guys really do win one.

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  2. GO JULIE GO!!!
    I'm glad everyone banded together and got this taken care of.

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  3. whoa, didn't know this was going on. glad it is resolved.
    btw, i just awarded you:
    http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  4. Yay, this is really great news. We can be a powerful bunch :)

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