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Interesting developments …

PlagiarismToday: Bitacle: What’s Next

PlagiarismToday: Update: Bitacle Removes All Ads

PlagiarismToday: DMCA From Hell (PDF) and Bitacle Update

PlagiarismToday: Update: Google Responds (Sort of)

18 October 2006 - Posted by | Interesting links


  1. seems to me we should prepare for some festivities 🙂

    like PT stated, it’s not over yet, and I think bloggers should
    start (re)thinking about the way their content’s being published, and about any measures to be taken to prevent easy scraping of said content.. (not easy, I’ve been changing my feed layout and using some WP plugins, hopefully that’s working – maybe another topic for this site?)

    my 5cents..

    Comment by frenchy | 18 October 2006 | Reply

  2. Google can’t be too ticked at bitacle yet, though – site is still displaying the GMail little-M logo ( with login boxes for username and password – rather questionable, no? Or does my general lack of geek-savvy mean that I’m missing something here?

    Comment by Jen | 18 October 2006 | Reply

  3. The Gmail logo is a little different. I believe Google has a public API to allow sites to interact with Gmail and other Google services. That’s not selective at all. Adsense, however, is supposed to be and Google’s action there is a little more telling.

    Besides, the Gmail logo isn’t making Bitacle any cash and isn’t a part of their scraping. It’s an unrelated feature. No reason for Google to be upset about that…

    Comment by Jonathan Bailey | 19 October 2006 | Reply

  4. Ah, thanks much Jonathan, good to know!
    Still, call me unduly suspicious, but I’d hesitate to plug my gmail password into just any old site…

    Comment by Jen | 19 October 2006 | Reply

  5. Jen,

    Couldn’t agree more. I do it nowhere but on Google.

    Comment by Jonathan Bailey | 19 October 2006 | Reply

  6. okay, I’m in there–I didn’t think I was. Have you checked out the Bitacle beta 2.0 (who knows when that changeover happened)
    They have a faq and basically if you have a feed, you could be
    up there. It looks like they’re within the letter of the law but it still stinks. I’m so confused…

    Comment by Sarah Louise | 21 October 2006 | Reply

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