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?)
Google can’t be too ticked at bitacle yet, though – site is still displaying the GMail little-M logo (http://en.bitacle.org/img/gmail.png) 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?
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…
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…
This weblog was started after bitacle.org began stealing the content of weblogs. The aim of this weblog is to create as much ‘negative momentum’ against bitacle.org as possibe, to make them stop with their abusive activities.