Apparently I have arrived. It’s gotten so far that I’m on the wrong end of a new scam: Apparently a number of people are hi-jacking blog posts or – in this case – my entire blog and re-posting the SAME UNCHANGED content under their own blog.
For example check out this post on my blog:
And then this post on this dickhead’s blog (not linking the entry to perpetuate this bullshit so copy it into the browser):
In fact the entire blog is nothing but ripped off articles from my blog – many, many many posts of them. Here’s a particularily amusing example since I’m talking about renewing my certificate at west-wind.com which makes the whole scam rather obvious:
There’s no credit, no copyright notice – nothing. Content taken as their own. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this. A few months ago I ran into another site where somebody else was doing something alike.
It’s great that the Web is an open forum and that everything can be shared so easily but it also makes scams like this so damn easy. I suspect it’s for building up some ‘know-how’ perception or something along those lines for this dickhead since certainly the shitting advertising that is used on the site can’t be worth even the effort of copying all of this content or even setting up the site. Come to think of it, it’s surprising this isn’t happening a lot more because it’s so freaking easy. I mean you have an RSS feed to feed you info all day long all one has to do is republish it and remove the copy rights and off you go.
I suppose one thing I should do is a copyright right into the bottom of each topic – not that that will stop anybody but at least they’ll look slightly retarded publishing the content under their name with my copyright. I think, maybe not.
It’s not worth getting worked up about, I suppose – it’s unlikely that this kind of blatant rip-off ever results in anything, but at the same time it rankles me. Even more so because there’s really very little that can be done about it other “Oh please Mr. Dickhead, please stop. No really, please stop.” Copyright or no, defending a copyright for something like this is not going to be a cost efficient matter.
This just proves my belief that the world is full of morons who have no values or even a concept of it. What drives people into this sort of thing, especially for anything as petty as highly specific geek developer topics? Losers.
It’ll be interesting to see if this is an automated process – and Mehmet CATKIN will find himself the butt of the joke. So here’s to you Mehmet: FUCK YOU!
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