Join The Fight

There must be consequences for theft of intellectual property. Splogging and Blog Scraping are illegal under the copyright laws of the United States, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan… and on and on. We believe this blog can be the start of those consequences by publicly outing the people behind the Splogs and Blog Scraping sites.

There are three things we need from you…

We need you to put this blog into your blogroll. The more links to this site the higher the Page Rank will be, which means when we post a Splogger’s name here we can use Google and other search engines to expose them.

We need you to inform the community in which you blog. Their material is being stolen as well.

But mostly we need you to submit the web addresses of the people stealing your content. They’re those annoying pingbacks you receive… you can also find them using Copyscape, and they appear on your stats page under “Incoming Links”.

Once we get enough submissions we’ll post the email addresses of Sploggers on this blog. All you have to do is copy and paste The List into an email once a week and click send… we’re only asking once a week, you can do it as often as you’d like.

That’s it… if you want to help just leave us a note in our moderated comment area below and we’ll add you to our list of Splog Fighters.

15 responses to “Join The Fight

  1. I have added the blog to the blogroll. Thanks!

  2. Thank you Nita, once we get enough splogger links and bloggers willing to send emails I’ll write a post explaining what the next step is… it might help to subscribe to the feed, but I’ll send out an email just in case.

    Just to be clear, all you have to provide is the URL (the link to the splogger or blog scraper) we do the rest.

  3. Sure. I won’t have a great deal of time but I will post incoming splogger links when I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks… blogroll supporters are just as important as email supporters.

  5. Added you to my blogroll and I’ll leave you every splogger I come across ๐Ÿ˜€ Admittedly only one so far…

  6. Hi! I’ve added you to my blogroll. I’m glad someone out there got the idea to create this site. I’m telling my friends & spreading the word.

  7. Thanks perfectdefect, Longman Oz and Natalia for joining us, and for adding us to your blogrolls. We do still need assistance in finding email volunteers and splogger/scraper submissions, so anything you can do to spread the word would be appreciated.

    One of the ideas we’re currently working on is to have one day a month dedicated as an Anti-Splog Blogging Day, but no matter what stage we’re at with submissions and email volunteers the first anti-splog email actions will be taken in June.

    Tip: if you have a spam filter remember to check it regularly for pingbacks and trackbacks from splogs and scraper sites.

    Thanks again.

  8. Have added you to the roll and shall do what I can to assist (found out about you via Natalia).

  9. you are on my blog roll and i have dropped your link at the wordpress.com forums.

  10. Hello there,
    Thanks for creating the site. There’s a splogger out there’s that literally stolen my entire blog. Not only have they done that, they’ve figured out (hacking in or otherwise) how to get the titles from my posts to show up in their URL instead of mine so we’ve virtually dropped off of Google!

  11. I don’t much about splogs, pingbacks or trackbacks or how to tell what is what, but I do know this site is a thief:

    [link has been added to our file]

    I’m new here. It stole one of my blogs. There are many there.

  12. Thanks for joining us, Java. What you’ve found is a blog scraper using a Chinese domain. The URL has been added to our list and we will do our best to find an email address associated with the site.

    A pingback is a notification that someone has created an entry that linked to one of your posts. They’re an excellent way to monitor who is stealing your material, but they can get lost in your Spam folder so it’s important to monitor your Spam.

    Trackbacks, according to Wiki, “are used primarily to facilitate communication between blogs; if a blogger writes a new entry commenting on, or referring to, an entry found at another blog, and both blogging tools support the TrackBack protocol, then the commenting blogger can notify the other blog with a “TrackBack ping”; the receiving blog will typically display summaries of, and links to, all the commenting entries below the original entry. This allows for conversations spanning several blogs that readers can easily follow.”

  13. This probably doesn’t belong here but…Just read an interesting article regarding sites that use the .cn in their url, as in the scraper link I recently sent in.

    “Companies that assign addresses for Web sites appear to be cutting corners on security more when they assign names in certain domains than in others.

    McAfee found the most dangerous domains to navigate to are “.hk” (Hong Kong), “.cn” (China) and “.info” (information).”

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080604/ap_on_hi_te/tec_dangerous_domains;_ylt=AtwyarcFIMeb5_rtxX0vWPms0NUE

  14. blog-rolling you

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