Perhaps I should be flattered…but I think not.
Last night I discovered that achievable ends is being republished by a Spanish based organization, Bitacle. Now Bitacle would have you believe they are just an RSS aggregator. Hardly. They take content, add Google Adwords to it and republish it. Yes, the title is a link to the original post – but no where on their page do they publish the fact that this is an RSS feed from ae. They are simple republishing my material (or whomever else they rip off) and adding ads to it in an attempt to monetize other people’s creative content.
It will be interesting to see if I get a response from Google Adwords. (20 hours later, no comment yet.)I wrote to them this morning to complain. I’ll keep you posted.
BTW: My content is protected under a Creative Commons Canada License with Some Rights Reserved.
UPDATE: It’s rather funny to see this post on their stolen content blog.
UPDATE 2: Read the comments – especially the Head Lemur’s.
UPDATE 3: Now these guys are at least posting only a clip of the post – and linking to this blog. Although they are using it as a way to generate Adsense traffic for their ads. Still rather tacky. But that would be the Interweb, now wouldn’t it.
UPDATE 4: I must be one of the Head Lemur’s 28 readers as Alan posts further advice regarding in how to deal with the charming sploggers like Bitacle.