Wire Above the Gate
Unlike the local wildlife who sometimes breach garden boundaries to 'scrape' for food for survival these scrapers steal your blog posts to try to build links for their spam splogs or for making some quick money for their affiliates or AdSense accounts. Then there are others who steal your images or hotlink to them and by doing so steal your bandwidth. Plagiarism, fair use and copyright mean nothing to any of them.
Hand picking, beer traps or encouraging the birds to have a feast on the
splogs slugs and snails.
Metal squirrel proof feeders rather than plastic ............... and maybe even a little vaseline
Many of you know me from being one of the team at Nature Blog Network and a few weeks ago I was asked by Wren to write a detailed post on copyright and plagiarism. We had been alerted to the fact that one of the blogs on our network was in fact just a combination of scraped material stolen from other bloggers. I can tell you that it didn't take long for that blog to be swiftly removed from our directory and then from Wordpress.
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