So, like other bloggers I am facing the problem of content theft. It is being done by scraping the full feeds. Man, it is so easy to use technology the wrong way! Here are some URLs that have the copied content:
I am sure that it contains content scraped from other feeds, and I do not see any where credit being given to the original author. And of course the owner has not left any option of contacting him/her.
But I think it is time to think about taking care of feed scraping. The reactive, and perhaps the guaranteed-to-work, solution is to start giving out partial feeds. But there are two problems with it – I myself like full feeds a lot, and secondly I am sure a lot of my readers too. So, this solution will lead to punishing these good people to stop the bad ones.
The other solution is to include a link to the original content and a notice about it in the syndicated posts. That way, anyone reading the duplicate content will know that this content has been scraped and will hopefully stop visiting that site. I will try this one before I try others.
Let me know if you have other solutions about these. I am really keen to keep the full feeds going.