Plagiarism Today has published an interesting CCS technique to counter or at least frustrate anyone who is scraping your site. Check out the article Using CSS to Thwart Content Theft.

Jonathan Bailey of the Blog Herald has written and excellent article about some of the issues to consider when looking of a host in 10 Rules for Finding Good Domain Hosting

Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz have listed their Top Ten Web Typography Sins

Copyright is a big issue for anyone online. If you want to discover sites that are “Stealing your content” go to Copyscape and type in your URL. Results will reveal anyone who has copied your content. The site also tells you how to defend your copyrights.

Patrick Bisaillon has written a great article on how to combat site scrapers in Fighting Scrapers With Your Left Jab. After explaining what a scraper is Patrick suggests that you should, license your content, add a link that points to the original source of your post, report scrapers to AdSense, Google and their web hosting service. Patrick describes how to do each one of these. It’s a good article well worth reading.

On a related topic Sarah Bird on SEOMOZ explains in Four Ways to Enforce Your Copyright what you can do to combat people violating your copyright and stealing your content.

Jonathan Bailey writes Plagiarism Today, is a blog which podcasts information about plagiarism, content theft and copyright issues on the Web. Great to listen to while working in the studio

When ever I speak about blogs and blogging to visual artists one of the first concerns they have is the possibility of their work being “ripped off”. I don’t think I have ever delivered a lecture or lab session without it coming up. For anyone working in the visual arts it is a very real concern.
Over on tenforty Deb has written a good article on do’s and don’ts of blogging and how to combat plagerism.

What do I tell my students and colleagues? I tell them it will happen but there are ways to combat it to a degree. I point them to Copyscape and thier guide to responding to plagerism page, but in the same breath point out that the benefits of a visual artist blogging as part of a strategy to establish a career far out weigh the problem of content theft.

Thanks for the link goes to Lorelle on Wordress who has her own take on it here.


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