I. Am. So. Angry.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS POST ANYWHERE BUT TOOMANYHOOKS.MYCROCHETBLOG.COM YOU ARE READING STOLEN CONTENT!
My first thought – aside from, ‘wow, check out the company I’m in’ (seriously, apparently I’m popular enough to get robbed just like Stephanie Pearl-McPhee) – was something along the lines of a slowly smouldering fury. In case you don’t know what I’m going on about, let me explain. There is a site out there called ‘bitacle’ that steals blog content wholesale (writing, pictures, the whole shebang), surrounds it with ads, and then sits back and collects the admoney. They don’t even have to update, because they use blog feeds. They’re about to steal this post from me as soon as I publish it. I’m more than a little sickened.
They’re making money off of pictures of my babies.
As for my blog-friends (or, some of them, stalk-ees) I mentioned, many of them don’t seem to know. I just heard about this today – I will be notifying as many people as I can. Worried that your blog may have been stolen? (Apparently they’ve stolen more than 14,000 blogs, with the number growing every day.) Go here. I got results searching for pieces of urls (toomanyhooks got me to mine).
Also, check out StopBitacle.org.
Here is someone’s plan for action.
Also, they apparently hotlink all of the images. See here for Plain Jane Mom’s anti-hotlinking tutorial.
Still confused? Here is an excellent post by Lorelle on WordPress.
Today’s post was supposed to be a half-whimsical, half-serious one about Eunny‘s disappearance (it’s been a month), but if she found out about this, I could see why she might stop posting. Fuming. Seriously, just fuming.