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Postcard Blogging and the DMCA

August 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Dutch Amusement Park Carousel, c. 1930s

No, we haven’t forgotten our faithful readers. We have been on the splogging merry-go-round, attempting to get off. (For those of you who are unaware of this, our content was being systematically splogged by a spammy website in Great Britain. Snippets of everything we wrote were being used elsewhere, with no credit or backlink to us.) With the use of keywords such as v-*-n-t-*-g-e, etc., their bots (robots) even took the bait from our previous post, scraping content from us and putting up a post about their own bad behavior on their website. Hahaha, that felt great!

 


If you’re ever in the same boat with Google’s Blogger platform and want someone to stop stealing your copyrighted content, the simple way to do this is to go to Google’s Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) page. There, neatly outlined in a relatively painless seven-step process which leaves nothing to the imagination, you’ll find a blow-by-blow account of how to notify Google of infringement(s) on your Blogger posts. We’ve sent our written notification to Google and will probably keep the posting down here until the matter is concluded, lest we get splogged again by the same spammer and have to submit yet-more take-down requests. It shouldn’t take too long. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime, enjoy browsing our postcard selection at VintagePostcards.org.

Read more about adventures with sploggers and content theft, and why we decided to quit using Google’s blogger platform and switch to WordPress.

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