Copyright, Auto-blogs, and an Outdated System

Great post, and though I tend to save re-blogs for Sundays, I think this one needs consideration.

Oh hey, and look, this is the *appropriate* way to share a post by someone else… use the existing share features, that promote a post while still making you click through to the original post to see the content! Please do make that click-through!

Part Time Monster

via Death to the Stock Photo via Death to the Stock Photo

Today, I find myself incredibly frustrated by the internet, our outdated copyright system, and the lack of help out there for independent bloggers. Yesterday’s coffee post ended up at, a site that appears to take bloggers’ content and publish it without their knowledge or permission, in its entirety, to drive traffic and advertising revenue. This site is very similar to, a site that posted my full Princess Bride post a few weeks ago.

The two share almost identical copyright pages. Their suggestions for avoiding copyright infringement are to stop WordPress promoting posts (which would limit exposure to potential new readers), to make posts private or password protected (which would add another step for readers, who already have so little time), and/or to publish only summaries rather than full text (which would again add another step for busy readers). The pages also suggest an…

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