I first noticed this on reddit today, but eventually saw it in some pingbacks to my blog (at tekkie.wordpress.com). Somebody has a “blog” hosted in Germany that is ripping off other people’s blog posts and posting them as his own at www.indquery.com. He’s copied a bunch of my posts. In one case I saw he copied a Wikipedia entry. So far, of my posts, this guy’s copied in full (by title):
Straying into dangerous territory
Squeak is like an operating system
Redefining Computing, Part 2
Redefining Computing, Part 1
The real computer revolution
Having fun playing with fire,…er C
Seaside hosting redux
Coding like writing
Squeak/anti-virus problem solved
Secondly the blogger has ads on his site, so I don’t know. Maybe he’s making some money off of what I wrote. He never asked me for permission to reproduce my stuff. In any case, he sucks. My guess is this guy’s looking for what might be popular articles for wherever he is, and trying to attract traffic, taking all the credit for it.
To tell you the truth, I don’t mind if other people copy what I post, but at least have the decency to give me credit, and a link to this blog. That’s just basic etiquette. I do tend to put a lot of work into what I write, so I want to at least get credit for it. I’ve been doing it in the interest of sharing knowledge, not trying to profit from it in an immediately tangible way (though that thought has crossed my mind from time to time).
Anybody have any ideas about administrative action I can take to deal with this leech?
I guess I should start doing this now: Copyright 2007, Mark Miller, https://tekkie.wordpress.com. Sheesh!
Here’s the Netcraft info. I found on the “blog”:
IP Address: 22.214.171.124
Country: DE (Germany)
Domain Registry: Unknown
Netblock owner: RadixDirect.com
DNS Admin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reverse DNS: serverpoint.com
Nameserver Organization: Unknown