Lately, I’ve found posts from Simple Justice copied into these other websites. I really don’t know what to call them, as they aren’t blogs and don’t actually serve any function other than to fill up space. There is one common denominator amongst the websites: They are all “examples” of wordpress, though perhaps offering a really good reason not to use it.
This is the “about” page from a site that glommed one of my posts today.
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Do not adjust your screen. This apparently reflects the way the text gets copied. With my post, they have similarly garbled the post, which would make me look like an idiot if anyone happened on it at this site. To add insult to injury, while it includes a link to Simple Justice, it also attributes the post to some unknown author (in this instance, “Caped Avenger,” “Criminal Cases” here and various other pseudo-names elsewhere).
This isn’t happening to just me, but to a wide-swathe of the blogosphere. Nobody asked permission. Nobody let me know this was happening. I just stumbled upon my posts appearing, sometimes properly and other times garbled, on this sites across the universe under other name that I know nothing about.
So who is this WordPress? Of course, it’s not a who, but a business that sells a blogging program. Fair enough, but does that give them the right to snag the content of others to promote their business or their blogs? Does that give them the right to do so without even attributing it to the author? Frankly, it doesn’t reflect well on wordpress in my mind.
No, this is not the biggest issue in life. But it is pretty peculiar to find your posts on a bunch of other websites that you’ve never heard of under other names, especially when they appear to be using it to promote their own commercial venture. I’ll check the mail again today, but I bet there won’t be a royalty check in there. So what gives?