RSS: Rude Screen Scrapers?

“I hate it when RSS scrapers steal my content” – Thord Daniel Hedengren

Yes – crediting the source is polite. I make a point of linking back and crediting, and expect the same those of you that find what I write interesting. That said, spammers are inherently rude. They don’t change their ways when asked politely.

If a publisher doesn’t want their publication re-published (w/ or w/o credit – the come together) then they shouldn’t be using RSS.

Or the internet.

Or anything that can be digitized and uploaded.

Or the publisher could put a block on any site they don’t want accessing their site, something in the .htaccess usually works pretty well.

Fun for the Comments: Re-state the quote above without using the blacklisted buzzwords.

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