Looks like I’m not alone in being ripped off on blogging as evident from the blogs listed on Stop bitacle.org. It’s crazy this has happened to so many bloggers in the space of a few weeks. If I hadn’t been using the Mac with my old Typepad address in the url window I would’ve never known this! This is seriously the stuff that makes my skin crawl. Let’s hope Metallica gets their blog ripped off soon, maybe they’ll nail bitacle.org like they did Napster!

Thanks to Dr. A for reading my blog and alerting me to this nonsense! Thanks to Moof for writing all of that bitacle information up!!

Oh– and isn’t it ironic in my composition class today our instructor ripped us a preemptive arsehole lest anyone be tempted to plagiarize on our upcoming research papers? This is a bit further… plagiarism and identity theft. Sometimes the internet sucks.

Finally, if you have a WordPress blog get this: AntiLeech by Red Alt:

AntiLeech does not prevent the splogger bots from accessing your site. It produces a fake set of content especially for them that includes links back to your site (and mine, too, ok?) and sends it only to them. When they steal this content, it appears online just like normal, except now you’ve turned the tables on them and have provided them with useless content.

Ha! TAKE THAT!