RSS stealer, thy name is revenge.
October 14, 2011 5:43 AM Subscribe
A couple websites are taking my RSS feed, placing it on their website with their own ads, and of course doing this without permission. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (backlinks, right), but it sure as heck isn't welcome.
I want to send the webmaster a very clear message - taking my stuff without asking is wrong.
posted by chrisinseoul to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Let the record show a DMCA complaint was filed with Google; Chitika was contacted, and another one of their advertisers was contacted with a complaint.
(I'm reasonably certain the same person is behind the two websites, as they both deal with the same exact RSS feeds on two different domain names).
I like what this guy did (http://www.hung-truong.com/blog/2006/06/22/how-to-stop-rss-scrapers-from-stealing-your-content-plus-revenge/), but he doesn't give enough details on how to do it yourself. Assume a middling level of intelligence (I've customized my own WordPress blog and am comfortable mucking about in the code), and lay it out as you would to your spouse or teenager.
Alternatively, give me a solution that will taint an RSS feed to a certain website or IP address (I have both), but not disrupt wonderful readers or other legitimate sites.