Governments around the world are cracking down and holding website owners and employees responsible for all kinds of unpopular and controversial content.
More newspapers are planning a shift toward premium and paid subscriptions for online content – but why do they expect anything to be different now that customers have even less discretionary income available?
Google’s latest search results seems to have the speed of Caffeine, but it isn’t digging nearly as deeply into the web’s content as that public Caffeine test from last August.
California is in big financial trouble, and one of the brilliant ideas of their failing government is to begin imposing taxes on any company that employs affiliates in their state. Physical businesses have already been fleeing California, so will the digital ones follow suit now as well?
Is Identi.ca the superior micro-blogging service? For web publishers, I would say the answer is a resounding yes.
Tax compliance teams are focusing specifically on independent contractors and other types of contingent labor – and that means that the tax returns from your websites could be under extra scrutiny in the next few years.
Politicians in Australia intend to move ahead with their plans to filter and control the types of content available online, but not everyone is just sitting around and letting it happen.
If all else fails, there’s one final step you can take to ensure your scraper’s website is taken completely offline, as soon as possible.
If scrapers are still making money off your content at this point, you can take your issue directly to their advertisers and hit back in the bank account.
And if your scraper parasite is still in the search index, a few letters notifying your writes under the DMCA can help ensure the search engines know who is the original and who is the copy-cat.
If the initial emails and private messages don’t get your scraped blog posts removed, there are other more damaging (and entertaining) ways to strike back at content thieves.