My Site Feed Stolen….Blogged.com is a thief!

I have not now or ever signed up for blogged.com to grab my entire blog and show every post and photo on their feed… It seems that for me to even claim the blog as mine I must register with their site, fill in all information including my email address and agree to their “terms and conditions”…  Agree to their terms and conditions????… I don’t think so when they just stole my whole blog… Have a look…

http://www.blogged.com/blogs/fabric-follies-two.html

 

8:54 pm  Somewhere inside the terms and conditions that I was reading through earlier, I found a support@blogged.com address.  I sent them an email letting them know that I did not appreciate having my blog stolen.  I have received an email:

“Hi,

Blogged.com is a blog directory. We look throughout the Web to find
blogs to add to our directory in order to help blog readers find blogs
they might find interesting.

We understand if you don’t wish to be included in our directory. We have
deleted both blogs.

Blogged.com”

Here is my question… Where is the permission to place my blog in their directory?  Why is the entire feed on their site and not just a link back to my blog?  I’m sorry but this is not a satisfactory explanation for me even if they did remove my 2 blogs….

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Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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3 Responses to My Site Feed Stolen….Blogged.com is a thief!

  1. Mariella says:

    That’s been happening to me too.
    Not too much one can do about these “blog scrapers”.
    They are trying to generate money for visits to their sites and we do all the work…
    Don’t give them any of your information!
    Check out Copyscape and Google for Blog Scrapers and maybe find some advice.
    I’ve tried many things, but it still happens….

  2. Linda S. says:

    Hi Mariella,
    I’ve been watching your blog to see what’s been happening. I went to copyscape a few days ago, but every time I searched for my blog it only showed some things that were linked back. So I didn’t worry…. duhhh I have updated this post with an email from Blogged.com. Guess they read my email and my post!
    BTW.. I love the hats!

  3. Longrider says:

    Hi, I found you while doing some research on blogged.com. I received an email praising my blog and telling me how high it had been graded – so I thought I’d look about and find out a little bit more about them.

    Firstly, although they were scraping your feeds, they were making no attempt to pass it off as theirs – the site makes clear that the work is that of the blog featured on the relevant page. As an aside, I publish partial feeds to avoid this type of stuff.

    I was, however, niggled by the patronising tone of the email – I was not aware that I had entered an examination and was being marked out of ten. So I certainly have no intention of putting the score on my blog.

    I believe this type of service – and to be fair, I think there is a place for it – should be entirely opt-in rather than blogs being entered as a consequence of a bot crawl.

    Doubtless they will argue that it is the same as Google et al – but there are significant differences; the social networking and reviewing for example and not least, when they do monetise the site, as they will, my work will be used for commercial gain and I made a specific decision not to do that with my blog.

    On the plus side, it is a service that makes blogs easier to find should people want to use the service, so have no real gripes with it – I just shan’t be using it myself, nor will I be “claiming” my blog – why should I? I am the creator, I don’t need to claim it.

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