<meta name="ROBOTS" content="INDEX,FOLLOW"/>It looks as if stuff has been lifted from other blogs too.
The main purpose is to attract advertising revenue ... the page is stuff full of ads. There is of course no identity of the "blogger" or contact details and I will have to work backwards from his IP.
I have given no permission, of course for the use of my material and my work is protected by a Creative Commons license. I am prepared to take action against this person, particularly as money is involved. Google Adsense incidentally make it very difficult for complaints to brought against rogue advertisers - I've tried before.
I feel very used and cheated, especially as I do not blog for my own profit.
Maybe this is the answer?
Well, with some help from Chet, we've tracked the guy down.
His name is Aubrey Hall and he lives in Dublin. This is the crap he's posted on another blog about stealing content:
Technophobiac.com is part of Technophobiac Networks aggregation network. Technophobiac.com is intended to be a resource for techies. We do not claim any copyright over syndicated contributed content and although the content has being retrieved via xml & rss feeds the authors always have the right to request removal by e-mailing aubhall [at] yahoo [dot] com."Syndicated contributed content"? Oh I'm laughing at the sheer squalid cheek And why isn't his email on his blogs if "authors have the right to request"?
Okay, let's make this clear, Aubrey Hall. Before you take anything at all from my blog that's longer than a single quotation, you must ask me.
Yeah, that's they guy. He admits it. Believes my creative Commons License gives him the freedom just to take my stuff. (That little tag on my blog is my attempt at signaling that I care about who swipes my content, but it clearly doesn't protect me much.)
Postscript 3 :
My material has been taken off his blog. I feel much better.
But I am still confused about how best to protect from this happening again.