TO RE-BLOG.. OR NOT TO…..
IS THE QUESTION
I’m seeing a great debate take place across WordPress. The subject of re-blogging has been a hot topic in bloggers posts and in the forums.
I thought I had started something that someone was not happy with and out of respect I complied with their wishes. But obviously it was not something starting out with me.
Bloggers on WP have not been happy about this socalled option at all.
One of my blogging friends , Michael at Strange Trip Studios pondered if there was a way to disaable the Re-blogging feature. He got me to thinking there needs to be an anwser.
So, I’ve been researching for answers so that when I write a letter I too know a little bit about the topics.
The answer to whether there is a way to opt out of having the Re-blog option in a nut shell is to only make your blog private. Which is absurd to me. I don’t get it. How does a fellow blogger re-blog something that cannot be seen why? Oh yeah, its private.
Its been an interesting topic, people coming in on both sides of the fence. But if I was to take a head count I’m thinking that those who want their own work products protected are taking the lead.
Below find postings that should be of interest to you. If you happen to think re-blogging is an inoccent way to pay tribute or complimet their blog/post you really are not. Do it te better way, granted it takes a bit more time, but link or ping back to your chosen blogger. They’ll thank you for it.
And you know what? Now that I have come don off thatfence post I’ll thank you too.
Our truly adorable macmax who is one of WP engineer‘s explains that to disable re-blogging is not an option. (and much more to the discussion here:
Jan 22, 2012, 3:54 PM
“If your blog is public, it’s subject to reblogging, just like it’s subject to the wholesale copying and pasting of your posts in their entirety.”
“It’s just one of those things that we all deal with as public bloggers, but we hope that the reblogging feature will lead to less fully copied “manually reblogged” posts and more properly credited posts reblogged via the new feature.”
“The only way to prevent a reblog in this case would be to make your blog private, and the only way to delete a reblog would be to delete the original post.”
Here is one blogger Raincoastermedia’s take on “Re-blogging WordPress versus Tumblr“
On Copy write issues in WP here’s the conversations that took place and more on the subject of re-blogging.
My most favorite post regardng ths topic is at:
This blogger also put a fire under me.
The Assoiated Press had some things to share too about these topics too:
In the forums again being discussed:
About copy write protection and re-blogging in WP’s forums.
Dec 5, 2011, 9:33 AM
“Do you have a copyright notice posted. I do. This is what I post in a text widget in my sidebar and it’s linked to my copyright notice.”
“Any content reblogged from this site must adhere to the terms of © Copyright”
“That page states in part:”
“A brief excerpt of content that does not exceed 75 words may be quoted as long as a link is provided back to the source page on this blog and authorship is properly attributed.”
More about re-blogging, copy write & plagiarism in the forums:
And lastly: Did you know there is a way to check for plagiarism of your page online.
Copying and pasting other work into a blog is up for plagiarism ~ All works must be original ~
Defend your site with a free plagiarism warning banner!