Content thief alert – London Tribune


A quick heads-up for anyone else involved in London blogging – a new website is nicking content from London sites without asking permission. My content has been pulled threatening an enquiry over where to send the invoice, but it’d also nicked content from Londonist, London Reconnections, BBC London and others.

A whole range of posts were swiftly pulled this lunchtime, but you can see if your site has been affected by looking at its Twitter feed. (Which has now been pulled.)

Using other people’s work without permission is not syndication, it is theft, and will be pursued as such.

Content thieving is practised most often by the dreadful MyVillage stable of sites, although in the case of its dire Southwark offering, it’s led to some funny results with it now “syndicating” posts about life in Essex

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