Today I ran into an interesting website. While I was trying to locate information concerning a SQL Saturday event, I came across one of my blog entries on another site. I syndicate to SQLServerCentral and SQLServerpedia (replaced by toadworld and author page is gone now) and am fully aware that my blogs would be verbatim on each of those sites. That is expected, both parties and I agreed to terms and conditions of syndicating my blog on those sites. This site was neither of them. My blogs that appear on this site could be found here (as of the writing of this article).
I had to ponder it for a bit. The intent of the site, as they state, is to pull the best of the blogs to a single site. That may seem a little flattering for somebody new to the blogging world. I decided to ask some peers what they thought of the site. You can find that question here and follow the conversation about it. Flattery or not it is stealing of content as Buck Woody brought up in his blog on the topic after word spread. Thanks to Gail Shaw for forwarding it out on twitter. A lot of people have their blogs copied to this site, and none via permission. Emails are being generated and being sent to (removed email address) the admin of the site. If your content has been stolen, I suggest you do the same.
Personally, if a request came to me asking my permission to have my material syndicated on that blog site – I would consider it. But please don’t just post my content without proper attribution or having requested my permission.