This Article Was Stolen
Robbers. Thieves. Unethical. Without Merit.
There’s just no other way to describe an organization that steals content, then represents it as their own.
This is the case with a website called "THE WINERY".They describe themselves as "part magazine, part newspaper, dedicated to wine.
What they do, is this:
-Surf Wine Blogs
-Post 100 words of an entry from a Wine Blog
-Create a link that says "Read More"
-Take the reader to the entire entry….located on their own site.
In other words, they are representing the content as their own. If I ever do this on FERMENTATION, someone call me on it in the harshest words, then never read this blog again.
But I thought I’d do a little experiment to see if they are actually reading the blog posts they are stealing for just automatically posting them without looking at what their computer program goes out and picks up. Hence, the title of this blog posting.
My suggestion to other wine bloggers whose work is being stolen and misrepresented is to see if this little test works, then do it your self.