Thursday, July 09, 2009

Protecting Blog Content: A Useful Resource

Nothing is more aggravating for bloggers than to put time and effort into their sites, only to have others copy their work--often without attribution. Nothing is more aggravating for teachers than to have students hand in papers that have been copied from material on the Web.

A sharp reader alerts me to a service that might help with this aggravation. The service, called FairShare, can scan billions of Web pages for particular phrases or paragraphs of material to see if they have been duplicated elsewhere. It has many other features Web authors might consider in protecting their work.

Score one for the good guys. Thanks, Josh, for the excellent catch!