Should myLot be stealing (a.k.a syndicating) blog content?

@callarse1 (4793)
United States
May 6, 2007 6:40pm CST
Today I went to blingo.com (it's set as my home page) and searched for myLot. Well, on the first page of results it shows "MyLot stealing Blog Content", I wasn't sure what the guy was talking about, and it appears that other users (lord wizard for example) left comments for him. Even myLot administrators left him comments. In fact, I was wondering should myLot be allowed to syndicate blog content without permission? My opinion is that users shouldn't have to "opt out" and say they don't want it, but it should be "opt in". For example, myLot should ask permission to syndicate a blog content BEFORE posting the blog on myLot page. myLot even has rules that we shouldn't post material without giving credit or we shouldn't copy and paste material without permission. What do you think? What are your opionions? How would you feel if your blog were syndicated on myLot? Do you think myLot is breaking their own rules? (For example, asking users not to copy and paste, but doing that themselves) For reference you may view the entry I found at this website: http://johnbakersblog.co.uk/mylot-stealing-blog-content/ Have a nice day and I'm looking forward to read the responses. Pablo
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• Singapore
7 May 07
Lol, must you tell the world how silly I felt after responding to that blog? :P
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
7 May 07
No, I don't think you were silly. You were trying to support myLot in their time of need, but I am thinking that they are breaking their own rules by syndicating blogs without permission :(
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• Singapore
7 May 07
Have to agree with you on that.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
8 May 07
Yes, maybe we should contact myLot about this matter? I think it is a little sad. Pablo
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
6 May 07
I guess I still don't understand what the guys issue is. I may be wrong because I am not into the whole blogging scene, but if it were me I"d be happy to get the exposure. I surely would've never heard of this guy before. I'm not sure if myLot is breaking it's own rules, they are giving credit where it is due I am assuming. I think this guy was overreacting.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
7 May 07
Yes, he probably was just overreacting, but he probably was shocked to get that email about them syndicating his blog. Thanks for your comments. Have a nice day. Pablo
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
8 May 07
Absolutely not, nobody should be allowed to use the work of someone else without FIRST getting their permission. You should never have to opt out of allowing someone to use your work.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
8 May 07
Yes, it pretty much sounds out how I feel, plus this guy isn't even a member of myLot. Now I could possibly see them syndicating myLotters blogs, right? Since we are on here it would make us happy to see them, but I just don't see how they can do that without permission :(. Pablo
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Even myLot members should not have their blogs used without giving their permission first, even though most would probably allow it, but they should really expect those who aren't members for getting upset. Thanks for the best response.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Yes, it is upseting that they are doing it especially since they don't have an opt-in policy. You're welcome for the best response. Pablo