Proposal: Feed Republishing List

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With my recent article about search engines republishing feed content and news that TechTribe is republishing full articles on their site, I’ve been wondering if there may be a need for a list of sites that, though not actually spam blogs, do republish the full content of articles they use.

The goal of this list would not be to condemn the sites, but to make others aware of places their content are likely appearing so they can investigate and take action if they see fit.

Even those who are comfortable with this type of republication would likely benefit from such a list as they may still want to know where their work is appearing.

The idea right now would be to create a list, one similar to the DMCA Contact List, where sites that routinely republish full RSS feeds are listed as well as information about the site and a contact location to request removal.

Such a list would have to be regularly updated, perhaps once every two weeks, and would require a great deal of user participation.

Also, just to make it clear, this list would NOT contain simple spam blogs, but rather services that are republishing full content as part of their site.

On that note, let me know what you think of this idea and, if you think it is a good one and know of a site I might have missed, definitely drop me a line.

I look forward to hearing what you think.

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