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Dear Jacksonfish.com: Please contact me to discuss your plans for compensating me for this use of my intellectual property.

Here’s a comment I left on the jacksonfish.com website. Hello. I’m a blogger who was surprised to find that your site, literacyintheclassroom.com, scrapes my RSS feed and republishes my content in order to serve up ads for astorybeforebed.com. At least three of the bloggers whose content appears on that site did not give you permission. Please contact me to discuss your plans for compensating me for this use of my…

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“A Story Before Bed” Publisher Seems to be Scraping and Republishing My Blog Content on “Literacy in the Classroom”

According to preterite, Looks like your site is being scraped by someone associated with Hillel Cooperman and the Jackson Fish Market in Seattle, who themselves are associated with the Children’s Book Council and the iPad-oriented company A Story Before Bed. Seems like a pretty rotten thing to do by a company that trumpets its positive publicity. –Mike Edwards Is Mike right? What do you think?

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Is Blogging Dead? Backchannel at Computers and Writing 2011

I’m hoping that the participants in the “Is Blogging Dead?” panel will aggregate the links to their 3-minute position statements, so that I can add them to this record. In the meanwhile, this Storify archive of the Computers and Writing tweets from session #e13 hints at what it was like to be on the backchannel during this lively session. (It looks looks like the iPad/iPhone version of this page is…

AOL, Arianna Huffington Hit with Class Action Suit – Jeff Bercovici – Mixed Media – Forbes

Today, a group of bloggers led by union organizer and journalist Jonathan Tasini will file a class-action suit against the Huffington Post, founder Arianna Huffington, and AOL, which acquired the news-and-blogs site in February. AOL, Arianna Huffington Hit with Class Action Suit – Jeff Bercovici – Mixed Media – Forbes.

Beyond Blogs

A weblog’s most characteristic feature — the prominence of the most recent entry — has consequences for long-term discussions. But those archives are linkable; a really good blog entry exists in a network of other related posts. ┬áConstantly linking to your own ideas can be a form of narcissism, but judicious back-linking can overcome the problem Bogost complains about here. Levi often (and understandably) rejoins readers, commenters, or other bloggers…