This feed is copyrighted by me. If you see this anywhere else but in your feedreader then please don’t bother to contact me because I have no means to prosecute even if that were an easy route to take – which it is not. If you are reading this on a splog somewhere then my writing “copyrighted by me” hardly had the desired effect did it? It just took up space in this feed – just like it did yesterday, and the day before, with each and every post..
The fact is that decent people will not steal your words and the not decent will – and the internet offers precious little in the way of padlocks and chains so is that line (or several) really worth the place it is?
Maybe you have a warning on each and every post that someone could land on from Google that states the same thing? Probably not. Why not? Shouldn’t the claim of copyright be easily visible and not be tucked away on some page elsewhere? So why can’t that apply to your feed?
All the copyright notices, activation loops and legal muscle don’t stop software being pirated so why should a line of text protect your feed when you have absolutely no resources to enforce a violation?
Ad-blocking in feeds? I’d rather have the above nuked. Far more irritating.