infiltration or theft?

Having found that the entire thread 1st Morecambe Beer Festvial had been poached on drinksforum.com and tweeted by the same, I searched and found 642 matches for my name on that forum - presumably all the posts I have made on here or where others have quoted me ....
but it looks as though I am a genuine registered forum poster ..
It also quotes my name and sig that I use on here ....
Not happy!
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Chris de Cordova (West Cumbria & Western Lakes) www.westcumbriacamra.org.uk

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Chris
Theft. Happens a lot in uk.d-i-y.
One of the regulars has a sig that expressly forbids use by DIYbanter (IIRC) which gets posted in full on DIYbanter...
Fred
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FredCarnot
OK - I have it now! My first post in this thread appeared there overnight with the same title!
It must be an automated thing and this post, made directly by me to the UK.food+drink.real-ale, will appear soon in www.drinksforum dot com
So presumably it won't be read by anybody human.
So here's the issue: readers of drinksforum, probably none of the people whose contrubutions appear here contributed them to that forum. Probably there are no geniune users.
If you try to track down who owns the site, unusually, it is well hidden but may be in USA.
So beware, readers of drinks forum, if you want live interaction with real drinkers, real ale lovers who personally know their pibs and beer festivals, come to UK.food+drink.real-ale - you will find it if you google the whole name.
And in the meantime .... we could create some fun on here knowing it will get posted there ... I'm about to experiment...!!!
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Chris de Cordova (West Cumbria & Western Lakes) www.westcumbriacamra.org.uk

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Chris
It's always been done since pretty much the beginning of the World Wide Web. DejaNews (now google groups) was probably the first to do it. I'm sure that there are no legal issues as newsgroups are open access. I used to run a website that ran in conjunction with uk.games.computer.counterstrike which had the domain www.ugcc.co.uk. I openly displayed all posts from that newsgroup so that people who didn't have usenet access where able to read the group. I deliberately made it read only so that you could not post to the 'forum' and stated clearly that you would have to go to the newsgroup to post. Although not massively, it did increase traffic to the newsgroup. As far as I'm aware it's no different from your news server holding and displaying the messages, it's just a different medium.
HTH David.
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David B
It appears that I'm wrong and was infringing on copyright laws. In my defence though, my site was dedicated to the newsgroup and held the charter as well as information on posting to newsgroups. There was no advertising other than for the newsgroup itself.
David
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David B
Whois information for drinksforum.com: DRINKSFORUM.COM IP: 69.73.155.120 The IP belongs to ISP JAGUAR TECHNOLOGIES LLC ISP domain: ERICZANDER.COM Domain MX Information: Mail eXchanger #1: DRINKSFORUM.COM [1 domain on this MX] Domain Nameserver Information: Nameserver #1: ns2.mycellsp.com [14 domains on this NS] Nameserver #2: ns1.mycellsp.com [14 domains on this NS] Location information: Country: UNITED STATES Region: TEXAS
DRINKSFORUM.COM stealing content from Usenet since $DEITY knows when...
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Fred Carnot
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FredCarnot
Haha = what will you do about it?
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Chris de Cordova (West Cumbria & Western Lakes) www.westcumbriacamra.org.uk

www.cumbrianbreweries.org.uk for good craic on our beers!
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Chris
Shrug. Nothing, I doubt they're going to apologise and say "sorry we won't do it again". Might make it's readers pause to think though...
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FredCarnot
Just curious, but there is a setting to cause news servers not to cache/archive postings. Does it also cause theft bots to not be able to pick up the postings?
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spampling
"x-no-archive yes"?
I wouldn't have thought so, posts are appearing quite quickly so they're constantly trawling the NG.
Time to experiment I think...
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FredCarnot

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