links for 2009-07-29

  • A free service that enables you to claim your work, watch how it spreads and learn how it is used across the Web.

    If it's text and published via RSS, you can claim it: Blog posts, poems, recipes, songs, essays, car reviews, game cheats, celebrity scoops, love letters, you name it.
    1.You plug in your RSS feed (full text feeds are strongly preferred), select a Creative Commons license and give us your email address.
    2.We'll confirm your email address and give you a FairShare feed to add to your RSS feed reader.
    3. Sit back and relax for a few hours while we crank up our engines.
    4. By the time you've finished your nap, the different pages on which your work has been reused will start popping into your FairShare feed.
    5. For each page containing your work, we'll show you how the reuse compares to your license conditions and point you to a handy page where you can see more details.

  • We’re proud to be aligned with over 1,000 publishers of all sizes who are pledging their support for Fair Syndication. Based on the feedback from large syndicators like Thomson Reuters and Deutsche Presse-Agentur to smaller publishers like ScienceDaily, Urban Chickens, and Pure Contemporary, the Fair Syndication issue is enormous.

    Finding out your opportunity is simple and free.

    * Go to FairShare and provide an RSS feed of your text content.
    * Create a FairShare account and select the option to get paid when others make money from your work.
    * FairShare will monitor your feed(s) for full copies of your articles and, after monitoring your articles for a while, contact you with next steps.

  • Attributor works by scanning billions of Web pages to find unauthorized use of content. As part of the service, once it identifies pirated material, it contacts the hosting site and requests that the book be removed. Though Attributor has the ability to scan web pages in 13 languages, its main focus so far has been on English-language clients, which include the Associated Press, Thompson-Reuters, the Financial Times and CondeNet.

    Based in Redwood City, Calif., the company originally catered to news services and periodical publishers when it launched in 2007.

    The company began targeting book publishers this spring. Last month, Hachette Book Group became Attributor’s first publishing client. John Wiley & Sons has since signed on as well. Rich Pearson, Attributor’s vice president of Text Monitoring Services, said the company is currently in discussions with several major companies and expects to be adding more book clients by fall.

  • "Attributor’s plan rests on the idea that most of these pirate sites depend on networks like Google’s AdSense to place ads on their pages and send them a share of the revenue. Attributor proposes to scan the Web for pages that have articles of participating publishers. It will then notify any network with ads on those pages so the network can share the revenue with the copyright owner."

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