I see my content scraped and ranked higher than me everyday.
This bodes poorly for the Internet as we know it.
Is this what CEO Eric Schmidt meant about the "cesspool"?
If everything turns to cr@p, why continue participating?
I can do other stuff.
make them an offer they cannot refuse
I'm not sure what this means.
What it means for me -
Identify them as thieves, and publish ALL their names and URLs ONLINE, NEVER to be taken down. Expose them to the world, FOREVER. Let all others know, who conduct a simple Google search.
My approach is sunshine, and lots of it. Feels good.
Plus, I believe that this is the BEST way to communicate with Google. They may not respond to emails, but they sure as heck read the net. Give them something to look at.
All 14 of the thieves mentioned above are now listed online, and will be, for a very long time. God gives second chances, not me. If you are a thief now, you are going to be a thief later. I pay my hosting FAR in advance, so even if I croak, the stuff will remain "up" for a long time. This is the best that I can come up with, right now. Except for some other stuff, which I will not discuss. I'm piffed.
A very old friend of mine, Dan Dubsky, UCLA Abnormal Psych major, once gave me this advice - "Sally, there are two kinds of therapy, pain and fear. Pain is good, fear is better." I prefer to administer both.
What does a DMCA say? "Go steal your content elsewhere. Have a nice day." I am lusting for more, such as imprisonment. If an individual is served with 10,000 DMCAs, what are the consequences? None. This must change, or the Internet will become even more of a cesspool.
Eventually, the Wild West will be subdued. Not too sure if that will occur in my lifetime.