joined:Dec 1, 2011
I just started being scraped by a bot with this Agent string:
"Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); de-DE; <a href=http://wikimpress.org/>Wikimpress</a>) Wikimpress/1.0
Checked out the wikimpress.org site. This what I found out. Wikimpress.org is a totally foolish, illegal content scraper project, that per the German site's description plan to gather the whole WWW and especially social media related content into a single Wiki.
They state it is a commercial project (+ they plan to show ads) and all content will be released under Creative Commons license. (Huh? Steal copyrighted content all over the world, and re-release it under CC?)
Among other they also state that
Wikimpress is not related to Wikipedia. But we're using Wikipedia information under the CC-BY-SA license.
They are also scraping WikiPedia, and I see from their "random page" functionality that Wikipedia is already well represented.
Blocked, Blocked, Blocked.