I've been reading a lot lately on how some "scrapers" are stealing posts and removing watermarks from photos to use as their own. Sad that people would even think that way, but since they do I think it's important to protect what is yours.
Here is the Wikepedia definition of a scraper: Blog scraping is the process of scanning through a large number of blogs, usually daily, searching for and copying content. This process is conducted through automated software. The software and the individuals who run the software are sometimes referred to as blog scrapers.
The House of Smith's gives a quick and easy tutorial on how to truncate posts. I also purchased a watermarking software (that I have yet to really figure out) here.
I guess I'm a bit naive. I really thought that by adding the cottage copyright and asking people not to "borrow" my words or images that they would just not do it. Good thing I don't live in the big city ; o )
Splog. I had to laugh on that one. My mom still slips up and calls my blog a blob.