Content Snatchers

Don Park comments on content snatching — hijacking a web site’s content with the hijacker then using the ripped off content to make money without putting any work into creating any content herself.

A good friend of mine had her site hijacked a couple of years ago — they made a subtle change to the domain name and changed all of the associates’ ID’s, etc.

What’s missing here? Some way to have the content provider authenticate that the site is actually their site. Feels like a digital signature application – but obviously very difficult to police, etc.