NZ Herald Premium Content Blog

Someone has set-up a blog and every day is cutting and pasting the premium content from the NZ Herald website into it. They presumably have paid $99 for annual access.

What they are doing is very wrong though. As much as I think it is a stupid decision of the NZ Herald, they own the intellectual property to their columns and the blog is basically theft – especially as it seeks to undermine a revenue stream for them.

I suspect the NZ Herald will get Blogspot to close the blog down. Of course the people doing it could just set up a new one – it is automated. If the NZ Herald get pissed off enough they could try and get Blogspot to reveal the IP addresses used to create and post content to the blog. This will lead back to the people doing it, unless they use cybercafes to do it.