John Sinclair (10/3/2007)
I don't know if any of those authors would particuarly mind - they aren't losing anything except bandwidth charges by someone effectively mirroring their blog postings.
Suppose you run a blog, add one or two non-intrusive ads on the top and right side, and then work your *** off to get people to find your blogs, hoping that the ad income will be enough to cover for the cost of hosting. In that case, I'm pretty sure you would mind seeing your content reproduced in full at some other, ad-ridden side so that people won't go to your site.
As one of the bloggers on SQLBlog.com, I don't see any revenue from the ads, nor do I have to pay even a single penny for hosting, bandwith, licensing and other costs, so that argument doesn't apply to me personally. However, I do watch the counters that indicate how many people have read (or at least displayed - there's only so much that can be registered on the Internet 🙂 ) my articles. This gives me an indication of what my readers do and do not appreciate, plus it gives me a great sense of achievement to see the number of my readers go up over time.
I just checked to see the SoftLogger to see if they replicated my content as well. I saw nothing on the first 10 pages, then I decided to stop checking further since each page I review adds to their ad income. I don't think they found my posts interesting enough to replicate - frankly, I'm not sure if I should be glad or disgruntled ;).
Anyway, if I ever see a site replicating my posts in full, I'll make sure to tell them to stop violating my copyrights.