This is a request to stop all tracking of http://piedyype.com/rss on your website and remove all existing material from PiedType.com
The code number you provided for this purpose is:
To Pied Type readers:
Sorry to bother you with this. RSSing.com is probably picking up your blog’s RSS feed, too. Supposedly publishing the code number they gave me will stop it, but I’m not hopeful. They are like rebloggers, it seems, but they’re picking up every post from every blog they’re tracking. (And they don’t publish anything else.) And like reblogging, when the post is a photo, they get the whole thing. If nothing else, this is a publicity grab for them, having me publish something about them so they’ll take down my stuff — if they take down my stuff.
What really angers me here is that I got permission from some photographers to publish their work. Now RSSing has republished those posts without permission and that’s not okay.
I’m not sure how all this works. One’s RSS feed is meant to be a public feed, so it probably isn’t illegal to pick it up. But it sure seems shady to pick it up in its entirety and reprint it all. Of course, I could stop the RSS feed, but then I think no one would be notified in any way that I’d published something.
If any of you have dealt with RSSing.com or know anything about them, I’d love your input on this.
D’oh. Had to do another post because the first code had “timed out.” What I fear now is that I stopped the tracking of just one “channel.” And it looks as though they may consider each of my categories to be a different channel. I have 192 categories.
Update: June 23, 2014 — Using Whois, I managed to find an email address for someone at RSSing and sent them a polite takedown request. The letter was forwarded to someone else, who finally replied and said they would take down all my stuff from the back end, leaving only what existed in caches. As nearly as I can tell now with spot checks, they’ve removed all my posts.