IS HOST COMPANY “PART OF THE PROBLEM”?
by Sharon Rondeau
Since June, within hours of our publishing an article, the website, todaystopics.com, reposts it without permission or attribution and removes all source links.
Contacting the “owner” and AWS have thus far proved futile despite the latter’s stated commitment to rooting out “abusive” content, including plagiarized material.
After publishing our article reporting that the site’s pages yielded only “Error 502” messages just after noon EDT on Thursday, the site was mysteriously restored, scraping that story as shown in its “National” navigational tab modeled after our own.
We therefore now see AWS as part of the problem and sent a “last request” for it to remove the site permanently or face “formal legal action.”