The Propagandist has been blazing a trail for thinking conservatives and brass-knuckles socialists. Our online magazine of political punditry from around the world has attracted plenty of friends -- but also, saboteurs and fifth columnists sometimes masquerading as allies.
I refer here to copyright violators who scrape our website so they can paste our articles into their own websites.
I know. This isn't as exciting as going after nefarious dictators and ruthless terrorists, but it's kind of getting out of hand.
Now, don't get all huffy. I'm not referring to legitimate fans and friends who share our content the right way. You're cool. We love you. So chill.
Linking to us through Twitter and Facebook? Awesome. Linking to us in a blog where you've used a short excerpt of about two paragraphs or so of a long article, where you've got a new introduction and title for your own original content? Give yourself a pat on the back. That's how the professionals do it. You rock our world.
Copyright violators suck
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“Our political commentary is often earnest, quirky, satirical and always provocative,” Narvey says. “We’ve got contributing writers from the left and the right. I like to think that the site is the ‘revolution of the centre’.”
But as the web has become a destination for those looking for compelling stories and social commentary, The Propagandist has plenty of company. Narvey makes no bones about it: standing out in this racket isn’t easy, but there can be ways to do it. Diversification and pushing the envelope are two tactics that The Propagandist has undertaken, and they appear to be serving the site well.
“Other political sites, magazines, etc. already take a “hard left” or a “hard right” stance, and that is because to get
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