Calacanis Wants Publishers To Blackmail Google
Blackmail is a strong word, but it's what it boils down to whether well intentioned (as it is) or not. Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc (engadget etc) wants major publishers to hassle Google et al over scraper sites ripping off content and wrapping it in Adsense etc....
Follow the money and freeze the assets—Elliot Ness style. You carry a badge, you carry a gun… and don’t go bringing a knife to a gun fight.
Imagine your the CEO of one of these ad networks and an email comes to your desk with 20 of your top publishers saying “We support X publisher in their effort to protect their content from the following website which is stealing content.” When you’re an ad network your main cost of doing business is signing up publishers, and your publisher relationships are all you’ve got.