I love Snopes.com. It is an incredible and useful resource that I refer to on a weekly basis. The information curated there has helped me quell worries about computer viruses, divert friends from scams, and generally debunk the ugly rumors that are too frequently passed around on the Internet.
As a specific example: Making it difficult for journalists to include an excerpt makes them less likely to do so and then attribute it via link.
This petition asks the operators of Snopes.com to remove this archaic pseudo-protection from the site's pages. It doesn't actually defer any sufficiantly motivated thief from getting the content. It is confusing, frustrating, and works against the Snopes mission.
While I understand your desire to protect your content, I believe this actually works against your mission of information dissemination.
Please remove this archaic pseudo-protection from your site's pages. It doesn't actually defer any sufficiantly motivated theif from getting your content. It is confusing, frustrating, and works against your mission.