Live Search stealing website passwords, apparently

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  • August 14, 2007
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Perfect 10 are suing Microsoft Live Search for including stolen images in their search results.

I can understand why Perfect 10 are upset, nobody likes people stealing their content. The problem is that its not up to the search engines to police copyright theft.

The funny part of the article is that Perfect 10 are alleging the MSNBot is clever enough to hack the Perfect 10 site:

The suit also says Microsoft’s MSN search engine can find passwords that have been improperly posted on other websites and enable access to Perfect 10’s website.

Even if MSN had a password stealing spider why can’t Perfect 10 just add a line to htaccess or robots.txt blocking them?

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