Yet another copy cat!

Folks yet another copy cat. But this time, it is a discussion form not a food blog as such.
There is this forum askamma /askagent where someone requested for ennegai recipe. One response is a URL for my blog. Such responses are welcome. The next response by some lady called Neeraja Naveen who also charges money for such advice, come to my blog as directed by the previous respondent and searches for an ennegai recipe, ends up with my Brussel Sprouts recipe, unscrupulously copies my recipe and posts it as her advice. How smart? Very nice way of posting advices. She might as well post an advice as to 'how-to-google-up-stuff-and -claim-it -as-your -own' .... Copy cat.

Copycat they not only lack scruples but also basic netiquettes. Looks like they feel everything google-searched is their own property! Shame on such people. It is like a chimp wandering into my kitchen all muddy and dirty, encroaching my space and having the liberty to call it his own. Grrrh!!! If only there was a way to banish all such lawless, junglee creatures back to where they deserve to be.

Bloggers take note and of course make sure your contents have not met the same fate.

29 comments:

Asha said...

Oh dear! Hope you complained! Easy way to make money,huh? Get paid, just say "go here" and they get all our dishes we worked so hard for free from us!

Smitha said...

Yes Ashakka I have lodged a complaint both at the forum and at the lady's web page as well ! I am aghast that such a thing can happen. I have lodged a protest . I wonder what they are thinking when they do it. If only these forums had a stricter policy when it comes to plagiarism. Feel like screaming at the top of my lungs at that lady...my effort and she gets paid. wow wonderful.

Gayathri said...

Again a copycat...oh dear so sad, don't leave them this time....so bad na, puksate ganda hotte thumba unda thara puksate recipe mathe pics jebu thumba dhudu........aweful man

n33ma said...

Good that you have complained.....it is shameless of someone to claim others hard work as their own.You have my full support on this.

Smitha said...

@ Gayathri, howdu ri... niv helid sarigide... yen janano yeno...

@ N33ma, thanks for your support...I really hope that forum acts against such people

srikars kitchen said...

How Smart there are?? Again a copycat.. sorry dear... so sad.. I had one problem like this. i sent a warning mail to them. now it was stopped.Take action Boldly.

Mona said...

It truly is disgusting to see copycats as such. I wish they had some dignity to not just blatantly pick up material and paste it somewhere as theirs. Shame on them!
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AnuSriram said...

Thats too bad! These people never try to comment on our work at our blog but just steal the info... How smart!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

It is really bad. They should be punished.

Archy said...

Hey, really bad on there part !! Shameless people !!
Did u complain ?? Don't let this happen again, Smitha !!

LG said...

ayyo!idenri..ondu hoitu andre innondu bantalla. It is sad sad sad to have such people around. Shameless!! Let me know how I can help you in this regards. take care

Smitha said...

@ Srikars...
Thanks for your support, and I have lodged a complaint. Hopefully it should be addressed.

Thanks Mona, Anusriram and Lakshmi venkatesh for your support. I believe mutual support is the only way to keep such copy cats at bay

@Archy,
I have lodged a compliant at the forum, got wait and watch if it is considered by those people!

@LG,
Thanks a lot for your support Lakshmi.. I guess there are more copy cats than we can actually keep track of :)Nevertheless will have to wait if the people from the forum will get back to me.

Sushma said...

I was viewing ammas a lot before (may be 4-5yrs before), later starting disliking it..it makes us immense sad to hear such incidents. We put soo much efforts in puttiing the recipes on our blog & they easily steal it from us, heights...
Hope you get the justice..

Annarasa said...

What a shame - this copying situation is becoming ridiculous. In just 3 days I have seen at least 3 blogs reporting copying. This stealing must end.

Apu

A_and_N said...

Sad to know this! I hope they respond to you, Smitha!

jayasree said...

Its shameless act on their part to copy and claim as their own.
Hope they respond to your complaint. Don't give up unless they remove it. We are there with you.

Sindhirasoi said...

So very unethical...i wish something could be done against this .Cyber laws are inefficient to curb such malpractices and i hope some significantly stringent law comes up to shoo away such people

Sia said...

how pathetic! its been happening from long time and seems like there is no stopping. did u contact that lady and asked her to remove ur recipe or give credit to it? i have seen many people do it unknowingly but there are many others who do it purposely!

Smitha said...

@Sushma,
Thanks for your support

@annarasa,
Well it looks like the problem is far deeper than I assumed it would be!

@A_and_N,
Hopefully, fingers crossed...

@Jayashree
Thanks for your support:)

@sindhirasoi,
Yeah.. that is the whole point, you know it is a nobody-everybody's world therefore so difficult to enforce cyber laws even if they were to be in place. All we can do is hope there is nothing doing things behind our back

@Sia,
Yes, I have lodged a complaint at the forum as well as dropped a message to the lady. Will just have to wait and see if they do respond

Thanks a lot everyone for your support

Divya Kudua said...

Such a sad thing to hear Smitha..its funny that some people think its OK to copy from blogs..they dont realize the amount of time and energy we spend on each and every post.It feels sad when someone else takes credit for that.Hope this one gets resolved soon!!

Smitha said...

@ Divya,
Thanks for your support.. I only wish such people valued our efforts and time, sadly they dont...

DEESHA said...

its so saddenning to know of this Smitha .. we bloggers put soo much effort to compile & post & these ppl blatantly ,, Hope this gets resolved soon

Smitha said...

@ Deesha,
Yeah... does not look like they are doing any thing to address the issue either :)

Superchef said...

just read this..glad you went ahead and complained...yes, it is very sad and disappointing when someone else takes credit for our work!!

Shree said...

oh! that is very bad.. adu heege copy maadi namduntha heeli haktharo gothilla.. Copy madli.. maadi intha kade inda copy madide antha helidradroo parvagilla!!! Any way jasti BP raise madi kolbeedi.. Let us know when you get any response.

Smitha said...

Thanks for your support Shree and Superchef :) Lets see if the complaints work

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh..Thats so nasty..Hope your complain n protest did get some positive feedback Smitha..!!

SMN said...

Hey smita sorry to here that and i hope u hv taken steps aganist that person.

Sanghi said...

Sorry to hear it.. Hope you take some action..! Do check the FIL roundup at my blog :)