10 April 2008

Copycat Blogger - BEWARE

**Updated**
Content in my blog is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To copy my work, you must attribute this work to Marc's Macrocosm (with link).

See if anyone still dare say my work is not copyrighted cuz under this license some rights are reserved!!!

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Recently, I found my post duplicated in another blogger's blog!!! At first I thought I was seeing things, so I did a side-to-side comparison and realise he duplicate my blog word for word, picture for picture!!!

The New 7 Wonders Entry which I posted is from my own research and compilation and the person just conveniently "COPY AND PASTE" into his own blog?

SHAMEFUL!!!



I took the initiative to inform him 3 TIMES on his blog Cbox that this is unethical, and guess what was done? HE DELETED MY REMARKS!!! All I wanted him to do was to credit me back as this is the standard practice for bloggers.

It is a very shameless thing to copy other's work and not even credit the original blogger, NICH!!!

Here is the proof!



I am giving him one more day to either credit me back or delete his post, otherwise I'm going to complain to Blogger.com!

26 Macro Voice(s):

3POINT8 said...

Why not just report and let blogger settle everything?
Why not leave the unethical judgememt to blogger?

David Cheong said...

Yup! Just report it. It's people like these that makes us feel unappreciated!

KY said...

I'd say just report it, don't need to waste time.

Marc said...

Thanks 3point8, david and ky. I would do what is necessary when the time comes.

~YM~ said...

I think the best is report lor.. is he Nuffnanger? if yes we boycott him and make boss stewie kick him out..muahaha..

Marc said...

ym, unfortunately no, he is nt a nuffnanger. haha.

Suzette aka Lazy Bone said...

Yup. Agree that you should report this site to Blogger. Beware he might copy your other contents as well.

But one consolation is, knowing your post is that GOOD to be copied, is something to be proud about as well. :)

BTW, luckily he is using blogspot. If he is own hosting, even more difficult to take any action. Mumsgather's whole site was (and is) copied barrel to barrel. Not only word for word. All, including all picture, the WHOLE CONTENT! That was a scary one. Imaging you are writing about you and your children's conversation - it suddenly becomes other sick person's life?! :p

Suzette said...

Darn! I typed the whole comment, and it disappeared when the page refreshed by itself, before I posted! :(

Anyway, I'm lazy to retype - just want to point out that you should report to blogger. And one consolation to you is - you can be proud of yourself as your content is so GOOD that the copycat likes it so much! :)

Maybe you want to check with Mumsgather on her experience? Her blog was copied barrel to barrel (the WHOLE BLOG, and every updates!). It was quite scary and sick, coz imagiine your conversation with your kids suddenly become other sicko's conversation with her kid?

Marc said...

thks suzette, i din know abt the mumsgather story. thks for yr info.

Yatz said...

i guess normally copycat bloggers aren't from Malaysia..so as for YM's assumption that the blogger might be a Nuffnanger, the chance is very low..

Marc said...

yatz, unfortunately the blogger is from malaysia.

davienne said...

um... on the brighter side...

imitation is a form of flattery, right?? lol!

Your Humble Servant said...

Totally unacceptable! It's plagiarism!

Go ahead and report, don't hesitate it!

I support you!

Marc said...

Thks for everyone's overwhelming support and concern, i m fine, n i just hope he will delete it soon.

Ed Justin aka Ed said...

hey marc this type of ppl is better to report to blogger, if not he will not learn his lesson. I hate people like that it is like in sch cheating off people work without crediting the person.

~YM~ said...

haha..i tried googling it, cant find the blog.. They say its deleted?

P.S: I can google from the title of the blog. Keke..

~YM~ said...

Found the blog!! Haha..a lousy low quality blog la..hard to read also..keke..

Evolna said...

This has happened to me before too.The person copied word for word but he didn't post my photos.It was a f**k up blog drive which I can't even comment on!The 'blog' have been deleted though.

So !@#$% la,those people.

JuLJuL said...

yea. just report it. crazy fella got nothing better to do.

Girlfriend said...

Hi Marc, came across your blog from nuffnang. What a coincidence, i recently had a fellow blogger copy & paste my entry onto her own, in fact, she added in a few words of her own just so she could get away with originality. when i messaged her about it, she got defensive and told me that she did tagged that entry as a "dlk citation" but god knows what does that mean. to this date,i can never accept that reason especially when she tampered with that entry. and god knows how many other bloggers actually blog hop and reproduce our entries and call it their own.

i did let that blogger get away but not until i shamed her about it publicly just like what you did. great minds think alike.. and i do not know if she deleted that entry cos her blog's now private.

so u see, we may never know if the next time around they still reproduce our works but we cant see it. as victims, we should justify their wrongdoings, let blogger take its action.

i like your blog btw.
take care.

rohaida :)
http://rohaida.blogspot.com

cHanTeLLe said...

wah kao, how can like that one... dun care la, just inform blogger lor...

but den, he can still set up another a/c and cont'd to copy ppl's blog entries...

Janelle - *snowcandi.blogspot.com*

LLY said...

Hmmm, this is bad. This copying thing is going on for quite a while already.

I don't think there's much use reporting, since he/she can always create new account/blog under hundreds of free blog hosting sites out there.

Well, one thing is for sure - the copycat is not located in China =P


LLY
http://www.LLY.get.to

Marc said...

Hi all, i hv responded to u if u hv a Cbox. Anyway, i think that moron has deleted his blog totally. I cant locate it anymore. Maybe he is scared now.

Akira 思胜 said...

Good to hear that the bluddy hell guy deleted the blog, or else u can post his link to us... wat a shame to be a blogger like him...

serene said...

Be it deleted by blogger.com or he deleted himself.. in any ways he was just being guilty conscious.. he should not blog in the first place.. spoil the beautiful nature of blogging..

Mockingbird said...

Those who can't lead follow in the rear & smell your fart.