I have to thank my friends Hareesh and Sunita for having found two of my blogposts plagiarised. The first one was my post titled “A letter to Mr. Aiyar” – it even got printed in a magazine with a few distortions ! I wrote to the magazine and got no response.
Now the blogpost on Priyanka “It hurts ? Ofcourse family comes first” has been posted on a Facebook page, word for word, without any acknowledgement to me or the link to my blog. Feels terrible. I don’t have a problem if anyone wants to share stuff I have written, but please share the link or atleast acknowledge that it’s not your own !
Copy pasting someone else’s words as your own is stealing… Please don’t do that. I have sent a Facebook message to the person who has copy pasted my Priyanka note… If I don’t see acknowledgement coming up, I do intend to paste the name and status page on this blog. I hope the person puts in the acknowledgement .. wouldn’t want his child to see that he took something that wasn’t his :(.
If anyone knows how to make the content on wordpress safe from copy pasting, do help. I am looking online as well.
2 thoughts on “When people steal ..”
I blog on wordpress too and I entirely agree with you!
You can’t stop plagiarism or piracy, ergo don’t worry about petty thieves.
And most people who read copied stuff would know that the author is elsewhere.