Story of a lost journalist

June 20, 2008

Blogger abuse!

Filed under: life — Cris @ 12:23
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Unbelievable! Was reading about what a blogger had to go through for speaking out against stealing blog content here!

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7 Comments »

  1. yes, last year there was this thing about yahoo stealing kerala dish recipes.. pakshey, u dont worry, crissie.. oru minimum standard olla blogukalilninne stealukayullu, ivanmaar.. he he 😀 just kidding 🙂

    Comment by deepak — June 20, 2008 @ 13:57 | Reply

  2. The same people who raise their voice against Yahoo is getting harassed now..:(

    Comment by Srijith — June 20, 2008 @ 14:46 | Reply

  3. I think there whole story is fake, fully or partially. Both parties are fools and/or frauds. I saw kerals.com. A third rate site. See the poll. It is sure that they multiply the votes with 100 or even 1000. Such frauds !!!! The cinema section is full copied from other sites. etc etc, (search the sentences in Google !!) In the site many links point to “nowhere”.

    In the internet there will always be such people. Just dont care. If it is Malayala Manorama, Readers Digest or Mathrubhoomi who steal contents, it is a credit. And can sue them.

    Then, for serious offenses, complaint to cyber crime cell of the police. But such things are effective only to firms. Against individuals, offensive contents may get removed, but to punish the criminal is not always easy (in most of the punished cases the culprits are either ignorant or insane).

    This can also be a propaganda, have you heard of kerals.com before?
    Now at least we clicked the site. He got some money for each clicks !! So, Sukumaran’s dialogue poole (viral chevil ittukondu,) VITTUKALA– ALIYA..
    .

    Comment by manu — June 20, 2008 @ 15:18 | Reply

  4. Kerals.com was there for long.. You can check it on archive.org.
    http://web.archive.org/web/20021129021232/http://www.kerals.com/
    I have never been to that site before.
    “The whole story is fake..” Thats not true. The bloggers are genuine and serious bloggers who blogs in malayalam and english. You can check their blogs for more info. They have huge readershipo and if it was for money , placing a single ad banner in their site can get them $$s each month. But look at their blogs. There are many blogs without any ads. And these are real people telling stories and facts from their life. So they cant be fools/fraud. And they have even sued Yahoo India for stealing blog contents. What will be your reaction when you found someone just copying your contents and posting it as their own with out even giving a link back or reference? Thats what the kerals done to these bloggers.
    But i agree with the other part. Kerals.com used this issue to spread their name over the internet effectively.

    Comment by Srijith — June 20, 2008 @ 15:33 | Reply

  5. Yes; Agree with Srijith completely…..just hope that the cyber laws become stringent enough to avoid such blatant violations….but the issue is cyber laws and protection are difficult to be implemented and regulated….

    Comment by sajith — June 20, 2008 @ 21:12 | Reply

  6. @All, yes this is serious. I couldnt stand it even if one line from anything I write, however nonsensical it is, appears somewhere else authored by someone else! I felt down in the dumps when my original blogger account was taken by someone else along with the posts and used for spamming! Many of the blog readers didnt know it wasnt me anymore.
    But this girl’s experience is pretty depressing. I am glad she held on. I really am.

    Comment by Cris — June 22, 2008 @ 00:27 | Reply

  7. prefer to keep silent here 🙂

    Comment by Javed Miandad — February 26, 2012 @ 05:24 | Reply


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