There have been times when I thought forgive and let live is the best policy. But for how long. When my repeated appeals to remove my contents from these sites have failed .I thought perhaps this is right time to talk about openly and write about in my blog. My inspiration came from This Post by Anita at Mad tea Party. I know I am late for her tea party. But at least she gave me some courage to speak up now.
Knowledge and power comes with responsibility.
But who cares if things can be instant and effortless. Just copy right click on any site, copy it and paste it .And you are thro your own website. And anyways conscience and morals are all bookish language and in practical world they don’t have any reasons.
If I could read the minds who are so shamelessly copying contents, words and pictures from my site.What goes in their mind ?
I have avoided giving links to these so called sites for over a year now. As you all, will hurriedly click to see what’s going on. Perhaps up to an extent they have wished that this would/should happen. They wanted to create unnecessary attention to their sites. Now, they have finally succeeded.
Below is the list of most shameless way of plagiarizing things, perhaps you all would have noticed ever, not just one but many of it..God are these people insane or what?
I have left so many comments to this site but all are waiting for moderation.
read my original post here - http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com/2008/07/jhinge-chingri-shrimp-ridge-gourd-curry.html
read my original post here -http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com/2008/06/mangshor-keema-or-mutton-keema-curry.html
read my original post here -http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com/2007/02/bengali-fish-curry-aloo-begun-bodi-diye.html
read my original post here -http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com/2008/02/payesh-and-tomato-chutney.html
When my fellow blogger friend Sharmila pointed out this site with my recipes and pictures copied to T, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Poonam are you listening –now are you happy with the additional traffic, if yes then remove my contents.
Read my original content here -http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com/2008/09/oh-ilish-hilsa-bengalis-culinary.html
And in this post my fellow Blogger friend Indrani pointed out in this post of mine - Read the comment section -http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com/2009/05/duporer-tiffin-khabar-lunch-box-recipes_10.html#comments
that my http://spiceandcurry.blogspot.com/2008/04/kosha-mangsho-bengali-mutton-curry.html was copied word to word by http://recipe.akanshaz.com/ . I immediately responded and warned the author. The owner finally removed it .But, I have lost faith in the above site.
Over the past four years of my blogging experience, I have seen people repeated my contents and concepts in their own words later on. Deep down they all know what they are doing but just to win a race they forget everything.
Is blogging all about competition these days and based on how many hits you gain daily?
All it takes a little acknowledgment of the original source and the right thing to do is to get permission.
And I don’t see if it’s going to tarnish your image of a flourishing blogger but in my eyes I would admire you more for your courtesy and respect.
But at the same time stealing contents like above sites is also unethical and illegal.It's not justified to copy someones else hard work and pass it on to show as your own content.This is broad day light robbery and stealing.
No man is perfect; every diamond needs some polishing before it gets its final place in a woman’s necklace. And we haven’t come to this world from every mothers womb all learned like Abhimanyo.
I have always said “learning is a continuous process, it never stops.”
So, acknowledge the original source and give due credits where ever and when ever it’s required.
Hope you all are listening otherwise what’s the point in doing blogging anymore.