Today I’ve been struck by the most blatant content plagiarism I have ever experienced in my life. (Please forgive my bringing this issue up almost at the Christmas Eve, but this just ripped me off!)
Checking my admin area, I saw a new comment that caught my eye:
Huh?! How do you like that? Yes, I will definitely post new articles but NOT for you! Ok, the guy copied my content – this can happen now and then – nothing new. But posting a comment on this is the ultimate impudence and stupidity. Here is the screenshot of the thief’s exact copy (well, he omitted my links and image) of my article on social media marketing:
[the thief deserved a post but NOT a link]
Well, I even don’t know how to treat this: is this blogger impudent or just stupid? Can he really think it’s flattering to me that he copied that “good post” of mine and promises to continue stealing my content if he thinks it’s “good” enough?
Well, Chirag, if you are really a regular reader of my blog, please note, I am not going to allow you to steal my content and republish it on your blog (at least you could have reworded the original post and provided a link to a source). Chirag, I am addressing you and every single content thief out there,
do you have a clue do you care how much time and effort I need to create an article [provided I am new to blogging]? That’s a long process of creative thinking and research… And you just copy and paste my post??? That’s insulting and irritating.
Well, it’s sad that right before Christmas I was reminded that Internet is not all “friends” and “friendly communities”. It’s the world of bad guysgood guys and blatant thieves stealing the content…