Can you believe it, this guy completely stole my previous post and made it up as it is his work!!!! I contacted him and he completely ignored me??? Is this how things are done here? Any suggestions on what should I do?

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  1. newsferret says:

    That happens. In a previous blog platform that no longer exists a blogger stole a photo off my blog and posted on his as if it was his. That resulted in me now spoiling my photos with the copy right notice.

  2. Adam says:

    There’s only one beautiful you, with your own beautiful thoughts and ideas and if he continues to copy you, he will only ever stand in your shadow and follow and that is not a real man.

  3. Deb Scarfo says:

    Disgusting but not surprising. I too, have had this concern about my work. Try contacting WordPress….they may be able to do something, at least. And take comfort in the thought that he chose YOUR words to post as his, which in a twisted way is a compliment. But know that he’s a hyprocrite and a coward and he will NEVER be considered a writer, as you are. No TRUE writer would NEVER pose someone else’s work as theirs.

  4. Ed G. Mann PsD says:

    I had someone steal another blog name and used it. They became defunct after 5 months. Nothing one can do unless you copyright and there you have to sue to get results.

    Take this theft as unabashed adoration of your skills and brains. If the thief was competent and creative, they wouldn’t be stealing your work.

    Hang in there, but not by your thumbs!

  5. Amara says:

    !!! Haha, I cannot believe someone has the nerve to do that! Imitation is the best flattery, or something though, no? But I do understand you’re pissed off.
    Dunno what you could do, aren’t there moderators here somewhere?

  6. Rachelle says:

    WOW! Did not know in 2013 people were still plagiarizing. I’m not sure if you have any legal relief since the blog is not officially “patented.” But you did put him on blast on your blog so thats a start! Maybe taking to twitter? Talking to the wordpress folks about censuring the other blogger?

    Good luck!

    1. H! says:

      I won’t give him amy more …traffic by mentioning him anywhere, just wanted to make him understand that ignoring me, when I explained that what he did was wrong, is not an option! Thank you Rachelle! πŸ™‚

  7. James Clay says:

    Let’s se if my comment gets past moderation…I doubt it!

    James Clay March 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm Β· Β· Reply β†’
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    You completely stole this from another blog, without crediting the original writer. That is shameful, you are a fake, a fraud, a thief. If you cannot write something original, at least be honest about where your blog content comes from.

  8. Catherine says:

    Actually, I would contact the writer, and let him know you are aware that he stole your work. Tell him to credit you as the original writer with your blog address and title, or tell him to remove it. Then contact WordPress.

    Also, put something on your blog stating that all your written material is your own and can not be republished without permission. If he doesn’t take it down or give you credit, let him know he’ll be hearing from your attorney.

    Writers can not devalue their own work by letting others steal it. If the guy stole a necklace from a store, the shopkeeper wouldn’t just shrug his shoulders. Treat this the same way.

    1. H! says:

      Actually I did exactly that because I thought it was a genuine mistake and he just did not know how to reblog, but he ignored me completely, that is why I did this! Thank you for your suggestions Catherine, I will definately consider! And I believe you are right we can not just ignore it! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  9. Ed Mahoney says:

    I forget why I started following you but it was this post that truly impressed me. I guess you should be flattered but this even has me mad. I might comment on his blog myself.

  10. duncanr says:

    Like others have said before me above – it is a form of flatttery, but understand why you should be pissed off

    Wouldn’t be an issue if he had used the wordpress ‘reblog’ facility which gives credit to the original source of a post that someone thinks it worthy enough they want to share it with their own readership

    Perhaps he doesn’t know how to use the ‘reblog’ facility?

    1. H! says:

      Well … before doing this I actually explained him, I feel flattered that he liked my post and explained how it is done by rebloging it and not copy/ paste it, he completely ignored me!!!
      If you read carefully he even says it took him 1 day and a half to write this… Ha ha ha! It starts to be funny!!!! πŸ™‚ At least my message will get to more people now!!!

  11. pickledsparklymooseprincess says:

    Im reporting him for spamming too. You had the openness to publish your work wothout a clause and he took advantage. People should be able to share their creations without fears of plagarism! for goodness sake – imagine how many more people he has done this to – and yet he gets all the ‘likes’ as if it was his achievement – it makes me SO mad!

  12. Shweta Singh says:

    This post of yours is one of my favorite. Acts like such are really immoral and unacceptable.
    I thought this could help – shttp://en.support.wordpress.com/disputes/.

    1. H! says:

      I discover it by accident, I was browsing the new posts, and just bumped into this…..saying to myself this sounds …familiar ha ha ha! It was well too familiar indeed!

  13. rbdavis5 says:

    I would feel sorry for him, I mean if all he can do is steal a post, (not a reblog but a stright out theft) imagine how dry in creative pool must be…. [of course breaking his nose is also a fun idea, but that probably would involve airfare and bail so stick to the ‘high road]

  14. kiranchaturvedi says:

    What a silly thing to do ! Just saw the blog- it all feels and looks cut paste, no genuine voice coming thru. Maybe u can post comments there that he has copied from u? For future do TM your writings or in some other way protect them, cos such practices are common on the internet. Can imagine how you must feel though.

    1. H! says:

      I tryed to post comments, but of course he did not approve it and completly ignored me!!! Thats why I did this!!! Thank you for your support! πŸ™‚

  15. Tongue Sandwich says:

    You got it all wrong: Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery. Stalking is. So what you should do is to travel to India, where this guy seems to be located, and give him a couple of well-aimed kicks in the groin. All your jogging will finally pay off, since it will have strengthened your quadriceps, the most important muscle group needed to make a kick in the balls a memorable experience for the recipient.

    1. H! says:

      Ha ha ha Sounds very tempting!!! Imitation might be flattering, but damn straight copy/pasting is certainly not!!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  16. onthickice says:

    Kick him in the jimmy. Like an NFL punter, I mean. But, in the meantime, I imagine some of your readers will be leaving scathing comments for him. They probably will never get posted but at least he will have to see and delete them one at a time. Might just go have a look see at his other labors of 36-hour love… πŸ˜‰

  17. jessicag says:

    I’m a photographer, and I know how frustrating it is to have someone take your work, copy it word for word (pose for pose), and completely claim it as their own with no remorse when approached. Flattery, sure.,. but it is still wrong and confronting him/reporting him was the right thing to do. He might just continue to do it if his hands never get slapped. Now, he might think twice. I absolutely LOVED your post as it was something my heart was screaming, but my words weren’t coming together. I look forward to reading more of your work! Hope this issue gets overcome quickly and you continue to share your writing!

    1. H! says:

      Jessica thank you so much for your nice words, THIS means so much more to me, this comments and support than what anyone like him can ever mean! I will certainly continue to write, hopefully people will still like it!!! Big hug! Thanks!

  18. thetraillesstraveled says:

    Just curious but how did you find this out in the first place? I guess you take that risk as a public blogger. It makes me thankful that I don’t write about anything too personal anymore. Blogging is a form of personal expression. You would think that people would have enough respect for each other to give credit when credit is due. What a coward.

    1. H! says:

      I discover it by accident, I was browsing the new posts, and just bumped into this…..You are right he is a coward! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  19. onthickice says:

    Got yer back, Jack. This letter will be emailed to a dozen bloggers who have ‘liked’ some of this joker’s recent posts. I made up a facebook email for you, but in case I guessed wrong here it is:

    Dear fellow bloggers,

    It has come to my attention that the recent post at gkdutta.wordpress.com called “Turning Up… and the endless pain!” is copy and paste plagiarism, not a day and a half of his own work.Β  The original can be found at fungirlslivebetter.wordpress.com along with her reblog of his shameless act.Β 

    I encourage you to stop reading and/or unsubscribe from his blog immediately to send a message that this sort of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.Β  Also, removing any likes can help prevent the theft of any of your intellectual property as he has done in this instance.

    Thank you for your attention, and warmest regards

    PS – this one-time email list was painstakingly generated by finding users who had ‘liked’ any of the last few posts by GK Gutta Raju and had a public email address listed on gravatar.Β  Your email addresses will only be seen by those who receive this email.

    Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android

      1. onthickice says:

        It was the least I could do, I may do this from a cell phone but as a musician I understand how personal these creations can be. Whether funny, serious, or somewhere in-between, all of your work carries a part of your creative soul (not like a Horcrux lol), it’s like the pride a parent has for their kids. Keep writing, so we all can continue to enjoy your vivacious style and spirit. πŸ™‚

  20. Dianne Aquino says:

    This is sad 😦 that post of yours is a personal favorite, i love that post! what a jerk! but in another perspective, that’s kinda a highest form compliment hehe but he is still jerk!

  21. eugenie verney says:

    As others have said, take it as a compliment, albeit a disingenuous one! It’s soooo lazy just to cut and paste – he could have made as much impact by quoting (and attributing) you, maybe drawing in ideas from one or more other sources, and then adding his own spin. Wonder how often he does it…..

  22. jkevindorsey says:

    I just tried to leave. Comment on his blog but he has it set up so he can review prior to it being posted. I agree with the comment above, contact wordpress and see if they will remove him.

  23. Ky Grabowski says:

    So sorry girl!

    That is just not right but as my grandmother says. “It takes all kinds to make the world go round.” I suppose we just wish it took better people than this to make it go round. I wish there was more we could do to help you out! You didn’t deserve this, even if stealing work is considered… “Flattery.” It’s still hurtful. I hope this doesn’t get you down too much and you can continue blogging, and brightening our lives up with your stories that you were lovely enough to share in the first place.

    The internet can be a scary place to open yourself up too especially with people stealing your work. I put a copy right thing on my blog, though it probably wouldn’t really hold up; it does make me feel a bit better. Also having such great fans as I’ve read through the comments, they’ll always be there for you when trouble arises which is the best thing ever! Your a wonderful blogger, with a fantastic support base. Keep up your amazing work and I only hope people learn that stealing is wrong.

    Cheers hun πŸ™‚
    xo!

    1. H! says:

      I suppose you are right!!! It’s not that is hurting but it’s just ridiculous that someone so bluntly can do this!!! Anyway thanks for your support, really appreciate it! πŸ™‚

      1. Ky Grabowski says:

        Yeah, people like him I guess we’ll never really understand ha-ha. I hope he takes it down or something good comes out of this for you hun!

        Always here for you πŸ˜€

    2. onthickice says:

      It does take better than this guy (who has a second account somewhere that he used to ‘like’ his own stuff) to make the world go round, they just aren’t the subject of converstation right now. πŸ˜‰

  24. Miss Misfit says:

    I just put a comment on his blog… let’s see if he responds… But I think you should know it’s not the first time this guy has plagiarized… Check out his “welcome quote…” He’s clearly not a good writer and doesn’t speak very well so I wouldn’t worry too much… You are fab guuuurrrllll!!!

    1. H! says:

      Thank you!!! I am not worried! I have already forgiven him πŸ™‚ But the nice words and support from all of you has been amazing, thank you so much!!! Hugs!

  25. Jude Macarra says:

    I am at a loss for words… I visited his site…his life if a carbon copy. Tried to find a dislike button…no luck. I’m sorry this happened…but don’t let this upset you…you know your work, and we enjoy it. πŸ™‚

  26. Ed Mahoney says:

    It’s been interesting to read our take on this guy. I’ll add, not in his defense, that we are very likely a collection of original content creators. So his actions seem odd. But there is a culture (maybe not culture since that sounds racist) but a subculture the truly believes they are adding value with their copyleft actions. We do all stand on the shoulders of giants, expanding existing thought. But there is certainly a distinct line and you either see it or you don’t.

  27. musingsfortheether says:

    I called him out on his own blog. I know he won’t ultimately approve the comment and allow it to be seen on his blog, but I just had to tell him how shameful his action was. I support you and completely understand your outrage!

  28. scientimystic says:

    I must say, your original post is very well written… There are people who get inspired and produce amazing new and original piece of work and there are ppl like him who blatantly copies other’s work without giving any due credit… its gonna hurt him since he will have no credibility and you got one more supporter! so keep writing! πŸ™‚

  29. frankdiluzio says:

    I’m sorry you had to go through that :(. It sucks that you have to copyright your pieces because there are people out there that have no guilt stealing it.

  30. chicmomdiaries2013 says:

    I can just imagine the feelings you have because of this. Outrageous, for me is unbelievable how people can steal others work. Hubby just tell me that is a sort of flattery that he chose to steal your work, but I have to add is a flattery I’m certain you don’t want. Sending blessings your way!

  31. Stephen in Ottawa says:

    I think what the issue here really about ‘intellectual property”. As a advertising copywriter for more than 40 years you learn to protect your creative. You can’t spend your life copyrighting everything. The basic rule that will work in court is proof of the original publishing date of your work/blog/novel etc. If you expose it first, and can prove it, the plagerizer is toast. You really need to show ownership of your work and put a copyright date on it just as a warning. Here’s a link to some ‘intellectual property’ info parameters.
    http://www.techterms.com/definition/intellectualproperty

  32. Felie Marie says:

    Karma’s a bitch and he should know it. He may have had sudden increase in his traffic but that’s because of his fraudulent ways. Good job on the writing, by the way. πŸ™‚

  33. vaodiva says:

    I left a comment; says it’s awaiting moderation. Yet, somehow, I don’t think it will show since others have left them as well and it shows 0 comments.
    Perhaps they will make him think twice before plagiarizing again?

  34. tkbesh29 says:

    Someone needs to lecture him on Plagiarism. What he did is common but becomes a crime when it’s not referenced at all. Atleast he should have indicated that it was culled from somewhere. It’s very hard to deal with issues like this on a social platform,it hurts and to me it’s like a slap on one’s face.

  35. phoxis says:

    I just made a random check of his other posts using different plagiarism checkers available. The posts I chose randomy were entirely copied (with may be slight modification).

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