Sunday, September 8, 2013
Hey, everybody! I was seriously planning on putting a review on today. I still probably will, more likely tonight though. Not a big deal.
Instead I have a kind of big deal thing happening. I found out recently that my blog, this blog, has been copied. Now, I have never made a policy of saying, "Ha ha, but seriously don't copy my stuff and take credit for it." because I thought that people wouldn't do that. Well, I'm wrong. I tried contacting the offending "blogger," but have received no word back as of this moment. I would like to wait for a response before I claim copyright infringement or the like. While I've never said (and never will say) that I can't be quoted or linked or whatever, I think I'd appreciate some kind of heads up that every review I've written in almost the last year has been copied word-for-word on this other blog. And they changed the timestamps to appear as if they posted it earlier than me. Great, huh?
The best part is that they didn't reformat my posts, change colors, or re-link the links that link back to this blog here. I'm, I believe, understandably upset. I don't steal the words of others, and when my own words, things I value a great deal, are stolen out from under me without me noticing for such a good long while, I become kind of heated. I'm not losing revenue or, I believe views to this person, but it's the principle of the thing. I don't want to sue or get legal people involved because I'm not that kind of guy. I don't want money for this writing (although I certainly won't mind if I do happen to get ad revenue). My problem isn't that this person, "Deden Palupi" on his blog (which is really just my words over his website) "ofpawsandclaws" (Edit: 10/3/13 Watch out if you click that link. It seems to redirect to something else after a moment or two now. I don't know if the redirect is safe or not.) is stealing views or whatnot, but rather that he is stealing my words, my thoughts, and my opinions. He is stealing something that is incredibly important to me. He is stealing the thing that I enjoy most: writing.
So, yeah. You can compare the blogs, and if any of you out there have any advice, I'd be glad to hear it. For right now, I'm going to see what I can do, and I'm going to wait for a response. It could just be a spambot blogger or something, but I'd really like to know. Anyway, I may have another post up tonight if I'm not too angry about this crap.