Sunday, 15 May 2011

PLAGIARISM !! Say 'NO' To It !!



Plagiarism !...most of us are pretty familiar with this word in blogland !! It's really disgusting to see somebody stealing your article or picture and reusing it without mentioning the proper source at all...!!


Ethnic Home Decor Store is using my picture without my permission and doesn't even bother to give due credit to the actual source. I have written to them/ her to either acknowledge my work OR, to remove the picture completely from The Article, but this has gone in vain.


My regular readers, followers, my bloggy pals...you must have been familiar with this picture from My Blog,



which was also my old banner and till date you can find it on my sidebar....!  This picture from my post is being used without my permission. I have commented on the particular post  but it has been deleted by The Website  owner. Isn't this really disgusting???


Here is the WEBSITE  and the post  Three Must Have Accessories For Indian Inspired Home Decor which has stolen my picture and clandestinely used it.

I've already found that a number of blogs/ websites are using my photographs...[but so long as they are acknowledging the source and providing due credit with the link to my blogsite, I have no qualms]...If someone is really interested in my work/ blog/ photos and would like to use them, I would appreciate if the person approaches me with an email!



Friends, I Need Your Help to end this menace!....The next victim can be anyone from you. Let us fight Plagiarism together! Say 'NO' to it !!



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23 comments:

Sharon said...

I am with you S! I just went to this site, and I see that your pic is still up there. There is a procedure to be followed to take action against them - I believe I did a bit of research on this some time back, and I shall dig into my archives to see if I can share it with you.
Let's fight Plagiarism together!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Will do! I wouldn't like it if it were me! I think you have to put your blog name in every pic you ost, course, I haven't done it either!
Thanks for the info!
Have a nice week.
FABBY

Purnima@a creative project said...

so sad.. happened to me when a blog copied my entire article without asking.. I didn't get any answer from that person and she deleted my comment..I let it go because she had quoted the source at least.The best thing is to watermark your pics before loading.Thieves or those who don't want to give credit will think twice before stealing it.

Sharon said...

here is a link - at the bottom there is some info on how you can file DMCA report with the hosting company..
http://hubpages.com/hub/Online-Plagiarism-How-to-Detect-and-Stop-People-from-Stealing-Your-Content

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Sharon, Purnima,Fabby's Living~ Thanks a bunch to you all dear!! I'm really touched by your comments!

@Sharon~I'll definitely try this link. Thanks once again!

@Purnima and @Fabby's~ Yes, 'watermarking' is a method but that can be edited too :(

These people are just disgusting!

Sayantani said...

nothing helps when we need to fight with these theives. they know more tricks than us to steal authentic photographs. report them asap.

Sarika Chowdhery Sharma said...

Hi. I think one way of stopping plagiarism is watermarking the pics. Plagiarism has become a very common prob in blogging. So we need to be really careful. And we all should come together to stop it. there can be different way of using your pic inspire of using watermark but u still need to secure your pics.

Rekha said...

It's a shame that people copy pictures and content and post it as their own. Unfortunately, there is little one can do in this virtual world. We are with you Sanghamitra, we must figure out a way to fight this out.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

@Rekha~ I don't know what to say...Thank you dear for all your support!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

@Sayantani,Sarika~ thanks a million!
The picture is till there...on their website!

Simran said...

This is so irritating and sad! The picture is still on the website as of now. I am wondering if all of us should go on that website and leave comments about "not using someone's pictures without permission". The owner might delete them but at least he or she will get the message :(

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Thanks a million Simran!
Yes, this is indeed very sad :(...And if all of you can do so....you know, I will be more than happy !:)

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my gosh!! thats so horrible.. I didnt think such things happened so easily.. Let me know if you need any help from us.. in writing to anyone.. or even the owner of the website.. We are surely with you on this one!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Oh Patty! That is so sweet of you! Yes, I need help from you all of you dear...am sending a mail to you.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Dear friends,
Again I have written to them..but all my comments are awaiting moderation and my pic is still up there!! And thanks to this post that website is enjoying a huge number of traffic from my blog...what a bonus for thieves!!!...

Richa said...

Thats pathetic..how can someone copy someone else's work..? Its so so pathetic.

I hope that person 'awakes' and removes your picture soon.

I started watermarking my pictures a few days back to keep them from being copied.

Preeti said...

This is pathetic. We need to comment on the site that the original picture belongs to you and they need to give you the due credit!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

GReat post. I think if you contact them, they should definitely acknowledge who the pic is from. How pathetic to steal another's photos or work. Hope this helps to spread the word. Hugs, Marty

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

@Marty~Thanks a million!
Am writing to them, again and again but no response. I don't think they will acknowledge my work! They should remove my picture from their website.
Thanks once again for your support!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

@Preeti~Thanks a bunch for the support!
Yes, we all should fight Plagiarism together. I've visited your blog and dropped a comment also. Thanks so much for stopping by...:)

abeachcottage said...

So sorry to see this happen to you. I agree with Purnima, watermark your photos, it helps stop plagiarism. Thanks you for adding your link at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays. Hopefully, it will help spread the word around.

Sudha said...

hey
i am so upset ...it is so frustrating when the party in question acts smart...i see that they have deleted my comment too

Cindy said...

So sad and unfair that this happens! Thank you for making us aware of it and if you find any solutions as you are dealing with this, please pass it on!

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