I’ve never considered myself a Malaysia prominent blogger. Heck, I’ve never even self-proclaimed it but apparently some b*stard thinks so and is now stealing my blog content – text and images. The best part is he’s stealing it and posting it up in his created Blogger account. Thank you, Blogger (and Google – since you own the company).
Obviously, the first thing I did was find a way to report it to Blogger. And what d’ya know, I found the most accurate heading; Someone is stealing my content. I really expected to find a form or something but they’ve made it a tedious process for you to report someone stealing your content. Want to know why?
First of, it states Blogger (or Google) won’t have any hand in your case unless you file a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against them and the Blogger account involved in the case. Secondly (and the part which turned me off) is:
…you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail — not by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items…
So much for being a 21st century company when we (Internet users) can’t easily report a simple abuse of someone is stealing my content via the Internet. And, do you know what wasted cost it’ll be to post a mail (or even fax) my letter to US from Malaysia?!
I’m not seeking any damages from Google or whatsoever. I simply want Blogger (or Google) to do 2 simple things:
- Flag the blogger’s account as a warning.
- Remove or delete the blogger’s account without further warning if they continued their current activities.
I believe Google is more than smart enough to come up with an intelligent system or AI driven system for this. After all, they’ve brought us the most popular search engine today and have recently released their own Internet browser; Google Chrome.
Download the full screenshot (.ZIP – 1.38MB) to view the 5 articles he stole including text and images: [download#1]
And, my personal investigation has led me to believe the said pirate is a Turkish blogger. Plus, out of the 5 articles he has stolen (including pictures) from my blog, he’s stolen from other bloggers too. So better be wary as the Turkish pirate may visit your blog next.
Updated Today @ 12:22pm:
I’ve found a picture of the pirate. I’ll keep it for legal matters if it does come to it later.