Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let's Join hands to fight against plagiarism - Chain Post

I know I'm very late to write about this but it's better late than never! Kumudam Snegiti published my Beetroot Halwa recipe with picture in one of their July-2011 issues, under someone else's name (K.Revathi, Theni). Initially, I was angry with this particular person alone for copying my content without my permission but after seeing Sowje's post in September-2011, I understood that the magazine itself is responsible for all this. I mailed them many times and even left comment in every page of their online magazine. But they didn't care to respond. 

Few months back, Sowje and I talked about this but we didn't do much by then. Yesterday, when  Kurinchi  posted about the same issue, we decided to make blog posts. Friends, only if we all join hands together we can fight against plagiarism. So Friends, Please do write a post in your blog if you were affected by any magazine and please give link to this post. Let it go in chain, so that everyone will be aware of this.

Please check my original post here. See the below picture & recipe that was published in Kumudam Snegiti.



UPDATE :
Yesterday, I bought this month's issue (Jan, 16-31-2012). I could spot many of our blogger friends recipe pictures and recipes in that. I don't know how a reputed magazine is repeatedly involved in this type of act! 

25 comments:

Jay said...

such a shameful act by a popular magazine..
my three copyrighted blog pics have been stolen from net in 2011 diwali issue of kumudam snegidi & the hell part is one of them has got a cash prize winning of Rs.2500/

I donno how to complaint regarding this & ignored..
lets do something..!
Tasty Appetite

Aarthi said...

Oh thats sad dear

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Nithu Bala said...

@Jay, very sorry to hear this...they have a mail id published in their magazine..do write a mail to them..

Sowmya said...

shame on them..did you sent a mail to them?

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Sorry to hear this...Really a shame on them...

Preethi Sriram said...

This is too bad and shame on them...

Very sad dear....

Nish said...

surprised & sad to hear about all these incidents with you & the ones you tagged in your post.
i'm guessing that e-mailing the magazine itself really won't work (i read some other comment on ruchikacooks where she said they never responded). and they probably will not bother.
but i'm thinking, if you guys have any journalist friends in other media (magazine/newspaper) - then you can give a collection of all these content thefts & they can write up an article.
anyway since all these were published long back, the least these magazines can do is apologize, if not pay, for using your content.
or ask your readers to email the contact person of the magazine - with hundreds of mails pouring in i'm sure they'll know they are being punished for their crime :D

Chitra said...

I am shocked and sad to hear about this. Isn't there a way to get any legal advice on this?

I am also sad to hear about what had happened to the ideas and photos of Jay (Tasty appetite)

Sobha Shyam said...

such an unpleasant and shameful act on behalf of the magazine..so sad to hear about it..do contact them and chase them in all the way you can!!

Rashida shaikh said...

Such a Disgusting act...
Feeling sorry for you and I think we should post it whether we are victim or not...Today may be if it's you tomorrow somnelse...It's everybody responsibility to post it on their blog or at least talk about the issue.

Vimitha Anand said...

Bein a popular magazine, this is too bad. Nice post dear. Lets keep the chain going

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Nithu,

90% of thr recipe phtos r flicked from blogs.. Hv found out n number of pics and hv informed the bloggers as well. Had sent a registered post (even though i was not affected) 6 months back .. the post was delvd but thr was no response. Will send mail to the editor immd.. But frm bloggers side v shd def watermark the pics we upload..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

thats really bad for a reputed magazine to do!! Should really do something to stop plagarism

Padhu said...

It is really shameful to steal other's hard work .As Kalpana Sareesh says even if we watermark the pics, they erase it or crop it and use it.We have to do something about it.

Jaleela Kamal said...

என் குறிப்புகளும் இப்படி தான் நீத்து நானும் போஸ்ட் கமெண்ட் வழியா எவ்வள்வு திட்டியும் பலன் இல்லை


தினகரனுக்கு பிற்கு இப்ப பாப்புலரான குமுதம் சிநேகிதியும் இப்ப இப்படி திருட ஆரம்பிச்சிட்டாஙக் போல

Jaleela Kamal said...

அது கை கூசாம எடுத்து போடுவாங்க??

ruchikacooks said...

done nithu..

Priya's Feast said...

all the pics of that book r stolen from blogs....last month,they stole my seppankilangu varuval pic..I also sent mails,but no response....

Archana said...

So sorry dear? Maybe if we left our protest messages on the site it may help will it not? or do you think they will be deleted?
How abt writing in a rival magazine abt this shameful act?

Priya said...

Its really sad to hear this kind of shameful acts, hope Kumudam will take seriously some decisions to stop all this nonsenses..

Roshni said...

that is so bad... i am wondering if there is any way of dealing with this than mailing the magazine. Like some law or something.. sickening

cumincoriandercardamom said...

Nithu this is so bad. I submitted your post to Kumudham feedback , I urge everyone to go to kumudham website and submit this link so they will get to know the mistake they are doing

http://www.kumudam.com/feedback.php

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks friends for your support...

shrima said...

yes chitthi, i can see even the picture is not changed.i strongly feel that kumudam is doing something very wrong.what a irresponsible thing to do.i feel very angry on kumudam.

shrima said...

yes chitthi, i can see even the picture is not changed.i strongly feel that kumudam is doing something very wrong.what a irresponsible thing to do.i feel very angry on kumudam.