It’s the season of love, joy, and peace but instead, my mind is occupied with an unpleasant topic today.
About a week ago, I came to find out that someone from another continent has been stealing my blog posts (word by word with my photos) and publish them on their website for the last two weeks. They have stolen 14 articles in total.
It took us a while to get in touch with them but finally, we made a contact yesterday on their Facebook Page where I found they were using my photo for other links as well.
The most important character I value in a person is integrity so you can imagine the emotions I feel about this incident. When I confronted them and asked them to remove my work from their website immediately, their response was “I will remove them. :)” A smiley face emoji? No apology. No shame. They acted as if they were doing me a favor. What is going on here? How is this OK? I am totally flustered with their response.
Since yesterday, they took down 6 articles but 8 articles are still running on their website. So our interaction isn’t over yet. It is obvious that the entire website is running with stolen other people’s hard work.
Have you experienced something like this? How did you handle it? Do you have any tips?