Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blatant plagiarism by Kerals.com





My dear friends,
I would like to share my findings when I casually searched using google.


I was shocked when I found many of my blogposts in Malayalam language
(spoken by people of Kerala State, India) in the website
Kerals.com


. Link to one of my blogposts is .
Click Here

The same lines, with the same title can be seen in kerals.com
Click Here
My Another blogposts is here.

Click Here

The same lines, with the same title can be seen kerals.com
Click Here

Please see my another blogspost

Click Here
the same title can be seen kerals.com
Clik Here

After enquiring, they have done something to change the appearance of letters in the screen. However, you can go to Encoding -> unicode [UTF-8], and see the post in proper Malayalam font.



When I looked at the other contents of the site, I realised that not only me, but many Malayalam blogger friends would be shocked to see their posts in kerals.com.

Many Malayalam blogposts have been simply copied and pasted in the site. If you click on the link to , Malayalam poem you can see posts from most of the Malayalam bloggers.

In all the 'copy-pasted' posts, the name of the original writer is given (mostly short names). The site does not either attribute the writings to the original blogger, nor it gives any link to the original blog. Hence if you know anything about this site, please write your opinion/ comments here.

The site owners name is written as Anaswara Group Private limited. The site also has an online support team. I have written to them, but have not received any reply yet.
http://kerals.com/about.htm
As per this link, it seems they also have branches in India and abroad. They also have links to Hextron Network, based in California.

How do you react to such unethical practice of copying and pasting from blogposts, without the consent of the writer?

The details of the site is given below:
Server Type: Apache/2.0.63 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.63 OpenSSL/0.9.7a mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4
FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 PHP/5.2.5
IP Address:70.85.203.2
IP Location - Texas - Dallas - Theplanet.com Internet Services Inc

Registrant:
Anashwara Group of Company PVT LTD
JTP Nagar Hamilton
Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, 659874
India
Technical Contact:
Groups, Anashwara
Anashwara Groups LTD
8564 Green ford ct
Srinagar, 659874
India
565499874

admin contact
email: sathyaa50@yahoo.com

Dear friends, please tell me, what should we do?

My mail id is: dearfriendz@gmail.com

15 comments:

Inji Pennu said...

Saji,
Put Screen shots please.

മിന്നാമിനുങ്ങുകള്‍ //സജി.!! said...

Dear friends, please tell me, what should we do?

പ്രിയ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍ said...

saji, it is better to sue them personally with the screenshots

ശ്രീവല്ലഭന്‍. said...

This is unethical, and blatant violation of copyright. Not acceptable.

ഭൂമിപുത്രി said...

Warn them first.If there is no positive response we should move according to the IPRs

എതിരന്‍ കതിരവന്‍ said...

Legal action should be taken against Kerals.com.

ViswaPrabha വിശ്വപ്രഭ said...

http://aruninte.blogspot.com/2008/04/innathe-chinthavishayamunbelievable.html

ശലിത said...

Not acceptable!!!!!!! Legal action is the best way to avoid this.

തോന്ന്യാസി said...

സജിയേട്ടാ.......

ഇത് പ്ലഗാരിസമല്ല........ബാസ്റ്റാര്‍ഡിസമാണ്...

പ്രതിഷേധത്തില്‍ ഞാനും പങ്കുചേരുന്നു.....

Umesh::ഉമേഷ് said...

727 Lundy Ave, suite 604, San Jose CA എന്നാണു് അനശ്വരയുടെ അഡ്രസ്സ്. ഈപ്പറഞ്ഞ Lundy അവന്യൂവിനു വളരെ അടുത്താണു ഞാന്‍ താമസിക്കുന്നതു്. ഈ വഴിയില്‍ 727 എന്ന നമ്പരുള്ള ഒരു കെട്ടിടമില്ല. പിന്നെയല്ലേ അതില്‍ 604 എന്നൊരു സ്വീറ്റ്?

കമ്പ്ലീറ്റ് ഫ്രോഡാണല്ലോ. ഫ്ലോറിഡയിലുള്ളവരെ സാന്‍ ഹൊസേയിലുള്ള അഡ്രസ്സ് കാണിച്ചു പേടിപ്പിക്കുകയാണോ?

ഇതു് ജനം അനോണികളെ ഐപി ഉപയോഗിച്ചു പിടിക്കാന്‍ നടക്കുന്ന സ്ഥലമാണു്. ഇവിടെത്തന്നെ വേണം ഉമ്മാക്കി. വെടിക്കെട്ടുകാരന്റെ അടുത്തു് ഉടുക്കു കൊട്ടി പേടിപ്പിക്കുന്നു എന്നു കേട്ടിട്ടേ ഉള്ളൂ :)

Gopan (ഗോപന്‍) said...

We bloggers should send a mail to Kerals.com live support individually, requesting them to remove the blog contents used without pior permission.

Please remember to send the screen shots and hyperlinks of your blog/ copied content.

പ്രിയ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍ said...

Umeshjee, after my mail i found that they visited my site. My feedjet shows San jose, CA

പ്രിയ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍ said...

They asked me the proof again and i sent them once again they have removed all my works from kerals.com. After that i have sent a mail to them that "It is Ok now, dont take any anything from my blog". then they replied that

"Priya, We are not police, so cannot gurantee.. We have placed a new rule in our member ship area, thats the only thing we could do..

You have to protect your contents by placing some non copying scripts on it... Our coppa rules stating that we are not responsible for any contents posted by our members.. We only support based on detailed complaints..

Reagrds

Jaya Vardh"



even i approched them in a polite manner they responded shamefully
and they meant that they are not sure the same thing will occur in future.

All my moral support will be with you my blog freinds .

Ramesh Nair said...

The best thing will be to approach the Cyber crime office in your city and inform about this. You can also write to the Hosting company (you can find them through www.whoishostingthis.com). Many people don't understand that the Hosting company is also responsible for content on the sites. I am sure if too many people write to the Host, they will budge.

In a similar incident, BCCI has couple of days back filed a case against Rediff.com because the domain name IndianFantasyLeague.com was bought through them!

Agn! Sharman said...

You wont belive.

I have been threatened with consequenses for writign about them and exposing them on my blog

I have filed a cyber crime case, as they have used my name, number and email ID on their website called malayalampadam.com and indianmovieforum.com trying to spoil my name.

They advertised that I am a pimp and can be contacted for arranging Indian actresses for sexual pleasures..

Here is a copy of their threatening emails and the sequence of actions...

http://www.simplymalayalees.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=514&OB=DESC