We all know that plagiarism is illegal. And we know that in the Internet age, this is very rampant and easy to do because almost all sites with different topics are accessible via search engines like Google, Yahoo, Dogpile, etc. Just type in a keyword and presto! You’ll see all the sites that are related to that keyword. You can then copy and paste any of these information into your site/blog and claim it to be your own. This is what happened to The Cat.
One of my blogger friends The Cat, has recently found out that most of her blog entries have been copied word-for-word by “somebody” and used it in his/her blog. That “somebody” also hotlinked some of her graphics and that “somebody” even uses the same favicon! How sure is she it’s her work? you say. The Cat has a unique style of blogging. She calls it “Dyslexic blogging”, because in every post, she starts the entry with “Dear mouse,” and the copycat blogger also used that same starter line in his/her posts. Coincidence? Not!
The Cat’s blog is quite popular and she has good results in Google and Technorati so basically, this copycat is trying to use the copied posts to drive traffic to his/her blog. The Cat has asked the help of Sassy Lawyer regarding legal matters and other bloggers like Abe and Retz, her webmaster. I am posting this entry as my contribution. I hope that those who read this would spread the word and let others know about this copycat blogger.
You can read more about this in The Cat’s blog entries.