I am blogging for more than two years. It's like a part-time job. I am doing this sacrificing my 'life' and 'time'. Many people attribute me and this is a great pleasure...

But sharing my ideas or knowledge on the WEB doesn't mean that people can steal them 'COMPLETELY' without my approval even with an attribution!

Yes, I have used the word "stealing" on purpose. Because this is what LotusLearns.com is doing! Kelley Smith, CEO of this company claims that she is doing this for Africans! Really!

For instance;

Image:Completely unacceptable ’Theft’ by LotusLearns company...
This has been stolen from my article and there is no attribution for that. Only a link above. Again no attribution on the bottom!

Image:Completely unacceptable ’Theft’ by LotusLearns company...

Even there was an attribution, RSS feeds don't provide a right to 'COPY' all contents. Many authors that have stolen articles in this site are not providing full articles on their RSS feeds. And Looking the structure of contents, we can easily see that these are not 'automatically' constructed. They have been edited one by one.

This is clear theft.

...and I am not alone;

Nathan T. Freeman: LotusLearns that stealing web content is shameful
Kathy Brown: How To Piss People Off – LotusLearns
Bill Malchisky: LotusLearns -- The Good, The Bad, and Yes, It’s Ugly (Underneath)
Chris Miller: LotusLearns.com might be using your content without permission - beware
Thomas Duff: If your blog content appears on PlanetLotus, LotusLearns.com is likely infringing on your copyright...
Jesse Gallagher: LotusLearns did a poor job copying my post
Tim Tripcony: LotusLearns wants you to think my content is theirs


Serdar Basegmez   |   April 21 2012 11:29:07 AM   |    Blog  Community  Ethics    |  
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Serdar Basegmez    http://www.developi.com    04/21/2012 12:39:12 PM

Yes I have reported. Many bloggers also reported their infringement.

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Sven Hasselbach    http://blog.hasselba.ch    04/21/2012 12:38:05 PM

Have you tried to report this?

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