Sunday, 27 July 2008

I have been plagiarised!

I have encountered several times where my writings have been copied in the net. Some are ethical enough to link the articles back to AZAIG. For those who weren’t ethical, I will usually leave a note that within a day or two, the said article will mysteriously disappear.

But there is this guy who really got to my nerve, whom I felt he has absolutely no respect to the meaning of copyright and originality. He has made plagiarism the way of his life.

Thanks to narrowband, I found out about this particular blogger who has copied not one but several of my entries and made it sound as though they are his. He even copy the pictures as well and did not even have the creativity to change the title of the entries. I am not going to give him a link so you will have to key in his url which is "funkie-renegade(dot)blogspot(dot)com".

Things he has copied might mysteriously disappear but I leave it for you to check out all these screenshots. Click to enlarge.











In the post "Wrong and again I was wrong", he even put on what I believe is the picture of his actual Uni. Anyone formerly from MMU know this guy?

64 comments:

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

Shame to the person... I wonder if he feels proud about it, pretending that it was his own creation.

Tsk Tsk Tsk... sungguh memalukan.

Klaw said...

He's doing his post grad, and he's out plagiarizing material for his blog. I guess he'll just be prepared for a life of mediocrity.

I especially like how he changes your age to his own age in the article. So 'creative'.

narrowband said...

Alamak. How come whistleblower no anonymous protection wan. Haha. Anyway, I tried looking for this guy's email on his site, but no where to be found. It's always wise to display an email in case someone wants to contact the blog owner.

Rmb when I reported I got plagiarized, you said it hadn't happened to you? Heh. Welcome to the club man.

annna said...

wahhh.. terrer that fella. where's the creativity? Copycat betol..

Maverick SM said...

I agree with your point about ethics.

However, I don't really mind those who had CnP my writings in the blog. In the blog I only writing social matters, political opinions and jokes. It is okay as it is nothing much to shout about as they can read those news in the medias and other blogs too.

But, what I'm most upset are those lecturers who took my powerpoint slides and lecture notes for their teachings and distribution to class participants; that's plagarism.

Aoki said...

Got one chinese saying that goes "got no such big head, don't wear such big helmet". If you don't know how to write on your own, don't even think about having your own blog lor. He cut and paste and conveniently treats it like his. Shame on him man! Tsk tsk tsk...totally no respect.

Anyway zewt, do a quick search in facebook, you will be able to msg okay :P

M A E G E N . G said...

Tsk Tsk Tsk Tsk .. *shame of him*

suanie said...

wah congratulations, being plagiarised means you made it haha

bennyloh said...

What a pariah! Same thing happened with me, this quy operating a news portal "malaysia.today.com" (not RPK's).

I had to write to him and his web sponsor (Invision Power) asking who makes the advertisment revenue. Invision may have withdrawn the sponsor of the free web by now.
He was even challenging me about copyright laws in Malaysia and challenge me to sue him!

He has got a new sponsor and has the cheek to put up his "copyright" notice on his blog now!

day-dreamer said...

I still don't understand why some people resort to plagiarism...

drumsticks said...

oh no.. from MMU some more.. shame shame.. can't tell who he is though..

CarolineL said...

With the networking these days, people ought to find out soon enough. It happened to me too! The photos I uploaded were copied and these fantastic creatures don't have the courtesy to link them back *shrugs*

Tine said...

Imitation is the cheapest form of flattery. You've got it made, mate ;)

PS: I flagged the blog for ya. Did you send him a Cease and Desist letter?

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

OMG!! Who is this little he-bitch?! I will kick his ass for you and then I will sit on him with my giant ass so that he'll suffocate and die.

I guess after that he won't copy off stuff from you anymore.

The little he-bitch.

suituapui said...

U famous mah!...My posts, nobody wants! All crap! Hahahahahaha!!!

suituapui said...

P.S. Why u give his url? Then everyone will kaypo-kaypo go and see...and that will increase his traffic, much to his delight!!!...Better give my url! LOL!!!

pinknpurplelizard said...

I've gotta agree with Suanie. If ppl are plagiarising ur work, it does mean that you are famous. Hehe...

Aiya, there are a lot of celaka ppl in this world who lack originality or creativity. Hope this issue gets resolved for u.

WY Kam 甘永元 said...

a postgrad research that plagiarise? lol. says a lot about his research. maybe should run a check with any familar referenecs that he conveniently left out. You are not even on his blogroll.

I have checked thru some of his older posts, and seem like he has been copying since forever. I would suggest that you report his ass off to blogspot.

I found his name to be a Mr Mohd Helmi bin Ramlee. His mugshot is here:
http://bp3.blogger.com/_4MQohenPKK8/SA7NYSw2VWI/AAAAAAAAAmU/ayHhznMeisI/s1600-h/11.JPG

and his identity is found on this post:
http://funkie-renegade.blogspot.com/2008/04/london.html

and he seems to be working at the Monetary Assessment and Strategy Department of Bank Negara Malaysia.. lol. anyone wanna call them?

Suit Lin said...

yup his name and pictures are on his site.

What do you plan to do if he does not respond to your comment?

nikz said...

it means tat u're really good. tat's why u were plagiarised. tsk tsk

anyway, samy velu already set a good example for us by plagiarising a wedding poem for badawi. lolx

Carrie said...

Hi Zewt..
There rest were right, you know you've made it when others plagiarise your work. Congrats!

But on the other hand, i can imagine your frustration. Have you spoken to the copycat yet? Hopefully he'll buzz off after this.

On a different note, hey..how did u know Wong May Tiem? Gosh, it's such a small world eh?

YeinJee said...

Unfortunately, plagiarism happens a bit too often online... and it ain't going to stop anytime soon.

zewt said...

purple mushroom - and he is a postgrad!! what kinda quality is this!!??

Klaw - yeah, i noticed he edited a bit... not that bad huh hahahaha...

narrowband - well, i must say, i dont think it feels good to be plagiarised. not when i am not acknowledged.

annna - creativity is in his pictures hahaha...

Maverick SM - well, i still dont like it, from a personal point of view.

Aoki - nah, i have no interest in messaging him.

M A E G E N - indeed.

zewt said...

suanie - hahahaha... made it... where's my million?

bennyloh - hey there, welcome to AZAIG. yeah, when i read that guy's profile... damn, i wonder if he copied it from somewhere.

day-dreamer - neither do i.

drumsticks - what a shame huh.

CarolineL - yeah, they just want to claim credit. we should have some law.

Tine - oh... you did? thanks :)... well, i am not flattered at all.

the Constantly Dramatic One - hahaha... calm down, no need to kill him hahaha...no need to dramatic :P

zewt said...

suituapui - you already quite famous lah :P

pinknpurplelizard - we should have some sort of law! hahaha...

WY Kam - yeah, absolutely... but then again, it's Malaysia, what do u expect. hahaha... and u thought i havent run through his achieve to dig him up?

Suit Lin - well, there's nothing i can do.

nikz - hahahahaha... oh yeah, i remember that one!

Carrie - yeah, small world huh. she used to work in the same company as i did. same batch even i think. but i am from different dept.

YienJee - unfortunately so... sigh.

Samantha said...

someone's officially famous. lol ur nick reminds me of the slurrrp noise people make whilst eating their soupy noodles.

thanks for ur 2 cents by the way.

Aput said...

wow....at least they tell me when they want to re-post my posts, even if they are from theStar's Citizens Blog

But I've a better question. How does one protect IP on the Internet? I would think it's almost impossible.

-=SiN=- said...

a lil' bruised ego else no harm done. Original stil da best~ :p

"Sorry, the blog at xxxx has been removed."i miss the news, can RIP de~

Jemima said...

Let me know if you need a lawyer.

Fang Fang said...

the blog had been removed!!

Huei said...

hahahha damn sad these ppl..they copy other ppl's blog n treat it as theirs..n when it's found out..they delete it. wtf! looser betul!

missironic said...

aiyak..i kenot access to the fella's blog..seems to be have already been removed..maybe got scared already since you "dedicated" an entry for him..hahaahaha...

its bad tat he plagiaries your entry..coz it shows tat he got no creativity of his own..but on the other hand, one good tiny thing out of tis plagiarism is.....you're entries are worth to be plagiaries which shows your credibility of ur writings! hahahaa..this wat i feel.. ;)

Mohamad Hilman bin Nordin said...

where's the pleasure in blogging when all that you do is copying others? then copying a popular blog somemore.

did he do it for the ads in his blog? when I went there, the blog has been removed..

anomaly said...

congrats zewt, your articles are so good ppl are taking you as their ghostwriter without consent. this guy should be punished and i worry for Bank Negara...

HuntressMoon said...

dude,
this dude does not exist anymore, he tore down the blog.. gosh, scary but flattering. zewt's blog is good enough to steal.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ahah close dwn liao..must b ur vast amt of comments n traffic that he craves for..

so can i copy some too?? u can advertise my blog here for free..n dont worry im thick skin to admit haha

narrowband said...

At least he didn't have ads on his blog. I still think it's not as bad as plagiarizers who also have ads on their blog. The ones who plagiarized my work, out of the three, two were heavily loaded with ads.

sipuri said...

zewt, I believe he already deleted his blog..hish..I cannot read his famous "article"...

Jacss said...

ooh no....'shaking head' in disbelieve!!
just copied 'bulat-bulat' man.... how could that happen....only the brainless one will do that?

j or ji said...

hahaha..lawak la. u kene bagi dia awards jugak!

Mcmercedez said...

Dude.. you should send him a lawyer letter man.. or charge him for the copyright.. hehe..

But i must say he's totally a loser.. Find him and call me.. I'll make sure he never be able to write again.. hehe..

jason Geek said...

There is no turnitin scanner on the internet LOL so, plagarise lah. Anyway, im pretty sure all of us did that during high school. u copy my hwk and i copy urs XD

H.C. Tan said...

feel flattered lah! haha

I'm Choonie. said...

Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. The blogger got his blog removed too. But I got so many bad remarks from his friends instead. So sad. I have no mood to blog for a few days. They claimed that it is ok to do so ad I should be proud of ppl copying my work. Crazy sick ppl out there. Luckily, I am over with it and I am still happily blog my stuff. Oh yes... ppl copying your stuff means you are famous already. hahaha.... But the one copying mine has no taste at all. hahaha....

I'm Choonie. said...

Oh yes... check this out.
http://www.5xmom.com/how-to-report-to-google-adsense-if-someone-steals-your-content/#comments

It might help you in future.

kel said...

and you sent a nice little message to all his friends? how thoughtful. just so you know i am still alive and kicking. hahaha
wei no more hamsap entries already?

Rashikaps said...

He's deleted his blog. What a loser!

myop101 said...

dear zewt,

the blog is gone... i guess you have a great impact on him...

pinknpurplelizard said...

Aiya... He removed his blog! I tot we could just get together and flame him... Muahaha! Or perhaps just pester him in person when we 'stalk' him down.

I'm mean. I know it...

giddy tigress said...

Oooh, that lil coward removed his blog. That's a very cowardly thing to do.
Good thing you discovered it early huh?

kyh said...

he shud email us his blog before u blog about this... cant read his masterpieces now :P

kyh said...

i mean *u shud* :p

Angie Tan said...

Hmmm.. My dog's blog got plagiarized too some time back. Lucky it was just 1 post.

Anyway, I can't call it plagiarized but it was an outright copy because the entire post (minus the pics) was copied out.

Shame on that person. To steal another person's blog entry - *sigh*... A new type of pirate - blog pirate...

erm said...

it means....u inspire people

zewt said...

Samantha - hahaha... i dont think so... as for my nick... i hope you're pronouncing it correctly :)

Aput - i dont think that's possible. unless some IT geek wanna correct me.

-=Sin=- - hahaha... i got capture the screen mah haha...

Jemima - hahaha... i dont think he has much money to pay.

Fang Fang - what a loser eh?

Huei - haha... sad right?

missironic - dedicated to him hahahahaha....

zewt said...

Mohamad Hilman bin Nordin - hello there, welcome to AZAIG. yeah, copying is not blogging. but then again, blogging is without rules.

anomaly - yeah... bank negara... i wonder what else he copy.

HuntressMoon - i dont feel flattered though. a bit pissed actually.

constant craver joe - wait till i get my new url up, i will do a proper blog roll. still fine tuning some stuff.

narrowband - damn... that must be irritating.

sipuri - hahaha... yup, he did. yesterday i think.

j or ji - kopi kat award? hehehe...

zewt said...

Mcmercedez - woooaaaah... no lah, i am not that nasty :P

Jason Geek - oh yeah, come to think of it... i did that too hahahaha....

HC Tan - not really lor.

I'm Choonie - his friends defended the copycat??? wow... what has the world come to??!!!

Rashikaps - guilty as charge then.

myop101 - hahaha... impact in a good way i hope.

pinknpurplelizard - wah... you're quite evil eh hahaha...

diggy tigress - shows the truth isnt it?

kyh - hahahaha... how to e-mail so many ppl :P

Angie Tan - cant stop ppl i guess... someone said... plagiarism is here to stay... in blogs particularly.

erm - to copy? no no no....

Anonymous said...

You know what, you should send out an alert to his university. He is probably plagiarising his thesis right now.

cc said...

Some people really have no shame. It's sad really.

zewt said...

anon @ 29/7 11.51pm - you could be right... but i dont want to interfere with his affairs lah.

cc - just look at this country and u will know.

whoalse said...

What a shame to do such thing without even acknowledging the source!

Just imagine if this wasn't discovered, the person would have gotten the "dues" that are undeserving.

gina said...

Imitation is one form of flattery... I dunno about plagiarism.

Take that as a compliment. You write good stuffs!

zewt said...

whoalse - he already did i think... until i exposed him.

gina - well, not very flattered though :)

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