Today morning as usual when I was looking into the stats report from my host provider I noticed that the referrer report had mentioned, that some of the links are coming from http://news.google.com/ . I was really curious to find which links were those, so I went ahead to the Google news site and searched for articpost and below is what I saw.
At first, I thought I was featured in some site and felt really happy about that. When I navigated to that link which is the website of the famous Silicon India, they had just copied the article – 5 Best Online Drawing Tools which I had written in my blog, they had changed few words, images and posted in their website.
Silicon India is into web world since 1997 and now I can see how they have sustained for so long.
I was completely shocked and frustrated at the same time. How the hell can someone lift an article which is posted in my blog?
I went to Google and searched for the keyword: “Silicon India Plagiarism” and learnt that I am not the only victim. Lighthouse Insights article on an interview was also lifted and posted in Silicon India back in 2012, you can read about it here.
I spoke with Prasant Naidu, Founder of Lighthouse Insights on Twitter and found that these guys have removed their article but didn’t apologize.
So I went and posted a message on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus addressing Silicon India to remove my article from their site, I even dropped an email personally to the editorial section.
By the time I completed this article, they have silently removed my article from their website without an apology.
Should I be happy that someone lifted my content since it was worth it or should I get frustrated for what has happened, I am not sure how to take it but one thing is for sure, just wasn’t my day.