Monday, 22 October 2012

Best Quick Easy Food Recipes has stolen images and content from my blog

Best Quick Easy Food Recipes has stolen both content and images from my blog without permission and without any acknowledgement or track back to my blog.
  
I've written to them to remove content, but there has been no response - so I thought I'd let my readers know.

All the carrot recipe links belong to my blog see here
All the chickpea recipes link belong to my blog see here
All the mushroom recipes links belong to my blog see here.

And some others are below
Original Brussels Sprouts Hash see here
See stolen content here.

Ginger Plum Crumble see original here
See stolen content here

Savoury Mushroom and Leek Pudding original here.
See stolen content here.

Smoky Black Beans see here
Stolen content here

Original Steamed Lemon and Rosemary Pudding
See stolen content here.
And there are many more...

Maybe one of your recipes appears here too.  Other than shaming and naming them on blogosphere, please let me know what to do.

55 comments:

  1. What a cheek did they think you wouldn't notice?
    Hope you sort it out
    Cate

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  2. Make sure you tag them in your post labels. So when people type in their info for a search, your blog post will pop up.

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  3. That's awful! I have had a look and found a website that might help: http://www.ecreativeim.com/blog/2011/12/report-stolen-content-to-google/ this one will get Google to take the stolen pages off their listings, if they are there. It isn't true that you have to display a copyright notice for the copyright to exist, you have copyright automatically - some websites claim that adding a copyright notice will help but I don't think it will. This website looked useful too http://deeannrice.com/my-blog-has-been-hijacked/. I'm going to find out if my blogs have been copied now!

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  4. What a terrible thing for them to do! I can't believe just how much content they stole, one photo might be a case of bad judgement but clearly they are purposefully stealing. Sadly, I have no idea what you can do about it but hopefully you find something!

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  5. Wow, I cant really swear here! I have had it happen to me as well. I have been writing an art blog for 5 1/2 years and have also had entire posts uploaded by others. I only published my Diary of a Kitchen Garden blog 2 days ago. So I don't think anyone would have found it yet? You could try and report the theft to the blog host? I know that it is not good to look at but maybe you should embed your name with a copyright symbol across your photos. As they have stolen the complete post along with your photos it is dowbtful if they even made the dish themselves? Some people add a copyright across the bottom of the photos, but really it can just be cropped out. I hate it when people are generouse and share and others just rip it off to make themselves look good. To me it says nothing good about these kind of people. Good luck with it. I think that this sort to thing if people know would stop others bothering to read the blog. Debbie in Australia.

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  6. I am so sorry for you. If you don't go to the trouble to make the recipes and take the photos, you don't know how this would feel. Do you water mark your photos? I've begun to do that on most of mine. Again, I'm sorry for you. Some people...

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  7. Oh ....that just makes me sick!!!!! I am so sorry for you....and all your hard work stolen...I don't have a clue what one does about such things...except watermark your pictures...and maybe that does not even help...but there must be something.... : (

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  8. Wow, how bold can one get!?! Perhaps each of us should post a "why did you steal this?" message on each of them. Perhaps a flood of messages may get their attention? Wouldn't think it would be hat hard for them to post a link back to your site.

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  9. It looks to me that they are in the process of taking all of your recipes. I cliked on their recipe for "pear, walnut and blue cheese tart"...yep, its yours. Judging from the download date of "Ekim" (October) an "admin" person in Turkey is getting a lot of information off your site.

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  10. That is so bad sorry they have done this to you. Maybe write to Asda they are promoting the content but I doubt they are aware of them being stolen. Also why not go one fb and twitter lots of foodies on there who would hate this theft.

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  11. Jeez that's awful. I'm sorry to tell you but there's another of yours as well - http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/cumin-spiced-barley-with-broccoli.html
    http://www.easyrecipes.pro/cumin-spiced-barley-with-broccoli/
    Their actual 'blog' appears here http://easyrecipes2.wordpress.com/ and it looks to me like the entire content is stolen. :-( Feckin bastards. I'm not a law person but is there any help Citizens Advice could offer with regards to intellectual property law perhaps? Good luck! x

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  12. Hi again - it looks like this lady: http://cookingclassy.blogspot.co.uk/ has had a load of her stuff nicked too. Perhaps you two could take action together?
    The website uses Turkish words on it and seems to just be a vehicle for advertising so I guess they figured the easiest way to get content was to steal it. Pah!

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  13. That's truly disgraceful. It wouldn't have been so bad if they had acknowledged you as the original author & posted back to your blog. I'm not sure how you go about taking this further but I'm sure there are people out there who could give you the answer. Good luck.

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  14. That's truly disgraceful stop it wouldn't have been so bad if they had a luggage to you as the original source and post it back to your blog. I'm not sure how you take this further but I'm sure there are people out there that could tell you how to do it. Good luck.

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  15. http://www.doncaprio.com/2011/12/how-to-report-a-blog-copying-your-content-to-google.html

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  16. Grrrr. Have you got in touch with Google? They need to reported for stealing content and then Google will wipe all their traffic - that'll hurt them in the pocket no doubt. You also need to claim the content as your own, and it will push you higher up with Google.
    Hope that helps
    Janie x

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  17. I am sorry this has happened for you. I also have a large website with a lot of content on it and I would be very surprised if that was not being 'poached' as well. I also know someone who sets up websites which are entirely made up of 'poached' material, packs them with loads of Google adverts, enjoys the money that these adverts bring in, which is why I tend not to stay on websites which have this type of layout.

    I am not sure what can be done, and I shall follow the responses to this post with interest.

    By the way, neither my official website, or the person I know who 'poaches' material, are connected with food!

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  18. That is dreadful. I wish I knew what you should do about it. Naming and shaming is a good start. How disgraceful to steal your work like that. I am so indignant on your behalf. Go to the press about it? Local press might like the story of hard working entrepreneur being ripped off and you could spin publicity for your cafe, which might be a way of getting something for yourself out of it in the meantime. Just call me Malcolm Tucker! Seriously though, I am gutted for you. I will seek out their blog and leave a comment telling them how I feel about this.

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  19. Shaheen, I can't find the blog or website. Can you post a link and that way other followers can let them know how disgraceful this is.

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  20. Oh Shaheen that is outrageous. It seems to be happening quite often in the blogworld as I know quite a few designers who have been ripped off with their designs turning up on clothes in some of the big high street stores. I don't really know what you can do about it legally unless they are making money from the website? Sorry it's happened to you. x

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  21. Hi Shaheen, I'm so sorry this has happened to you. I'm not a blogger myself but Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe has some potentially useful links under the heading "Content theft" at the bottom on this post: http://gggiraffe.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/blogging-resources.html
    Good luck in resolving this.

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  22. Time to get a copyright for the blog, dearie! How snarky of that site to take and not even ask or link back or credit or ... anything!

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  23. This is awful, some people have no scruples. This is not the first time I have heard of this type of plagiarism. By the way I tried your Covent Garden soup today, it was gorgeous x

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  24. oh Shaheen that's shameful - they've nicked it word for word! One of the knitting blogs I follow last year posted about a Chinese site that was selling items using her very bespoke designs. I couldn't find the actual post but there's some info here about what you can try and do to get the info removed and how Blogger may be able to help with that
    http://raevenfea.com/learning/how-to-get-your-stolen-content-removed/
    I really feel for you as I know how much time and effort you dedicate to creating new recipes to share on your blog. I know they say ''copying is the highest form of praise'' but that's no compensation at all when someone so blatantly passes off the posts as they're own using your lovely personable first person voice. Big hug x

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  25. Bandits! That's outrageous. The only thing I can think of is contacting their supplier - Google?

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  26. This is terrible!! I'm going to go and leave a complaint on their site if I can, and suggest others do the same. I'm going to link your blog to mine and ask my followers to do the same too. We have to support each other x x x

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  27. You could perhaps contact Google and lodge a complaint - assuming that the people who have stolen your content are also Google users...

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  28. I just cannot believe the cheek !!! I really don't know what can be done about it but I hope someone can come up with something to bring the frauds down.
    Have you followed on from that blog and noticed this http://easyrecipes2.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/steamed-lemon-and-rosemary-pudding/
    They seem to have a wordpress account aswell.

    Hope you'll get it sorted soon.

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  29. That is appalling - I think you are right to name and shame them!

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  30. Wow- that is so wrong. I would never do that, and if I use someone else's recipe as a basis for mine I link back to them as my "idea" --- and I'd never use some else's pictures with putting a caption on it stating where it came from. That is just so wrong. I don't know what advice to give you, but surely there is someone at their site that should be help responsible.

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  31. That's shocking behaviour. Found this link which might help. http://freelanceswitch.com/freelancing-essentials/what-to-do-when-someone-steals-your-work/
    Hope you get it sorted.

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  32. Doesn't that just make your blood boil? I hate thieves.

    Is it easyrecipes that you complained to? They will take no notice. You will do better to complain to their host, ISIMTESCIL.NET. Copyright infringement is against their T&Cs:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=tr&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.isimtescil.net/ContractPolicy.aspx

    (item 4.3)

    Write to ISIMTESCIL and demand that your copyrighted content is removed from easyrecipes.pro. It will be easy to prove the content is yours, as easyrecipes was only registered on 29-Sep-2012. (http://www.registry.pro/whois/easyrecipes.pro)

    Any reputable hosting company will insist on removal of the copyrighted content, or suspend their account.

    You can translate the email into Turkish with a tool like translate.google.com.

    Good luck.

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  33. This is horrible :( not only did they steal and post a photo without crediting it, but the whole blog entry of yours! And just pretending as this is one of their own writing. This is so sad.
    But unless using an expensive lawyer I have no idea what one can actually do about it :(
    Really really detestable.

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  34. Shaheen, I asked for advice on twitter and some of my friends have said that a) the thieves' site is hosted by hostgator and b) that hostgator make it easy to apply for a DMCA request which can get the offending material removed or site closed down.
    http://www.hostgator.com/dmca.php

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  35. Hmm, not good, name and shame is the way to go!

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  36. Thanks for the heads-up!
    Plagiarism is such a horrible thing, I hope they get the point and remove the stolen material soon. >:(


    VegCourtesy.blogspot.com

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  37. So it's not only in Italy that copying and pasting without tracking is a favourite sport of many a foodblogger, it's terrible! :-( Shaming and naming them is a step to do. Have a nice weekend despite this

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  38. So sorry to hear that this is happening to you. I don't know what the answer is apart from naming & shaming them

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  39. That is frustrating - I have bookmarked a few sites - if you look under content theft in this post you might find some info of assistance - http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/blogging-resources.html - apparently you can send a dmca notice

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  40. Can you consult a solicitor with a practise area in intellectual property?

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  41. That is an automated site. All it does is scavenge details from other sites and publish them for generate advert fodder.
    Your best bet is to insert a small piece of Javascript into one of your articles that will detect when it's used on another site and will then proceed to blank the users screen and throw up the fact that they are stealing content.

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  42. Ciao, ho due premi per te!
    Dana et Dana

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  43. That is appalling! I am not quite sure what is the best action to take, maybe the Google administrators have some advice for their bloggers...

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  44. Hi Shaheen ... Such lovely recipes. I'm going to bookmark this site.

    As far as "Best Easy whoever" stealing your recipes is concerned, as they won't reply to you, ... look on the bright side.

    Wow ... you could not be paid a higher compliment!

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  45. Oh dear Shaheen, that's not good at all. POOR SHOW I say. Not sure what action you can take to prevent it happening again..

    I tried your lavender almond cake recipe recently - it was delicious. Even the males in the family enjoyed it which surprised me, usually they say too floral/strong a flavour.

    Best wishes, hope you are keeping warm over there in the UK. Bridget

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  46. That's TERRIBLE!!!! I'll let you know if I think, hear or read of anything you can do. I'm not sure shaming them would do the trick, as people like this have no shame! Good luck with it.
    Although I don't have very many posted, yet, I will have to check and see if they stole any of mine,too. Thanks for reporting this and making people aware.

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  47. A few places to start are the IC3(Internet Crime Complaints), Internet Crime Commission, Report them to Yahoo!, report them to Google, and if you can figure out who their website host is, report it to them. The latter goes a long way. If you can prove to their web host that they have stolen your material (and that should be easy), the hose will usually shut the site down.
    Once again, good luck!

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  48. Shaheen,
    this is the domain provider for easyrecipes.pro:

    Admin Email:judgeofheaven@hotmail.com
    Billing ID:CR_24289046
    Billing Name:TUGBERK UYLAS
    Billing Organization:TUGBERK UYLAS CID640747 stdfrr vu34c0
    Billing Street1:Halide Edip Adivar Caddesi Numara 10 Kat 2 Daire 5
    Billing Street2:Ucyol Izmir
    Billing Street3:
    Billing City:IZMIR
    Billing State/Province:
    Billing Postal Code:35360
    Billing Country:TR
    Billing Phone:+90.2322270101
    Billing Phone Ext.:
    Billing FAX:
    Billing FAX Ext.:
    Billing Email:judgeofheaven@hotmail.com

    You can try send him an email about this webpage he is hosting. I know that in a similar case the webpage was taken offline, but since it is a Turkish provider, I don't know how succesful this will be. But it is the best you can do.

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  49. That's nothing but stealing! Can you provide a link to the site? I tried to find them online, to tell them I think their actions deplorable. Perhaps if enough of your readers contacted them they'd be shamed into acknowledging you as the creator/photographer of the recipes.
    Love your recipes, encouraging me (and I'm sure many others) to eat more veggies.
    God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

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  50. Ah, this time when I clicked on your link to the other site, I was able to leave a comment for them. I think all of your readers (or a good many of them) should bombard the site, with instructions to give you (and other bloggers) credit for the recipes they have pirated.
    God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

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  51. Hi

    There is a huge Google Adsense advertising presence on this crook's website. But little or no original material of their own. They couldn't even be bothered to make it attractive.

    This strongly suggests, to me, that it is set up only to profit by advertising with minimum effort for themselves. Typical crooks' "something for nothing" psychopathic behaviour.

    If Google is paying them for advertising space then they are subsidising the theft of original material. I'd suggest contacting Google Adsense to see whether they are willing to continue paying for totally plagiarised content. Google may be big but they are very sensitive to being ripped off themselves by crooks and cheats.

    In the meantime I suggest you add very subtle ink marking to your original images. I use PhotoFiltre (free software) to add useful text to my own original images. It could just as easily be used to add very low contrast text over your images to protect your content. Hopefully without spoiling the enjoyment of your own content for your genuine readers. Just keep the text subtle but noticeable when an image turns up where it shouldn't be.

    Good luck
    Chris

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  52. I've been following your blog for quite awhile and was shocked when I read that your content has been stolen! I'm sorry to hear that this happened to you. It's completely ruthless and sleazy! I even went to the other site to see if there was a place to leave a rotten comment, but alas, there was not. This must be discouraging, but I want to say thank-you for sharing so many amazing and creative posts. The way your creativity comes through in your recipes is just magic, not to mention tasty as heck!! Thank-you for your generosity in sharing your ideas. I'm angry to hear that someone has taken advantage of this. I hope there is something that can be done... Best of luck!

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  53. Some people really amaze me. How utterly disgraceful. I know Averie @ averie cooks had this happen to her too... perhaps she might have some advice? I'm so sorry this happened to you.
    I thought you might need some fun so I've got an award for you over at my blog http://www.skinny-vegan-food.com/2012/12/one-lovely-blog-award.html
    Feel free to play along or ignore it if you want!
    Love & smiles xxx

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  54. Just done a quick bit of looking about, if you click on this link http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/easyrecipes.pro It will show you who registered it, the contact deals of the person who registered it and the adminstrator. Also who is hosting it. Maybe of use!

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