Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I am deeply annoyed

I had a nasty shock today while browsing the web. I found some of the contents from my tutorial have been copied and posted word for word in another blog http://www.vanitha.tk/ under the heading"hand work" and the author was passing it off as her own. There is no possibility of her having copied the contents from any book as I had not copied it from any book. I have explained it in my own way. The images are my own. I am very much annoyed to see many of my tutorials that I had posted last year have appeared in her blog this year without any prior permission or acknowledgment.
The posts that she has copied are here
http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/03/denim-pinafore.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/03/simple-dressstiching.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/02/chudidar-pyjama-method.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/02/method-of-drafting-pyjama-stiching.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/02/anarkali-salwar-set-top.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/02/anarkali-top-with-panels-flaring-from.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/02/anarkali-dress-top-with-panels-indian.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/02/peasant-top.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/01/pavada-blouse-blouse-for-long-skirt.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/01/pavada-stitching-long-pleated-skirt.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/01/under-stitching-nack-ect.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/01/method-of-stitching-neck-with-fitted.html

http://www.vanitha.tk/2011/01/method-of-sewing-one-shoulder-dress.html

Another funny thing is she has not seen the spelling mistake that I had made and she has posted without correcting it! I will be very grateful If you write your comments in her blog. By doing so we can put an end to this.
Thanks
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34 comments:

Cassandra {Sleeping or Sewing} said...

Hmmm Obsessively Stitching had the same issue last week. I wonder if it's the same person using both of your tutorials as her own.

I wonder if you can contact Craft Gossip and have them call these people out that are stealing tutorials and pictures.

http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2011/03/thoughts-on-sharing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ObsessivelyStitching+%28Obsessively+Stitching%29

Lakshmi said...

Hello Vani,
So sorry to hear this..
this happens many times..I can understand your feelings as i am also experienced the same not once, twice but many times..it so sad this happens on net..I know how much pain you took to post those tutorials..
did you contact them.. ask them to remove your post..
our support is with you..

Mahalakshmi said...

That is really bad and is very idecent on their part to do so.We have to find away to copy protect the content..I feel bad too.

Mitu said...

Oh thats so bad...

EC said...

It is so irritating to see our hardwork being copied this way without any credits..Pls protect your pictures by adding a watermark with ur blog link so that anyone visiting the copied site gets to know that the pics below to you

veena krishnakumar said...

Vani i am so sorry to hear this. Plagiarism is at its peak now. Left a comment on her blog to renove it as well.hAVE U WATERMARKED YOUR PICS?

Lakshmi said...

VAni as you said i went to leave a comment and find my contents also copied there!! but not pictures may be because i watermarked them..how meannnnnnnnnnnn!!

Shanthi said...

Oh shocking. Watermark your pictures.

vaheeda said...

so sorry to hear this..vani..btw how to watermark our pic..?

Swagata Chowdhury said...

Hi I follow ur blog quite regularly though have never commented previously..
It must be very infuriating to see ur work copied around by unethical posters.
Best advice watermark ur pics and place a complaint against the blogger at her blogging site...
Also keep posting comments at her blog saying this is a copy of my work! Maybe she will stop copying then!
All the best

Anita said...

Oh my goodness, how awful!...and frustrating! I can't believe the nerve of some people!!!

I'm so sorry this has happened to you.

♥Anita
http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
-- Mary Gardiner Brainard

geminimistress said...

sorry this happened, but i got ur back, i will def put her in her place...lol luv ur blog read it everyday

vani said...

Blogger vani said...

Thank you all for your support.I will watermark my drawings from now on.Till now I was not doing thinking that it makes difficult to understand the draft.I was so angry I wrote comments under each topic even though I knew it can be removed.That is why I made it a point to express my feelings in my blog.

the_ultimate_generation said...

omg. too bad. i just wanted to comment on her blog but she seems to be like a virus. she would definitely peep on my blog and rob my pics. she deserves every bad thing in the world!

jan said...

have also asked why she is posting the stuff you have written
I live your blog,I live in england and love wearing shalwar kameez and follow your writings
thanks
jane

CreativeMama said...

too bad. i can imagine how you are feeling. When i checked those links now, all of them don't exist but for the paavade top link. i strongly condemn plagiarism

pls watermark your pics, it need not be prominent, make it dull and it won't interfere with the draft

I remember in one of the Indian based forums i was sharing all my sewing creations and tutorials, wherein i was asked by admin to remove my watermarks or else risk being banned from using forum, imagine, adding watermark is to protect our creation and it defied logic to share my creations without them so i stopped sharing it in that forum. Hope people in those kind of forums now realize that there lot of copyright violations taking place and it is safe to allow people to add watermarks to protect their own hardwork.

vani said...

Thank you very much for your support.I could not access the blog at all. She must have removed it.






















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Mahalakshmi said...

WOW! Vani,I just now saw Vanithas blog ..she has removed all posts.Good Good Good.I am so happy for you and Lakshmi.

Roopa said...

Hi Vani mam,
These people dont understand other feelings.. its very bad to do such things..watermark can be done.. but being a learner i used to copy the pictures for my drafting.. like me many would have do that.. idoit work of one has became painful to others..
one thing we all can comment her in the blogger

Lakshmi said...

@creativemama,
agree with you ..same happened with me one of my threads removed from the famous forum by adimin without any prior intimation..it really hurts when someone in the same forum in the name of'project' posted a bunch of tutorials and not even mentioning the name of the persons who took so much pain for making tutorials..
I remember somewhere I read if it is copied from one it is called plagiarism and if from many it is called research..LOL..

vani said...
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Jali said...

Dear Vani,

I appreciate your sharing your wealth of knowledge with us through your blog. I recently discovered your blog while learning to do Canadian smocking. To protect the copyrights of your blog, you can go to www.myfreecopyright.com and register to get the free copyright report for each post so that you can have proof of your writing and work. This would apply to anyone blogging and I highly recommend it.

Kind regards - Jali

Kind regards - Anjali

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Nirakkaazhcha said...

dear vani,
we all like you so much for ur valuable work in stiching and craft. may god bless you.

http://sugarbaking.blogspot.com/ said...

You might add an ink mark to your photos. That is a copyright. go here to find out how to do it. http://www.ehow.com/how_7146777_add-transparent-copyright-photograph.html
Hope this helps.

I admire your work, I cannot sew a button.=(
regards Gloria from California

vani said...

Hi, Gloria,
I had done that for a few images. she has removed it. If you see the images you can find out.Till now I was under the impression if I add text to the image i will be safe.it is not true.

Bhavani Harikrishnan said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
vani said...

Hi Bavani Harikrishnan
By mistake your comment got removed.While using Galaxy note my fingers must have touched the screenI had seen your blog long time back and have read your comments how your post has been copied word by word.If we write intheir blog they can remove easily.So I will write in their blog as well as mine.As you have seen my friends leave comments in that blog also asking them ro remove the content.I donot stop blogging for this reason.
Now it is very hot.so I am not posting .

Varalakshmi Challagali said...

hi vani garu,
i need your help. i have a dress material with deign in top and bottom on both sides. is it possible to stitch the dress with full sleeves so that design comes on front top , bottom andalso on hands. how we can sew back , imean there will be design even on back side. please help me.
varalakshmi challagli

vani said...

Hi Varalakshmi Challagai
I did not understand your question.Did you mean the cloth has got border on both sides ,top as well as bottom?please clarify me.then I will be able to answer.

Sandhya g Krishnan said...

hai vanima,

I felt so bad that some one is tampering with ur tutorials .i shall leave a comment on her post .
Ur doing a gr8job the talent u possess cannot stolen by an one

vani said...

Thanks a lot for your concern.That blog has been removed

NISHA TIWARI said...

THATS UTTERLY RIDICULOUS AND SHAMEFUL. ITS KIND OF TAKING DISADVANTAGE OF SOMEONES GENEROSITY IN SHARING ONES KNOWLEDGE.
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NISHA

Kay Otto said...

You have done such a wonderful job and to have your work stolen is just totally unfair. However, it is your work and no one can take that away from you. Please don't be deterred by one dishonest person. You have generously shared your work and we appreciate it.

Thank you