Wednesday, June 3, 2015

More Content Theft. They "Stole" My Content

I don't even know what to say or think about this one.

So I was doing some more research today and I discovered this site using some art from my witch book and a similar name.  So I checked it out.
Sure enough it was one of my posts.

But the translation was so poor and so haphazard that I could barely tell what it was supposed to be about.
Anyway here is my original:
http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2012/11/witch-traditions.html
and here is their copy:
http://witchnest.blogspot.com/2014/10/witch-traditions.html

And that is not all.
Mine:
http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2010/01/what-should-osr-witch-do-or-be.html
Their copy:
http://witchnest.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-should-osr-witch-do-or-be.html

This one is great. The screwed up the picture and since they are adding these things at random and back filling dates their copy actually predates the TV I was posting about.
Mine:
http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2012/04/zatannurday-y-is-for-young-justice.html
Their (really bad) copy:
http://witchnest.blogspot.com/2010/03/zatannurday-y-is-for-young-justice.html

I mean seriously?  It's like it was translating into Klingon then into German over to Chinese and then back to English.  And this is all supposed to be a "witch" site.  But the articles are a schizophrenic bunch.



I mean really.  I am trying to figure out the logic of this site (and the related ones linked out) and damn if I can.

Oh. And I am not alone.  +Joseph Bloch and +James Maliszewski also get a couple of articles in.

http://greyhawkgrognard.blogspot.com/2012/03/banknotes-in-greyhawk.html
http://witchnest.blogspot.com/2014/04/banknotes-in-greyhawk.html

and

http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2011/01/dwimmermount-sessions-60-61.html
http://witchnest.blogspot.com/2009/01/dwimmermount-sessions-60-61.html

I love how they were playing in Dwimmermount two years before James himself was!

There might be more.
At first I was thinking of emailing them to get them to take it down, but I dismissed it just as fast.
No one would listen and frankly I don't care.
Maybe they copied you too!

9 comments:

Joseph Bloch said...

I think I've seen this site before, or one like it. They must use some sort of weird machine-driven paraphrasing tool or something. Gotta be some sort of scam or phishing site or something.

Timothy Brannan said...

It looks like it is driving people to a site that sells "Occult books". In reality txt files scraped off the internet.

L.G. Keltner said...

The level of incompetence illustrated here is just staggering. People wanting to steal from you is despicable, but the fact that they can't even do it and have their rip-off site make any kind of sense is just mind boggling.

Dr. Theda said...

...we try to give credit (do not always remember where some images come from....) So if we ever posted something like this in the past let me know..... as for the content of my blog ... feel free to re-use anything that is helpful... even my scans or photos (some great "through stage growth" of Pumpkins and lots of trouble-shooting )
... We do enjoy your gaming stats and other gaming posts good Sir and your A-Z of "Vampires" was Great...
all in all a great day to you and yours , good Sir...
....And one Very popular "Movie" site (whose posted images you are Not allowed to save )... is using the scan I did of my old Hammer House of Horror issue with cover scan that they now use for their site...."Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter" (my scan... corner damage same top corner....lol)

Dr. Theda said...

Dear Lady Keltner, My other blog is intended on info for people to take if they wish ... all my years of research (Ancient times mostly forward...Much of anthropology of the ancient Mid-East Archeology .... word and "Terms" Entomology as well as having studied on Archeology since 4th grade....) .... basically "dies" with me....
And a friend updated an alphabetized List the other evening to aid in the sorting out of my notes (scans of "non-text" to come...) And this we used to study Ancient Demonology.....
... all in all many years of all I did will be left... (hundreds of books and hunting down any "relevant' article.... no computer then...)

Timothy Brannan said...

On the plus side it looks like my hits are up from that site. So hey, silver lining right?!

Jo said...

Well, at least there is an upside. Sounds totally weird.

TheShadowKnows said...

You should totally switch your actual posts to Martian Swahili or whatever it is that they use. That stuff is comedy gold.

Anthony Simeone said...

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, plagiarism is the sleaziest form. Oh well, any press is good press, right?!

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