Well, my life has officially come full circle. That’s right ladies and gents, I’ve been plagiarized.
Apparently, this ‘Darbeel’ blog has decided to join the gang of copy-paste bloggers who have made it their mission to steal every bit of their content from other hardworking bloggers in an attempt at making an easy, quick buck off of the ad revenue that well-trafficked blogs bring in.
Like their buddies Hala Kuwait and Kuwait Space, this Darbeel blog (who makes every post as ‘Darbeelna’) is so lazy that they can’t even plagiarize well. They basically just copy the text in another blog and paste it onto their blog as is but just under their name. This person was so idiotically lazy that he/she didn’t realize that, in the post they stole from me, I had linked two previous other posts of mine related to the subject. AND THEY JUST COPIED THE POST INCLUDING THE OTHER LINKED POSTS.
It’s like, do you want me to eat you alive?
Darbeel have also decided to join their previous gang members–Hala Kuwait and Kuwait Space–in the memorable walking of the plank, where they will definitely meet their blog’s much deserved demise (preferably with sharks and electric eels).
I’m not even going to pretend to have any tolerance for this person or their actions. I already get extremely angry and start seeing red when I discover that someone has been stealing from anyone, and now stealing from me? Oh, they better invest in some good body armor.
Oh, and as is the usual way, this blog spared no exception in their choice of thievery. They’ve seriously stolen from every blogger under the sun, but I’m not going to give this horrible blog the satisfaction of receiving a single traffic click from me more than I need to provide so I won’t link the posts they’ve stolen.
One of the many bloggers that has also gotten her work stolen by this disgrace of a blog was UmKhaloodie, and she was nice enough to point me in the direction of a very helpful article on Kuwait’s legal position on intellectual property theft. Apparently, these laws exist in Kuwait and there are punishments in place for those people that try to act like they’re above THE LAW. Even in social media, these kinds of thieves could be facing “a punishment of imprisonment for no longer than a year or fine of more than KD 500 for plagiarizing a text produced by the original author.”
Hey, Darbeel–You feeling lucky now?
Please help me stop this blog and put it to rest just like we all did in the team effort to bring an end to Hala Kuwait and Kuwait Space. There is nothing about this kind of action that is okay or that deserves to be treated as anything less than a crime. And I don’t really take to the habit of negotiating with people who have committed crimes (and crimes against me no less).
Oh, and one more thing. In case this Darbeel person is reading: Despite the fact that I want to annihilate your blog off the face of the internet, you should know that I feel very sorry for you.
All my love! (Again: please help stop and expose this person in whatever way you can)
EDIT: I’m happy to report that the plagiarized posts have been removed from Darbeel.com and that the blogger has issued an apology and an explanation. Now, personally, I don’t know how much I buy this because I’ve actually tried contacting and commenting on the stolen posts BEFORE making this post and as other posts were being made on this blog AT THE SAME TIME. But, still. I’m a reasonable person and I appreciate an apology in any case. And, at the end of the day, I’m just happy to see the content removed and the action stopped one way or another.