Life is a puzzle; we are the clues, and God is the answer.
I am disappointed to find that three of my original posts have been stolen by a fellow blogger!
I always check out the sites that link to mine. I used to feel happy when someone pings back to my articles, thinking that that person liked my pieces so much he/she felt the need to link to them, until I realized that some links, called pingbacks, are just automated. Moreover, there have been sites that pinged back to my articles whose content I do not like. So I no longer allow pingbacks in my newer posts.
But what I just discovered is even worse. Three of my original pieces, The Portrait that is the Filipina, Humanity vs. Opportunity, and What Matters Most had been reposted in a site without proper protocol. (The second was just mistakenly linked to mine because I put a link there to another post of mine, and that’s how I discovered about the theft). This, in my opinion, is a clear case of infringement of intellectual property.
I posted my Humanity vs. Opportunity piece here at Brainteaser on April 10, The Portrait that is the Filipina on March 12; and What Matters Most on March 10. All of these were re-posted on the other person’s site on May 11.
Let me post here the links to my stolen pieces so you could see them for yourself. Even your comments in the Opportunity vs. Humanity, my dear readers, were also stolen. The person copied the whole article verbatim. In fact, all that’s missing is my name! See for yourself: The Portrait that is the Filipina, Opportunity vs. Humanity, and What Matters Most.
I have left a comment in the other person’s blog, and I am awaiting for his/her response.