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Content theft on my blog

Posted by Martin Bach on August 18, 2010

I have received an email today from Don Burleson who informed me that a number of my articles have mysteriously appeared on another weblog hosted by wordpress on the name of http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/.  For instance:

My post: https://martincarstenbach.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/upgrade-clusterware-10-2-to-11-2/ has reappeared as http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/upgrade-oracle-crs-10-2-to-oracle-grid-11-2/. Even the host names are identical! The next one is a bit better as he managed to remove my “the-playground.de” example with “gj.com”:

http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/install-oracle-11-2-rac-deploying-dns-dhcp-for-gns/ is my https://martincarstenbach.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/build-your-own-11-2-rac-system-part-ii-dns-dhcp-for-gns/ but he forgot to add the corrections I made. I recognize my DNS server, auxOEL5 :)

The story goes on.

Copy: http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/install-oracle-11-2-rac-using-dns-for-scan/ from original: https://martincarstenbach.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/build-your-own-11-2-rac-system-part-i-dns/

Copy: http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/adding-node-in-oracle-11g-r2-grid-infrastructure. Original: https://martincarstenbach.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/build-your-own-rac-system-part-iv-extending-grid-infrastructure/

Copy: http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/archivelog-retention-policy-in-rman-11g-r2/ Original: https://martincarstenbach.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/archivelog-retention-policy-changes-in-rman-11g/

And many more. It seems my blog is replicated almost 1:1 to his.

I am very disappointed to see that someone else has to resort to such extreme measures to boost his profile. Copyright aside, this is very unprofessional and I would have expected something else. If you are interested in the whole story, have a look at http://timurakhmadeev.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/content-thief/

Oh, and it’s not only me, more established authors such as Alex Gorbachev, Mark Bobak and Alex Fatkulin are also victims of this.

So, and that’s it from me about this matter.

Almost.

Having complained to WordPress and leaving comments on my articles they mysteriously disappeared overnight. Everyone affected should do the same, and I urge you to file complaints to wordpress to have the blog removed.

One Response to “Content theft on my blog”

  1. Carrie Berlin said

    Hi Martin
    I am sorry you have to experience this, the world is full of people who want to get “ahead” without doing the work.
    I have your blog on my google home page and read your articles. I use Oracle RAC extensively in my job and appreciate the work you do.
    Carrie

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