When Imitation Is Not The Sincerest Form of Flattery

It's practically the start of the weekend and while we should be sharing something happy and frivolous to start the fun, we just couldn't motivate ourselves yesterday to get a post together after a bit of a rough week!
What could possibly have put Lily Lemontree (and Bebe Daniels above!) in such a foul mood on a Friday morning, you ask? Unfortunately, during our regular virtual travels on the web, we came across a blog that has decided to repost every single one of our posts since July 2012 on their blog as their own!
Over 100 posts, copied and pasted and credited to a plagiarist that seems to be impersonating some Asian celebrity!

Almost as soon as our posts go up, this character starts left clicking and lifting our posts onto their site. As you can imagine our stomachs started to turn when we saw this and for a couple of days, felt helpless, hopeless and beyond frustrated. It's almost impossible to battle someone or something as intangible as a virtual person with no real name or profile but we have done what we can and reported them to Blogger and the US DMCA. To be honest, we hadn't felt like posting at all this week since we figured that it would only be a matter of time before the plagiarist posted our material on their site too but we decided early this morning not to let this bring us down anymore.
Hear that Mr. 'Whoever-you-are', we are washing you and this 'little bump' out of our hair.
We are done!

Check back later this afternoon for our Cocktail Hour post!
(Ed. Note-And just like that, less than 10 minutes after we originally posted this, it is up on this other site! Really unbelievable that they would choose to re-post even this that calls them out!)

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  1. Oh no, I am so sorry! This is the third time in a week that I've heard of copycats :-( Boo. Try to enjoy your weekend~

    always, koru kate

  2. Kate,

    it's just horrible, isn't it?! I have had it happen in the past but never on this scale. They have already posted today's post calling them out, maybe they aren't even reading the posts anymore, just automatically posting them.

    Oh well, we must move on! :)

    Hope you have a super weekend!

  3. Dearest Anastasia,
    This is a crime for taking other people's work and photos. Plagiarism is no longer considered something evil with today's low morals. Too bad! Sorry that you ran into this copy and past Master conman/woman. Exactly as I wrote about in my post: http://networkedblogs.com/IqWrm
    Hugs to you and don't let them take you down.

  4. Ugh–I'm so sorry to hear you have to deal with this, but I have to admit I love the irony of their posting this note! To Champagne, a hot bath and forgetting all about it.

  5. Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry. I can imagine I'd feel the very same, so hard to get inspired if you think someone is going to lift it and claim it as their own. Makes me so angry to think of it. Sending you hugs and hope all gets straightened out and this person is stopped soon. xo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration

  6. So sorry to read this.
    What pleasure can anyone have in it?
    I'm sorry but I hope you find in you the strength to keep posting and delighting us with your panache (maybe using "difficult" words will sent him or her running ahahahah) ;)

    Take Care,

  7. I have a site in Turkey who does this to me. I am just ignoring it:). Too much work to deal. You are probably taking a much better approach.

  8. They should be ashamed! Hope their blog is taken down (if that's possible).