Monday, March 05, 2007

Shame on Yahoo!

Icon credits:Sandeepa of Bong Mom's cookbook(Icon credits: Sandeepa of Bong Mom's cookbook)
One of Yahoo! India's Portals has lifted content from a food blogger (Suryagayathri) and used the content word-to-word in it's portal. When Yahoo was contacted about this, they gave a lame reply. A really, really lame one. That the content was provided by Webdunia and that if we have problem with the content, we should contact Webdunia.


This is outrageous! They didn't apologize to Suryagayathri... They didn't say that this will not happen again.. nothing! Shame on Yahoo!

And those of you who say that we should take it up with Webdunia, either you don't get it or you just don't care.

Every company has a legal binding with their partners, about ownership of content or product. Yahoo is the owner of the plagiarized content. They should have apologized. What if Yahoo posted some 'lifted content' from a big shot newspaper, word by word, without giving any credit. Would the newspaper company keep quiet?Wouldn't Yahoo apologize? Wouldn't they pay big bucks in settlement? Or would they just say - 'Oh, you know, one of our freelancers did it, you can sue him; Here's his home address'!

Shame on Yahoo! Apologize!!!