29 Pictures copied by a Tamil Magazine( Mangayar Malar)

I am not a regular reader of this magazine. Recently picked some copies from brother's place and few days back when I was just turning the pages was shocked to see my pictures published in Mangayar Malar September 2010 edition.

First of all they did not ask my permission or even have not credited to the source where it has been lifted. Published under a different name and recipe altered.
Second the picture has altered to remove the watermark.


This is a copyright violation.

My Original recipe
http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/12/peanut-sundal.html

My Original Picture


The author/contributor who violated my copyright.

Devika kaliyappan

I am sending a mail to the editor of the magazine hoping to get a response.

29 comments/Reactions:

Varunavi said...

It really troubles us when we see our work been copied by these people,good u got to see the magazine.Plagiarism is the worst thing to happen to any blogger.

Recently one telangana website has copied my recipe and when i placed a comment,the website owner gave immediate response and deleted the page and said sorry.And i am sure u too will get response for ur mail.Hugss.

Cilantro said...

Padma,
On my last visit to India, I was just turning over the pages of this magazine and found my Thayir Vadai photo being copied, I could`nt do much about it. Let me know if you get a response from them.

Rajani said...

Such shamelessness.Not fair.Hope you see a good end to this.

harini-jaya said...

this sure is outrageous! This reminds me to watermark my pictures as well..Hope u get a positive outcome from this!

Ramya said...

This is atrocious!!We put lot of our our effort and time for creating a single blog post and this is frustrating to see our content being lifted easily :( and I thought Mangayar Malar was a reputed magazine..Shameless!!

Pavithra said...

Frustrating ..Very unfair. Hope u get positive response.

Shanthi said...

Hope you will remember the copying of my thenkuzhal and pictures in the same magazine. I don't buy this book, yet happened to see in my mothers place... I wrote to the editor for violation of pictures and NO RESPONSE.

Shanthi said...

@ Harini in another book this deepavali they have stolen my seedai with WATERMARK and named as kalakala along with a tip from a popular chef..Hope we can't do anything about it.

The Foodie said...

This kind of plagiarism from a reputed magazine is really shameful. I wish some step is taken is against the writer .

nivedita said...

HI Padma,
This is ridiculous!! or this is called human being now a days????
Its so irritating.
I am with you to fight against this.

Roshan said...

hi Padma...thanks for sharing this copying by big time people....time to put up some warning....

Kavitha said...

Too bad a popular magazine like Mangayar malar being such a wrong example to others. I'm glad you found the culprit da. Keep me posted.

Rachana said...

This is outrageous! Hope you get a postive response from them.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

This is a very popular magazine.too bad.Anyway try your best to do the needful.

Priya said...

Its really so sad, hope u will get a postive response from them..DUnno when they gonna stop all these shameless act..

Swathi said...

Try to contact editor, famous maalayalam newspaper malayala manorama used my morucurry photo without my permission, after two three e-mail, they took it out but didn't given me any apologies.

swapna said...

That is soo unfair...hope you get a response!!

Sush said...

This is cruel. Shameless people is what I can say. Continue with your protest. Hope for the best Padma.

Prathibha said...

That is very unfair to steal the things....:(
Continue protesting dear..we r all wid u

chaitrali pathak said...

this is so annoying and unfair...hope u get a response!

Vishku said...

I have seen many blogs that allow only invited readers I was wondering why they are doing it now I know it its a shame that popular magazines do this

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Too bad Padma,do let know if any support needed!

Shama Nagarajan said...

Sad to know abt this padma..a well reputed magazine doing this.....hope to get a positive reply for you...

Sarah Naveen said...

A lot of this is happening....I wish people were more shameful of their acts..
This is happening to me too, but i dont know how to react ..you did the right thing :)

Padma said...

Thanks everyone for your comments and support. This is what I need now very much.

Padma

Padma said...

Good to know that they have removed your post Saritha.
@ Cilantro- will let you know if they reply to me... which I am hoping they will.
Thanks Rajini/Harini/Ramya/Pavithra.
@ Shanthi- Yes I know about you thenkuzhal photo being copied in the same magazine. Shameful act and they are not responding.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Oh too bad and cheap. We are not staying in India dont even know how many are copying like this.

Gayathri Kumaran said...

Padma mami, I have just stumbled across your blog and I was scrolling through the recipe archives. I am a third generation western born Indian with origins from Kaasi. My dearest husband originates from Chennai and now my biggest project is to learn Thamiz and south Indian cooking which I absolutely love.

I am so sad to read about what is happening to you. I have an idea to help - that I believe will help you to feel less violated due to what has happened and I do believe that based on your commenters and relatives that we have the power of numbers on our side.

Can you examine these magazines to determine who the advertisers are? If there are popular ones, we can target them in a letter writing campaign and let them know that the magazine publishes plagiarised photos. We should in these letters quote your web pages and the dates your pages were posted to show our evidence. We should also state that you have contacted the magazine for an explanation/redress/cease and desist request and that you have received no response.

We should also state in these letters that we will not purchase products from these establishments as what is being done is unfair to your intellectual property and hard work and is down right disrespectful and by purchasing ads in the said magazine, the advertisers subscribe to these bad values.

If we target both the local community stores as well as the head office of the advertisers, we would have a two-pronged approach that will certainly get attention. They would know what has happened.

If they get a hundred letters - this would prove a point and get the message across. India is more than a billion and we all have contacts on Facebook etc.

What do you think mami. It is like you were intellectually raped and now you are helpless because there is no intellectual police to go to.

Good luck mami.
~Gayathri.

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