I just have to warn you that I’m extremely angry right now. I came home from a lovely Memorial weekend of camping in the great outdoors to find that someone has stolen content, copy and photos from Bakerlady and passed it off as his own. So here’s my great big “you thieving rat” post.
“Boy Meets Bowl” and “Cocinando con Alena” (both appearing to be run by the same person) have stolen the following recipes, original content and photos from Bakerlady. They’ve been pinned over 50,000 times from “his” blogs. I’ve reported the infringing posts — but until they are taken down I’m going to get on my soapbox (tiny as it may be) and let everyone know that these links are stolen. I’ve included my original links and photos below. If you or a friend has pinned, shared or reblogged any of these photos from the offending sites, please re-post with the correct content/links back to Bakerlady. What these blogs have done is theft. Pure and simple.
Alton Brown’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Disneyland’s White Chocolate Raspberry Cookie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
Yes. All of these were taken without permission. Passed off as original photos, content and recipes by “Boy Meets Bowl” and “Cocinando con Alena”. Seriously. Who does that? Currently I feel like I’ve been defrauded, robbed and impersonated all at the same time. Asking my readers to spread these original links is the only course of action I have while I wait for my legal people to get the infringing content down.
Thank you from the bottom of my royally pissed off heart.
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Bakerlady, I feel so sorry for you. That’s totally crap, letting you do all the hard work. I hope you get it sorted quickly. In the meantime I’ll see what I can do from my (even more limited) circle on the web.
Thanks so much!
Sorry to hear this awe full news I love your posts and recipes! I have tried many!!!
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Thank you. It’s pretty annoying. I’ll get it figured out though.
Did a Google search on your photos and also found this link:
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Good grief. What is wrong with people? 😦 Thanks for the heads up.
Ugh! Some people are just ruthless. I’m so glad you were able to get everything taken down. I know how much time goes into getting recipes together, taking pictures, etc. so I would be royally pissed too!
Thanks for the encouragement. Glad I’m not the only pissy one. 🙂
I followed a link on FB posted by DIY Home Decorating (http://diycozyhome.com/lemon-monkey-bread-recipe/) which ended me up here to your Lemon Monkey Bread recipe, and so I pinned it to come back to (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/103653228898691896/), and then started browsing your site some more, which is how I ended up seeing this post of yours. I’ve edited the title of the pin to include ” ~links directly to Bakerlady and mybakerlady.com”, something I try to do when I realize the link I followed does not take me to the originator and I make my own direct pin. (I wasn’t so good at the beginning, but I’m trying to be better at that, and having learned how to drag an image into a google search has helped me track back to the correct author.) I hope that helps a bit at least.
Thanks Karen. I noticed the spike in my traffic from the DIY Home Decorating post. The gal who posted my picture there credited me and also has a link back to my page (doesn’t have the entire post on her own). That’s totally fine. 🙂 I appreciate your caution in pinning things. It’s a tricky business, and that’s really considerate of you to take such care. 🙂 Have a great day!