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Yahoo ~ Fight is Not Over Yet!

John Ribeiro, IDG News Service
Thu Mar 8, 11:00 AM ET

“Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) apologized on Thursday after recipes from the blog of an Indian housewife were used without permission on Yahoo’s India’s new Malayalam-language Web portal.
The reproduction of the recipes, which were taken from a blog in Malayalam run by a housewife in Kerala, in Southern India, sparked an online protest among bloggers.”

You can read the press release - here.

Great news and I think this is a huge victory to our food blogging community. Our protest worked!

Updated on March 9th:

Looks like I have spoken in haste. Yahoo released a press statement but yet yo apologize to Surya Gayathri personally and new revelations of content and image theft by several Yahoo portals have come forward.

We are going to kick this protest up a notch!

You can find and follow the discussion at Dining Hall and Food Blog S’cool - food bloggers community websites.

Again, my sincere request to the editors of Indian newspapers and web magazines. Please put a stop to this frequent shameful and painful content theft. Its really beneath you. Acknowledge us food bloggers and respect our work. Respect the copyrights law. Please request permission before using the content from our blogs. We would be more than happy to lend the content, really who doesn’t want to get featured in a hometown newspaper. Let’s work together and make it pleasant.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Thursday March 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm- permalink)
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