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Supporting Inji Pennu

For taking action to stop plagiarism, fellow food blogger Inji Pennu of Ginger and Mango was threatened bodily harm. A fake website was also created on her name by people who run kerals.com website, to abuse and harass her. Inji Pennu has reported to FBI Internet Crime cell, and also in the process of filing a complaint with local police.

It is shocking to find such threatening attacks against bloggers who did nothing but plead ‘Stop Stealing My Material’. Like one commenter noted, the whole incident, to me serves as a rude awakening to the realization that how easily our primary rights and protection can be violated by those who do not have any respect for others’ rights. This is a fundamental issue of the bloggers not only of those who are now affected, but also of everybody. In that sense, this is an issue that should receive our collective attention. For that reason, I am joining the protest against cyber bullying by websites and magazines that plagiarize and attack. And, I give my full support to Inji Pennu.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Monday June 9, 2008 at 11:25 am- permalink)

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20 comments for Supporting Inji Pennu »

  1. I can’t imagine how far these individuals want to go just to satisfy their egos. It is really sad that people are ready to spend time and energy to make others lives miserable. I have to say Inji Pennu has dealt with these guys with stride. My full support to her.

    Comment by Pavani — June 9, 2008 @ 11:51 am

  2. I too extend my support to Inji Pennu.

    Why would anyone do this to a blogger? I will never understand why people do such things. Is giving credit to someone for their hard work so difficult?

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — June 9, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

  3. Its so shocking to see the emails Inji Pennu has received. I think she should tackle this with some media like the MSNBC cyber crime show, where they catch them red handed. Kerals seem to be threatening her with the reach their site has - Is number of unique users some kind of measure of power for a website or what?

    Comment by Vidhya — June 9, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

  4. Ive been following Inji Pennus fight over the last two weeks. These fellows are despicable thugs who make me angry.

    Comment by ms — June 9, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

  5. WHAT!!!! I’m disgusted by the way these people think they can harm others and get away with it.

    I support Injipennu.

    Comment by Kay — June 9, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

  6. Indira, I was horrified and shoked when I read about it all at her website! And feel so very disgusting at the way those sick people are taking matter towards, just because she asked them not to steal her own matter?! Horrible!

    I support her too!

    Comment by Mona — June 9, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

  7. Unbelievable how rude, derogatory and abusive people can be… I was absolutely disgusted by this whole incident! My support is with Inji, too.

    Comment by Kalai — June 9, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

  8. Indira,it is so horrifying to come across such incidents. I just could not bear to read the entire mail contents that was posted on Inji Pennu website. I don’t know how did Inji pennu bore it. My support is with Inji and wish all justice to be done.

    Comment by Sowmya — June 9, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

  9. What! I’m totally baffled by this criminal mentality — how much does someone want to steal blog content that they are willing to get themselves into very serious trouble? Because that’s surely what will happen to those who threaten, harass and defame anyone. I am glad Inji Pennu decided to speak out and go to the police and FBI.

    While the authorities are taking necessary action, I hope those who have threatened and harassed her find their “business” (perhaps banditry is a better description) has lost credibility amongst its clientele, and that their behavior gets the bad press it deserves.

    Comment by Uma — June 9, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

  10. Oh my God!!!..How horrifying and terrible. My full support to inji pennu and Inji Pennu,U go. and hope the authorities take severe action against those idiots.

    Comment by shanthi — June 9, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

  11. My full support to Inji Pennu. I was horrified to read about the harassment she has to go through. I wish the authorities take severe action such that nobody dare commit similar deeds ever again!

    Comment by Suma — June 9, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

  12. Dear Indira,
    Thank you for keeping us infomed. This is truly awful and utterly harrowing.

    Smita

    Comment by Smita — June 10, 2008 @ 6:43 am

  13. I really cannot believe the lengths bullies go to thinking they can make a life miserable. All my support to InjiPennu. It is shocking to see what she is going through.
    -A
    P.S: I would keep a track of Inji’s blog to see how I can extend my support. Glad to have visited your site again to learn about this atrocity. Can never back down when someone is bullying ever.

    Comment by Aparna — June 10, 2008 @ 6:52 am

  14. Indira,

    My full support is for Inji. We, bloggers need to get together and lend our strength and support to Inji pennu.

    Comment by Chandrika — June 10, 2008 @ 9:41 am

  15. I stay near Santa Clara. Do you want me to go look at their address and post pics of their office or e mail them to you or injipennu?

    Thanks
    Ritu

    Comment by ritu — June 10, 2008 @ 11:47 am

  16. stay strong Inji.

    Indira — Thanks for hightlighting this.

    Comment by tilotamma — June 12, 2008 @ 5:46 am

  17. We add our voice to this too, and hope the collective voice for a right cause has resounding effect. It is shameful that human beings don’t prefer to use their own minds and enjoy the creative rewards.

    Comment by pritya — June 13, 2008 @ 1:17 am

  18. As Ritu said, I also stay near that address, do you want us to do anything?

    _Deep

    Comment by Deepti — June 13, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

  19. This is shocking! Inji needs to be strong through this phase. We are all with her.

    Comment by Roma — June 16, 2008 @ 9:49 pm

  20. Mindblowing and Inji Pennu, We all are with u

    Comment by Bharat — June 17, 2008 @ 5:20 am

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