Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Malayalam Bloggers Don't Agree with Yahoo India

I became aware that yahoo India has apparently lifted stuff from Malayalam bloggers to lauch its portal in the same language via Om Malik.

There is a blog post detailing the incident and Yahoo’s dealing with the issue.

While we were researching Yahoo’s content providers, we came across a provider, Webdunia (mentioned before). From our investigation, we found that they are the ones who collect information/features/articles to be posted on Yahoo India.

With the knowledge that we had made a formal complaint to Yahoo/Yahoo India, Webdunia came forward with vague options for remuneration as well as an apology from Webdunia and not from Yahoo India.

Cross posted at Blogbharti.



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4 Comments:

Blogger Whats said...

So much truth twisting once it passes forward :))

"yahoo India has apparently lifted stuff from Malayalam bloggers to lauch its portal in the same language"

As if Yahoo India lifted the stuff only to launch portal, ha hah !!

2/20/2007 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether Yahoo India did it or got it done by paying somebody, the responsibility of using contentent from a blog lies with Yahoo India only as the content appeared on Yahoo's portal.

Don't they have any responsibility to verify the claim by their content provider having the authorisation from the writers?

If they have verified, let them show the authorisation, else they have clearly committed a mistake for which at least a formal apology is the minimum requirement.

3/02/2007 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why formal apology, Yahoo should pay million dollar to the contributor and the bloggers. We should not get apology but money.

3/03/2007 1:11 PM  
Blogger dhurvirodhi said...

याहू के इस कुकृत्य का विरोध होना ही चाहिये. मेरा विरोध यहां दर्ज है.

3/05/2007 10:09 PM  

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