As a blogger, plagiarism and theft of images and recipes is not new to me. My images, recipes, content has been stolen more times than I can count. But more often than not, it is either an extremely lazy person who does this, or someone who doesn’t really know that taking images from google is NOT the way to acquire images or it is a media agency who wants to save a quick buck on photography. Even in my long and suffering social media presence this kind of theft is new to me. The app “The Frying Pan” has taken 145 RECIPES my blog, along with pictures WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. In fact the whole app is based on collecting recipes and pictures from various bloggers and THEY DON’T HAVE PERMISSION FROM ANYONE.
Last I read the stats were –
145 from Monika (http://www.sinamontales.com/)
115 from Deeba (/ www.passionateaboutbaking.com /)
434 from Hari (/ www.blendwithspices.com / )
166 from Sia (/ http://monsoonspice.com/)
805 from Dassana (/ vegrecipesofindia.com)
695 from Preeti (http://www.jopreetskitchen.com/ /)
1000 + from Archana (/ www.archanaskitchen.com / )
If you are a blogger I urge you to look into the app, I am 90% sure you will find your recipes there.
I am really at loss world, I normally prefer to sort these things one to one and don’t make a public post on it. But this time the company and it’s founders Priyanka Jain and Naveen Rathee have left me with no choice but to take this step. I contacted them yesterday, requesting to either take down the recipes or compensate us and about half an hour ago he has sent me an arrogant message saying “I must be patient with him”
For us it is years of hard work and he is happy to cash on it in a few days. I have decided to take legal action but I had to call him out here since I am still not able to believe that such a well planned and thought through robbery can exist. Look at the snapshots below and decide for yourself.