[Important Message] ~ The Art of Copy/Paste and other Dramaland Stories.
We started this blog, dramajjang, out of love for dramas and because we didn’t want to keep our thoughts to ourselves, we wanted to share them with the rest of the fellow adventurers in the vast sea of dramas. It’s difficult finding people in real life who share a like-minded passion, so interacting with all of you beautiful people from all over the world, even though it’s through a keyboard and behind a screen, it means a whole lot. Writing an article, whether it is a recap, a review, just a few thoughts or simply anything, it takes time, especially recaps. Even though it may be tiring at times, once you finish writing a recap and you finalize it there’s a sense of fulfillment. The thing is, 12 of my recaps (from My Love Eun Dong and My Beautiful Bride to be more precise) have been copied and pasted in the exact same way my mind’s womb and my bombarding keyboard-fingers gave birth to. I am referring to zkpop.com, a site that hasn’t only illegally posted articles coming from dramajjang, there are reviews, recaps and other articles coming from other blogs and big sites of our community and that site doesn’t give any credit and they never asked in the first place if we wanted our articles to be posted there.
All these articles are being presented as that site’s works and it feels like the time we invested, the feels we cherished, the pleasure we received and everything we came across, before sharing these articles with all of you people, were stolen in a blink of an eye. If to some of us it may take hours to complete a recap and actually feel excited with it in the first place before sharing it, there’s someone or some people who are just a Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Publish away from having a recap, review, article or anything ready. I am sorry but i cannot give away all these recapping hours to someone else’s few minutes. He/she/they probably never read anything i wrote, they just copied and pasted and we, dramajjang, are not affiliated with them in any way, we were never asked, we never agreed and we were never aware of anything until we were informed of what’s going on with that site.
I want to write about My Love Eun Dong‘s last episode, i want to write about My Beautiful Bride‘s 9th and 10th episodes, i want to write about Oh My Ghost‘s 5th and 6th episodes, but i can’t do it, i am neither in the mood for it nor i am dreaming to see some of these recaps or reviews posted on zkpop.com and presented as their own material while they never were and never will be, because my thoughts are mine, because each and every article from each and every site and blog that were copied and pasted there were never zkpop‘s in the first place, they will always be their author’s and site’s works. Some blogs and sites that are in the same situation are Couch Kimchi (and i am deeply thankful for informing me in the first place), CimiArt, ThoughtsRamble, HanCinema, Dramabeans, KDramaRecaps, Enjoy Korea With Hui, Koala’s Playground, etc. They were contacted by many of us, but we never received an answer from that site. And this silence hurts, especially when you see more copied and pasted articles ever since we contacted them. Any blogger or site could be a victim in the future.
The articles that were viciously “adopted” and taken away from me appear at that site under the following titles and some of them are in that site as a whole, some others miss their arch paragraph and my thoughts part:
[Drama Recap] My Love Eun Dong: Episode 3 (they butchered my First Impressions article and kept the 2015 part of it as a recap of the 3rd episode)
[Drama Recap] My Love Eun Dong: Episode 6
[Drama Recap] My Love Eun Dong: Episode 7
[Drama Recap] My Love Eun Dong: Episode 8
My Love Eun Dong Episode 11 Recap
My Love Eun Dong Episode 12 Recap
My Love Eun Dong Episode 13 Recap
My Love Eun Dong Episode 14 Recap
My Love Eun Dong Episode 15 Recap
My Beautiful Bride Episode 5 Recap
My Beautiful Bride Episode 6 Recap
My Beautiful Bride Episode 7 Recap
Thanks a lot everyone for spending some time reading this, it sincerely means a lot.
Kwon Sang Seung imnida (i have a friend who usually says Cha Do Hyun imnida).