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[Important Message] ~ What Are You Doing in my Dream? And Other Dramaland Content Theft Stories. ~ Dramajjang

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“The purple mango danced,
Polka dot eyes behind the clouds.
Swelled bubbles wept.”

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This is an article written by Kwon Sang Seung only for Dramajjang.co.

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Home is where the heart is, the moment our articles are forced to leave home and get kidnapped by figures behind “sites” that don’t know how writing about something you love feels like they become as soulless as mortal remains. Now I know how an e-hearse looks like and I’ve witnessed many of my articles in a line of corpses in quite a few “sites” which present them shamelessly as their own, probably without having watched anything I have written about and most and above all, they haven’t laughed, felt or even got angered as much as I have while watching and eventually writing about them.

The first time something like that happened my fingers felt castrated, I wouldn’t dare write about anything for a short period of time, but my condition didn’t deteriorate any further and kept writing from a point and on. Copy/paste isn’t fine, not at all, but a bot/script scraping for content and taking pretty much everything we have posted since the 31st of August (along with a few more articles from the last ten days of the s(h)ame month) is way too abhorrent. However, this time I didn’t step back from writing even though I have to admit that I write less than I wanted to because everything I post usually gets taken away from me within one minute’s time.

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One minute for a whole night’s recap process with screen-caps, the recap part and my thoughts’ section where I unveil everything that crossed my mind after having watched an episode. One minute would never do justice to all these long hours before the dawn (and sometimes after it). My Oh My Venus 7th episode recap reached somewhere around 2000 views as kidnapped material, I never thought a parasitic organism would do so much better than a self-contained living entity by surpassing the original attempt, but it happened. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here,” but they will never get a glimpse of my endless nights in my very own drama glade.

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KShowDramaOnline kidnaps our articles from time to time, mainly the text and just a few photos. KoreanEngSub kidnaps pretty much everything we post, even My Sardonic Bbuing Bbuing, with its bot/script. NextDrama has kidnapped a few of our Yong Pal, Sassy Go Go, Bubblegum and Oh My Venus recaps mostly as a whole. SMtM4 had also kidnapped a few of our articles, but they usually keep editing “their” recaps with material coming from a wide variety of sites. At 6am it could be my recap, then a few hours later the “edit” button presents someone else’s recap under the same link and definitely not for variety.

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Through advertisements, these “sites” probably make profit out of someone else’s work and we’re not the only ones affected by them, but we also don’t want to keep seeing our articles elsewhere without our permission. I would never trade my precious time and personal entertainment through dramas along with my interactions with all of you either here or on twitter for a few seconds of thievery and bringing everything going on to your further attention was the least I could do.

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You probably don’t like the fact that I made “Dramajjang” a part of my articles’ titles. If you don’t like it once, I don’t like it twice, it looks cheesy and kind of megalomaniac, but it’s the only way I can make the script/bot take “Dramajjang” as a part of the kidnapped article’s title and link. I don’t like the copyright disclaimers inside the articles either, that’s why I put them between photos in order to make them more user-friendly for you, but I have to put them since they usually become a part of the kidnapped article as well. And don’t forget, every time you read a Dramajjang article on a kidnapper’s “site” a little kitten struggles to reach the shore, soothe the waves and help it reach Kwon’s hug by reading Dramajjang.

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Everything going on is also a strong part of the reasons why I don’t reply to some of your comments and I deeply apologize for that. Trying to find a way to protect my children, also known as articles, but also Dramajjang as a whole side by side with my co-authors and co-owners is time-consuming and soul-draining. However, I love reading your comments and I will do my best to reply as much as possible to each and every one of you because Dramajjang isn’t only us who write about it, it’s also you who agree/disagree/interact with us or simply read us. Without you it would had been like a dim diary and I’m deeply thankful for your sunlit presence here.

Always yours,

Kwon.

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elles viennent
autres et pareilles
avec chacune c'est autre et c'est pareille
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est autre
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est pareille
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  1. December 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm — Reply

    asukavsst

    THIS IS A NEVER ENDING BATTLE

  2. December 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    but who’s gonna take responsibility for us having given the promise NOT TO DATE PEOPLE for a year to properly focus on our blog only to land on our ass because others are stealing from us just dandily?
    THIS IS DATING HARASSMENT PAPA

    but srsly, this crap has got to stop. in b4 everyone says “it’s the internet get used to it!!11111” yeah, okay no shit batman! but I think we got the right to complain and vent our anger when this keeps on happening from the same blogs, that possibly profit from our all nighter recaps and so on and so on.

    tl;dr it is a heartless recap city indeed

    • December 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm — Reply

      (come at my place in 5 mins btw, I’m so lazy to log on on IM rn now lol, hopefully you see this here)

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:58 am — Reply

      Batman = So Ji Sub! XD Heartless Recap City to the fullest, one way or another! On New Year’s Eve the spirit of Paksa Adeul will visit them!

  3. December 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm — Reply

    Feck this whole issue makes me so fricking mad. :(((

    Hang in there, kwon! (and friends)

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:43 am — Reply

      It’s exhausting in many aspects :/ We’ll do our best chinguyah Mary!! 🙂

    • December 17, 2015 at 1:01 am — Reply

      Everything you said right there! And it’s hilarious how they even steal this post…

      Sigh, so madddd! One of the reason why i stopped writing for awhile. I salute you for continuing writing more posts even though they keep stealing. Don’t worry, we will all take them down 😀

      • December 17, 2015 at 1:34 am — Reply

        Yup, nobody would ever want to steal such a post! XD But they did in a drama-villain way lol I can understand that it could be one of the reasons why you stopped writing for a while because of that, i’ve been through that already :/ But you’re back in the writing world because you can x) The Dramaland Sheriffs are strong 8)

  4. December 16, 2015 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    I’m so sorry all of this keeps happening to you! The heart and soul you put into your work is evident, and to have it mindlessly taken is appalling. I too continue to have my content stolen (mostly by scrapers), and haven’t found a way to do much about it. Good idea on including your site in the titles though. At least that puts some kind of mark that it is yours. I wish you the best in combatting this, and I hope it doesn’t ever deter you from writing.

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:46 am — Reply

      *feels kdrama-kissed* XD We’re trying to deal with it via complaints towards their hosts and/or google concerning their search engine so that the site won’t appear, hopefully everything will flow well… If you need help concerning complaints about the scrapers feel free to pm me in twitter, i’ll be more than glad to be of any help! Thank you so much for your words + i haven’t forgotten the 3-day challenge, soon it will make its appearance! 🙂

  5. December 16, 2015 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    Whe i saw how plagirism was affecting other sites…i didn’t realize that i was indirectly affected by it. I am now conscious about my recaps and i choose less dramas to recaps. It is exhausting to see your hard 4.5 hours to a week’s work go down the drain in a second. This really needs to end….

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:47 am — Reply

      It feels like your time and excitement has been taken away along with the recap, in a blink of an eye, literally! It really needs to end and i hope that our legal methods will be successful.. 🙂

  6. bmore
    December 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm — Reply

    I neither notice nor care if you put “dramajjang” in between every other sentence! Do it until they stop…whatever it takes

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:48 am — Reply

      Thank you so much! BTW, i watched Awl’s first episode today and it fueled me enough to keep watching, i sense HEAVY feels on the horizon!

    • December 17, 2015 at 7:44 am — Reply

      Agree with bmore, I don’t mind the notices it’s obvious you’re doing this because some sh*theads are stealing your hard work.

  7. December 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm — Reply

    I feel for you Kwon the lengths you have to go through to expose these sites. One thing they can never do is take your voice away. Smart readers will eventually know where the source is from. *Fighting*

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:50 am — Reply

      Fighting! Thank you so much Mittamittamittami! They’ll never take my voice away even if it ends up composing weird sounds! XD Hopefully everything will reach the end and justice will prevail.. 🙂

  8. December 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    “And don’t forget, every time you read a Dramajjang article on a kidnapper’s “site” a little kitten struggles to reach the shore, soothe the waves and help it reach Kwon’s hug by reading Dramajjang” That metaphore. so Kwonesque.

    stay strong dramajjangers

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:51 am — Reply

      Thank you so much sunny lady lady sun, the kittens you’ve saved say meow! XD
      I laughed reading “dramajjangers” in the comment, it always reminds me of Hana Kimi’s articles! XD

  9. December 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    Hey Kwon are you on wordpress.com or self-hosted? If you are self-hosted you can get plug-ins that prevent right-click, copy & paste, etc. Another good way to protect your posts is to watermark all your images. You can get a software or do it easily (although the watermark won’t look that pretty) through Picasa.

    Have you submitted requests that these sites take down your content?

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:54 am — Reply

      WP for now, we didn’t want to walk upon the self-hosted road for now and that’s the reason why we can’t use a few wonderful plug-ins i’ve found around (one of the most tempting ones was the RSS feed delay one since the bot scrapes our content from there) :/ “although the watermark won’t look that pretty” that’s the reason why it prevents me from watermarking the images! XD
      We’re in the complaint process towards hosts, etc! 🙂

      • December 17, 2015 at 12:58 am — Reply

        How about the ad service providers?

        • December 17, 2015 at 12:59 am — Reply

          This will be the last resort, the first two have been hosts and search engines!

      • December 17, 2015 at 3:08 am — Reply

        Sadly the watermarking may be your best bet then. At least then people will see your link on the images and know that the post is plagiarized then.

      • December 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm — Reply

        i agree with watermarking! it can be nice looking designwise and if you do this to all the screencaps its going to help…hang in there

  10. December 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm — Reply

    Rest assured that, no matter how it feels, we always regard you as the true parents of the kids.

    • December 17, 2015 at 12:56 am — Reply

      A highly representative A-Philosopher line! Our children are deeply thankful! And the parents too! *claps hands in no-tempo* 😀

      • December 17, 2015 at 1:37 am — Reply

        Heehee. The Asian Drama Philosopher (A-Philosopher) delights in messing with tempos, so it should highly approve of that. But it also uses a broad definition of philosophy, under which every Asian drama reviewer is an A-Philosopher! :DD

  11. December 17, 2015 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    This is shocking, shocking! I first noted this happening to posts from dramabeans, and I notified them in the comments that I saw their content on another site verbatim even with the thoughts and insights added !

    Now months later it’s still happening and none of the measures seem to hold them back for long.

    Thanks again and again Kwon for personally bringing my own blog’s content theft to my notice. It’s appalling that I subscribed to that site just days ago! I admired their write-ups never realizing they were stolen from authentic bloggers.

    Even on Instagram! Hope you got to check out @seoulpop_ where a quote fron your Oh My Venus recap 9 was used. It’s just a few lines, but if the account is passing them off as theirs…

    It’s really not a good feeling to realise this is so rampant. Really takes the fun out of toiling over the making of those precious posts!!

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