Aloha Dear Readers,
Imagine my surprise when a google search landed me on a website — KALEIMAILEALII <dot> NET where I saw my blog posts reproduced IN THEIR ENTIRETY, complete with all graphics.
Imagine my shock when I clicked on “Add a comment” and landed back on my own blog.
Imagine my outrage when I actually wrote a comment to myself, and the comment never arrived back in my inbox for my approval.
This website has four sections: 1) Hawaiian Art; 2) Hawaiian Food; 3) Hawaiian Music; and 4) Hula Dancing. In every section, EVERY post is ripped from another blog. In “Hawaiian music,” content is coming from Patrick Landezaʻs blog and a Kaua‘i events calendar as well as this blog. In the Hawaiian Food section, once again, the posts are wholesale reproductions traceable back to the original blogs.
I could trace my posts on this website back to mid-summer of 2010. Every post since then is on this website.
A bit more googling gave me a quick education into a phenomenon called “blog content theft.” Blog Content Theft is the unauthorized reproduction of blog posts, but with attribution of authorship removed.
The site I discovered has no contact identification anywhere on the site. It is untraceable through public domain identification directories.
I have no choice but to put “Hawaiian Music for Listening Pleasure” on hiatus until I can figure out how to untangle this situation.
aloha, Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman