My column has been republished by a sex site

I spotted this before but I just showed it to colleagues in the office and forgot about it. I got another email recently telling me that my column on porn in Globe’s mobile blogs had been reprinted by the Asian Sex Gazette.

Here’s the link (it’s not safe for work and may contain images some might consider offensive). When I first spotted it, I went around the newsroom to show to colleagues what I said was the new publication I’m writing for and everyone had a good laugh. It wasn’t the first time that a Sun.Star Cebu story got reprinted in the site.

The site had once reprinted this story (again not safe for work). When I showed it to the reporter, she blushed. The way the sites presented the stories, you’d think the reporter and I are their staff writers. You don’t see any hint it was lifted from Sun.Star Cebu.

I showed it to our editor-in-chief and the first thing he asked me was how I spotted it–“you mean you visit these sites?” I actually got it from an RSS alert on a search for Cebu. Maybe I should add porn site writer in my resume.

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7 responses

  1. No lawsuits? πŸ˜‰

    Then again this is added exposure, traffic and promotion, in one of the most disturbing ways I suppose.

    “Good or bad publicity is still publicity.” Anyone?

  2. Jhay,
    That’s for the company to worry about πŸ™‚

  3. If they are really a gazette, they should have just posted an excerpt and linked. Foul.

  4. Migs,
    Yeah. I think they’re scraping content. But when I first saw it, I was actually jumping with glee-“hey I’m on a porn site.” πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve been reading Asian Sex Gazette for quite sometime now, and I always wonder how come they always get away with plagarism.

    By the way, I mentioned two of your posts at The Most Popular Pinoy Blog Posts for 2006.

    Feedback is always welcome as always. Thanks.

    Basang Panaginip

  6. Michael,
    That’s cool. Thanks πŸ™‚

  7. You’re welcome Max.

    By the way I’ve updated the list. Marc, Abe, and Andrew suggested on how I can improve the rankings.

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