Peter VanRysdam / Digital Marketing / July 15th, 2008

Plagarism Is Bad, And You Can Quote Me On That


Can you believe it?  Three months after writing this post (Apparently We Are Your Typical Web Development Company) about blatant plagiarism of our Web site, and nothing’s changed.

“Liquid Eye Media” I’m not surprised at.  I’m mean just look at their site – www.liquideyemedia.com.  They clearly haven’t had an original idea in years.  There are so many things the anger me there from the animations to the repetitive sound effects.  What is especially interesting is how the text they copied from us is below the copyright line.  It’s not intended for human consumption, but rather for search engines.  They’ve no doubt seen our great rankings (which were earned the old-fashioned way) and wanted a taste for themselves.  Too bad google frowns on duplicate content.

But “Cubic 360”, I expected more from you.  I actually left your name and Web site, www.cubic360.com, out of my previous post because you responded to my email with an apology and promise to rectify it.  You even asked for work.  I felt bad, but now I don’t.  3 months later and the duplicate content is still there. 

Do you remember your promise to me?  Here it is as a reminder:

—–Original Message—–
From: Mads Moller [mailto:pda@cubic360.com]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 12:50 PM
To: Peter VanRysdam Subject:
Re: Please Remove Content  

Dear Mr. VanRysdam,  

Thank you for your email and bringing this to my attention.  

I do appoligize for this and will take the appropiate actions in respect to the copywriter creating content for the site. I will also make sure that the content will be changed and uploaded within the next 48 hours.  

Being a creative web design and development company I look very harshly on plagarism of design and content since it’s our finest job to provide our clients with the best and most unique solutions.  

I took a look at 352media.com and you sure have some excellent work. If you should ever be in the situation where you need to outsource work we do have the expertise within custom programming (web / app), Flash Design, Action Script, Flash Media Server, Graphic Design, SEO and much more.  

Once again, thank you for bringing this to my attention.  

Kindest regards,  
Mads Moller – CEO Cubic360.com


*UPDATE*
  (7/29/09)

After my followup email to Mads at Cubic360.com, the content has been edited.  I’ll take his word for it that it was an oversight, however “liquid eye media” is still on the hook.  May I suggest a boycott? 🙂