This just in: BNO Tees (by the Boys Night Out of 89.9FM) released the “Pasisikatin kita hija foundation” t-shirt. The problem is, director Jun Sabayton was one of the people who first came up with the catchphrase... and he wasn’t informed about the shirt.
Sabayton is sort of pissed, as you can see. I can sympathize. After all, not so long ago, a respected blogger also copied my work. Actually, that blogger was the one who was pissed at me!
Maybe I shouldn’t react this way. Maybe I should allow other people to get inspired by my blog posts. But when a fellow blogger takes photos with the same angles as yours and goes as far as to copy your contest criteria verbatim, shouldn’t you feel bothered at the very least?
A year ago when all the copying and the lack of originality came into being, I didn’t want to make the issue a public one. I tried to do things by the book.
I informed the public relations team (led by a nice person, really) about what happened. I showed her photos comparing my work with the other blogger’s, the same photos attached to this album you’re seeing below.
The feeling I got when a fellow blogger took photos that resembled my own: creeped out.