Plagiarism: Companies / Web Sites That Steal Our Material Without Permission

Plagiarism: Companies / Web Sites That Steal Our Material Without Permission

We work pretty hard here at UltimateFatBurner.com, spending countless hours doing the research necessary to present you with the most accurate reviews of your favorite weight loss, body building and vitamin supplements (this isn’t a complaint of course—we truly love what we do).

However, not everyone who does business online is as interested in doing the “hard work” as we are, and human nature being what it is, it’s not too surprising that we often come across web sites and blogs that have stolen our material, passing it off as their own.

This is unethical, not to mention illegal.

And it gives us a pretty good insight into the people behind the offending organization.

Occasionally, ethical companies make the mistake of outsourcing their documentation and/or web presence to unproven third party organizations who may not necessarily abide by ethical standards of conduct. Nonetheless, if a company is in copyright violation—regardless of whether they knowingly condoned the plagiarism or not, they still retain a legal responsibility for that violation. If this has happened to your company and that is why you are featured here, we will be happy to revise your listing, provided you either remove the violation, or attribute it appropriately to the proper source. Just contact us and let us know.

Obviously, they have no respect for intellectual property, and even less about whether something is legal or not. They’re also lazy, since they can’t be bothered to conduct their own research, or at the very least, re-write the material to make it “look” like their own.

The question then becomes…

If this company has such a “relaxed” approach to the way they view copyright laws, how credible can they be in their own business? In their customer service? In their recommendations and/or product development?

Exactly… if they’re that willing to steal material and pass it off as their own, it says something about them, doesn’t it?

Exactly… if they’re that willing to steal material and pass it off as their own, it says something about them, doesn’t it?

eXfuze, MLM Company; Makers of 7+ “Superfruit” Products

Copyright Violation: Stole text directly from Elissa’s 2008 blog post on ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity); entitled, “Supplement Ad Claim Of The Month: High Orac“. You can read Elissa’s discussion of this violation here.

DietPillInstitute.Net (Supplement “Review” site)

Copyright Violation: Stole segments directly from our LipoFuze review, and represented them as their own .