So recently I was checking other search engines for how my posts rank. While doing so, I found a competing article to my guide INSTALL DEBIAN WHEEZY ON YOUR BANANA PI so I decided to click on it.
I am not going to link on the page to boost it even further in search engines‘ rankings.
Lemaker copied my article in full, adding a link in the very bottom as source, however, I never authorized Lemaker to do so. In my opinion, a complete copy/paste of a blogpost of this length, as flattering as it is, is a violation of my copyright – which even exist for free publications.
This might just be another expression of how chinese care about the rest of the world. They bluntly copy everything they can get a hold of and claim it as their own. Lemaker, show some decency. If you need a guide like that on your website, pay me for it and I’ll be glad to sell the rights to you. But stealing. Really?
Update: Lemaker apologized in the same forum thread, stating that they just wanted to share the information. That being an honest intention, they still failed doing it the proper way (Ask first, correct citing, etc). Anyways, they also deleted the pasted article and just left the link to my original article in place, so no hard feelings here.
@Lemaker: If you want some nice guides for your hardware, talk to me! I am sure we can work something out.