Online copyright violation is quite widespread. Some do it in ignorance of law; the others with just a callous attitude of “no one’s gonna sue you back!” But is it fair to use someone else’s work as your own? Wouldn’t it be more appropriate if you just attribute the work to its original creator, not because it is legally mandatory, but because it is their moral right to have an attribution? It’s an age of Creative Commons. People are open enough to let others use their work for free; isn’t it the responsibility of the media users to give the attribution at minimum? It takes nothing, but people don’t even do that little thing!
A local news site “Nagpurpulse” has used one of my Wikipedia photos on their site without any attribution. I asked them in a comment to attribute the photo to me; they didn’t. They didn’t even reply the comment. I tweeted them; no reply. Then, I wrote a mail; no reply again! It has been 15 days now I have gotten no reply from them. Now, I am free to work in my way. Though I am not going to play dirty, I have no respect remained for those who “do not care!”, and now I do not need to care about their “online reputation.”
Here, I am releasing the mail to public: