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2008-03-13

Two celebrity booby-blogs clashing over "ethics"

SEATTLE, Washington - It seems that there is no sphere of life that does not have some tension - even the world of T&A bloggers is having issues. In what are probably the first two posts on such blogs that don't have a celebrity or swimsuit angle, accusations of plagiarism and unethical behavior are boiling.

This started with a post on Hollywood Tuna, one of my favorites in the genre. If you read many of these blogs you see that there is a generous amount of linking to other blogs and a certain amount of duplicative posts. Still, the Tuna thinks that a competitor blog has gone too far with blatant copying of material:


Not that you guys care but when you finally come across something post worthy and then see it on another site 30 minutes later, you realize that they are ripping you off and that can piss you off. You let it slide, then you realize that day after day, that same site is still using all of your material and eventually the time comes where you have to take action...
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So today I decided to take action (which is not the first time) and call this person out by sending him an email.
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Most websites conduct themselves ethically and I pride myself on working with websites that are doing their own thing and expressing their own voice on their own content. I felt that the time has come where I need to cut ties with the negativity and move forward accordingly...

The Tuna sent an email to the offending blog, Egotastic!, and the author of Egotastic! posted a response:

I don't usually respond to childish, passive aggressive behaviour, and I don't like fanning the flames of inane online bitch wars, but this time, I'm not going to sit with my thumbs up my ass, no matter how good it might feel.
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Do we have similar content? Yes. Does every other babe-centric gossip blog have similar content? Yes. I won't apologize for posting content that I think my readers will enjoy. And I sure as heck (I wanted to use a harsher word, but the kids are watching) won't let any other site claim that I am "using all of [their] material."
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The funniest part of what was written, though, is that he puportedly conducts himself "ethically." I won't go into details about how far that is from the truth, because frankly, it's none of your business, and you don't really care, but I have never known Hollywood Tuna to act ethically.

I, for one, would like more details on the hinted-at lack of ethics on the part of Hollywood Tuna.

1 comments:

Christine said...

These are Hollywood gossip (and hot chick) sites! Reading each other's articles is just one way to hear the latest gossip. They have clearly been living in LA too long and are off in lala-land or something...