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Content piracy: DailyPost takes Naij to court

Source: pointblanknews.com
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Top Nigerian online newspaper, DailyPost has commenced immediate legal

action against naij.com over piracy of its several news reports. DailyPost

had in a statement released on Sunday night lamented over naij.com's

incessant use of its hard earned materials without permission, stating

that it is unfortunately criminal and an unforgiven act for naij.com to

tiptoe into its website and obtain information it knows little or nothing

about, claiming to be the owner of the said stolen and plagiarized news

with all sassiness.
The news organization further affirmed that it was a sad development that

a news website like Naij.com, that is supposed to know the legal

implication of plagiarism to continue to lift its materials WORD FOR WORD.

It said that the only additional work noticed in the copied version of

several of its original stories uncovered on Naij.com was the removal of

DailyPost from the text.
A search on naij.com showed that more than 80 news items were copied over

the last few weeks.
DailyPost believes that the brazen stealing of its content by naij.com

must henceforth stop as it has this time around refused to ignore the

continuous act of intellectual property abuse. The online newspaper said

it will stop just at nothing but to drag Naij.com to a competent court of

law for a proper interpretation on what the law says on content piracy.

In obvious angst, DailyPost Content Editor, Adoyi Ali who reacted to the

development said, ''it's shameful that Naij.com could not change even a

line in the stories we exclusively reported”
Adoyi said such act was not only criminal but debasing. He said the

development further revealed that that Naij.com was slothfully relying on

already made news for survival. He said ''we are determined and not

emotionally swayed to look away when things are gradually taking the most

unfortunate dimension. The question is where is the sanity we use our

medium to preach, if we all continue in this plagiarism madness? ''

Already, all legal processes have commenced, as DailyPost's lawyer is

already putting all proofs together to legally nail naij.com.

The company said it would have ignored the very act of impunity, but for

posterity, and for the sake of what journalism means in a country that is

presently struggling to bail itself out of some deep decadence, it will

fight the battle to finish.
See proofs of copied contents below:
1: EXCLUSIVE: Tension in Deeper Life camp as Kumuyi breaks down during

Easter Retreat, under treatment
Naij.com version (link)
Naij.com version (screenshot)
2: EFCC invites 8 Borno Commissioners over corruption charges

Naij.com version (link)
Naij.com version (screenshot)
3: Borno: Boko Haram members kidnap senatorial aspirant, demand to speak

with Shettima, Ndume
Naij.com version (link)
Naij.com version (screenshot)
3: Search of copied contents (link)
Search of copied content (screenshots)