MONDAY, 27TH MAY 2013
METD WEATHER'S INDIAN MONSOON FORECAST ( INDIMO) USED BY A FEW WITHOUT PERMISSION
Shortly after the Indian Monsoon Forecast ( IndiMO) was issued on the blog and facebook,a facebook page called "Moods of Monsoon" copied the same image of METD WEATHER AND DELETED OUR COPYRIGHT MARK. THEY ALSO ADDED THEIR OWN COPYRIGHT as (c) moods of monsoon to that image and shared on their facebook page.
Upon being noticed, METD WEATHER immediately took an action by informing the readers on our facebook page and by asking them to write absurd comments on that page forcing them to take down that image or shut that page permanently. The page "Moods of Monsoon" wrote a very strange reply justifying that someone had hacked their page and did this act of imposing a copyright of their own brand on METD WEATHER's background image.
Here is what Moods of Monsoon had done.I personally obtained this image from that page. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FORECAST BELOW STANDS CANCELLED AND HENCE THERE IS NO POINT IN COPYING THIS IMAGE FURTHER .
One can clearly see the (c) moods of monsoon sign on the top right. The background image is of METD WEATHER which I can confirm from the name of METD WEATHER written at the top i.e *Based on METD WEATHER's monsoon onset norms*... How can moods of monsoon use METD WEATHER norms????
The reason of hacking isn't acceptable as the page barely had 7-8 likes and no one will hack that page. Upon being forced to delete the page, shortly after this incident, readers of METD WEATHER confirmed that the page WAS DELETED
As a result of this malpractices, we have revised out forecast.. plus the new images have bigger and more copyright marks which won't allow others to steal them.
ITS VERY DISAPPOINTING AND ANNOYING TO NOTE SUCH INCIDENCES. PEOPLE OF INDIA ARE SPOILING THE NAME OF OUR OWN COUNTRY BY DOING SUCH MALPRACTICES ESPECIALLY THE ACT OF :MOODS OF MONSOON:
HENCE I WISH TO BRING IT TO YOUR NOTICE THAT METD WEATHER HAS FULL RIGHTS OF THE IMAGES, TEXT. ANY USE OF IT WITHOUT PERMISSION OR CITATION WILL BE A MALPRACTICE AND METD WEATHER WON'T TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF IT.
IF YOU COME ACROSS MORE OF SUCH MORPHED METD WEATHER FORECAST MAPS, PLEASE REPORT BY SENDING A MESSAGE TO YOUR FACEBOOK. YOUR IDENTITY WON'T BE DISCLOSED AND WE WILL TAKE AN ACTION ON THE PAGE RESPONSIBLE