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WebSapient rips off ENTIRE portfolio of Pinoy web designer

You know how much I hate it when people rip off my work and pass it off as their own. You see, it’s just not right. Also, it’s not so hard to open up an account on i.ph and start writing your own pointless blog on the interwebs. It’s also kind of creepy when somebody tries to pass off my experiences as their own.

websapientSo imagine how incensed I was when WebSapient, a supposedly “experienced and well established web design company specializing in website design and e-commerce development,” rips off the entire portfolio of one of my friends and fellow TMB monkey, Marco Palinar. It’s so not cool.

I know this kind of thing happens all the time, but come on, it doesn’t mean we have to let this slide. Want proof that they ripped off Marco? Check out his awesome, jaw-dropping, rock-and-rollin’ portfolio:

Marco Palinar portfolio

Now I won’t link WebSapient, but you can check out their portfolio by checking this screencap out:


Credit for the screencaps goes to Liz.

See?! They blatantly ripped off Marco’s ENTIRE portfolio. This isn’t as simple as somebody copying my blog entries, this is Marco’s bread and butter. They are getting paid for somebody else’s hard work. Also, those guys are in for a world of pain: as Baddie said, Marco isn’t just “the site guy”, he’s also “The World’s Angriest Web Designer.”

Now you can help us spread the word and help us stop WebSapient’s bullshit by doing three things. You can either:

  • Write a blog entry about WebSapient ripping off Marco,
  • You can Digg Liz’s blog entry, or bookmark it on Delicious,
  • Or you can talk about it on Twitter, Plurk, Friendfeed, or wherever you kids go off to on the interwebs

You can read more about this on these other blogs:


UPDATE: It looks like WebSapient took down their portfolio page. Yay! But will they rip off somebody else?

19 Comments

  1. whoa, that's lame. It's a good thing you got alerted to the copyright infringement.

    Merry Christmas Ade!

  2. Ade Magnaye, you are a hero. This reminds me so much of an episode of Rintintin. *teary eyed*

    <abbr>Keyser´s last blog post:Snakes on a plane Jr.</abbr>

  3. loy

    I checked the WebSapient website and all I see is an "under construction" logo. Nice work exposing the thieves! πŸ˜†

    <abbr>loy´s last blog post:Iraqi Shoe Thrower Hogs the Headlines</abbr>

  4. cripes. another one?

    marco should sue websapient. the law provides for this. even if they took it down, the fact that they put it up makes websapient liable. it's like stealing — even if one returns what he stole, the liability for stealing remains.

    <abbr>the jester-in-exile´s last blog post:Weekend Wrap-up, WK1Dec2008</abbr>

    • Ade

      Marco's looking for a lawyer I think. Seriously, that web design company needs to be shut down. Apparently, they're a well-known ripoff studio in India, and they go around changing names and stealing portfolios from unwitting web designers. I know someone who's dealt with them before.

  5. I'm almost done with my post about this. I started writing it at 2 AM so I have double check it first before I hit the publish button. Hehe πŸ˜€

    <abbr>Jaypee´s last blog post:Lunascape – World’s Fastest Browser?</abbr>

  6. Thanks for the link πŸ™‚

    <abbr>kaffee´s last blog post:Uh, ‘Scuse Me???? (Ripping Marco) 12.10.08</abbr>

  7. liz

    si phao sabhao!

    <abbr>liz´s last blog post:WebSapient is full of bullshit</abbr>

  8. liz

    si phau ang pinaka-whau!

    <abbr>liz´s last blog post:WebSapient is full of bullshit</abbr>

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