(Above: more copy stolen word for word from my website)
Instead, enjoy some really funny responses from actual 'professionals' after being caught red handed:
I am horribly embarrassed. I had assistance with the writing and design on my website. I'm sorry I was unaware that they were using information from other resources. (And here I thought, man she nailed it on explaining me and my process). If it makes you feel any better, it’s obviously well written. I’m going to blame it on youth. The internet has robbed many of them of any scruples when it comes to copyright. I'll work on the correction immediately. The new site just went live and I'm still working out some bugs and things I see that need to be changed. I'll make that top priority today. I'm sorry this happened. I take IP seriously as well. I've had a lot of problems with this with my photo booth series.
Please let me know if anything is needed."
"You are right Jesse. I am working on a new website and it was supposed just to be a starter to rework later. Turns out the making of a website is very difficult indeed. I will remove it immediately
My sincere apologies."
First of all, I apologize for any inconvenience this might've caused. I recently had someone update my website and I can assure to you the images are 100% mine. I did outsource a content writer, so if you can please send me the screenshots of the similarities I'd be more than happy to take a look at it and of course, make the appropriate changes. As an artist, it's my intention to make sure everyone's work and talented skills are respected. I will revise the content by the end of the day, but it will be extremely helpful if you can provide me with the information you believe it's been plagiarized. I also need to take appropriate action with the person who worked on my content, because that was unprofessional of her. Thank you so much."
"I will remove everything. I am currently out of the country so it will take me a few hours to get back to my hotel and take it down. But I should be back in about 7 hours or so and will remove it then. I have apologized, I didn't realize it was illegal, I just started a business for the first time in January. As I said, ignorance is the reason. Regardless of how poor of an excuse you think it is, now that I know it won’t happen again, and it’s better than the alternative which is that I knew it was wrong and did it anyway. You don’t have to keep coming at me, I’ve admitted fault, and committed to fixing the problem. Our situation is resolved."
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