35 Responses

  1. anonymous at | | Reply

    How ironic – to do a feature on copying designs when they’re copying themselves!

  2. Neha at | | Reply

    cant ull sue them for plagiarism?

  3. Karishma at | | Reply

    Funny, considering the issue they are addressing!!!

  4. Priscilla at | | Reply

    Shame on mid-day, tsk tsk Shweta Shiware

  5. pratik at | | Reply

    how ironic-nalanda rips off anna sui and mid-day rips off high heel-plagiarists of the world unite!!!

  6. Sweetz at | | Reply

    Ya and they didn’t even bother to pick a different pose of the same picture! Ripped off the picture too! Tsk tsk!

  7. P at | | Reply

    AHA… Hurts when someone does it to you, doesn’t it! Maybe now you will stop taking pictures from inside magazines and posting them out here.

  8. Belle at | | Reply

    agree with anonymous!

    Guys, isn’t there something you can do about this? Coz…this just shouldn’t be allowed!

  9. Aditi at | | Reply

    sue the bloody paper. or better yet, let’s start a blog campaign against this.

  10. mia at | | Reply

    what else can one expect from the indian media

  11. Ritu at | | Reply

    You can say that again!!

  12. Prithi at | | Reply

    Too much ! Are you going to do anything about it ? Or they will do it again.

  13. High Heel Confidential at | | Reply


    You’ve brought this up before and we responded to it but in case you didn’t see that comment of ours, here goes…

    We know what you are saying but you’ve got to realize unlike other sites we always clearly mention our sources. We don’t claim magazine images as our own, we credit the original source! And the lack of advertising on this site should tell you that we make no money at all, do not use them in any commercial manner; they are purely for editorial and commenting purposes.

    There are images that we buy (the posts where there are no ’sources’ mentioned) and all other posts credit their original owners. We cannot reiterate this enough. We’ve clearly stated the same in our disclaimer (toolbar on the right of the page).

    Also we don’t randomly scan images from magazines and post them, we always put them in context with runway pictures or something that gives it a ‘story’ which is something we really work at… finding that corresponding runway picture isn’t always easy!

    IPR is something we take seriously and we’ll surely find out more and make sure we are crossing our Ts and dotting our Is… Thanks.

  14. Surbhi at | | Reply

    Gosh.. midday seriously has to better their act.. all they do is malign famous ppl or copy like that!.. PnP – i think you should take HHC to a different level.. like a magazine or paper..u guys do such a lot of hard work, its a shame it reaches only to a few ppl.

  15. bg at | | Reply

    this is plain sick!!! its in poor taste!

    I was running a blog last year and finally had to shut it down as there were couple of other folks who used to replicate (just cut & paste) all my posts and also steal the photos. Watermarking it didn’t stop it either…one of them just cropped out that part. So I ended up heavily watermarking the photos, thereby losing the aesthetic quality of the photos.

    One of the popular desi blogs recently had a discussion on magazines & e-newspapers plagiarising or plain lifting content & photos from blogs and flickr etc and using it without paying the original owners or crediting it to them. You girls should add this incident to it.

    Coming to the designer, this kind of blatant plagiarism, especially now with so many international buyers at the fashion shows, is just going to spoil other indian designers’ credibility too.

    Ethics should be taught to the employees at the e-magazine and e-newspapers (and also at school level).

  16. Adit at | | Reply

    I write among many tabloids for Midday, they have been around for years, as you all know, and to be fair to them they only write what sells, in other words its about getting the tabloid sold. They dont make any claims for being original, they are tabloid that is intrested in covering a niche of the market where there may be others. I think you should take it as imitation being the best form of flattery, and not taking things like this too personally.

  17. AstralDust at | | Reply

    How about we do a fashion analysis of the offender, Ms. Shweta Shivare in this case?! That would be a fun punishment to mete out!!!

  18. Flower Power at | | Reply

    @Adit, all publications want to be read but does that mean they should be lifting stuff off others’ indiscriminately? your defence of them doesn’t wash. best form of flattery, indeed!

  19. luvstonz at | | Reply

    JUST credit the Author/Source…is that so difficult????

    that should be the motto of any publication……

    and P&P get yourself a good lawyer!

  20. xoxo at | | Reply

    this is sick! do something..they could have atlest taken a dif pick!

  21. pdaervo at | | Reply

    you should sue

  22. pdaervo at | | Reply

    and I hae to disagree COMPLETELY Adit, what is the difference between doing this and copying a design- which you say is disgusting (or somthing of the like)?!
    at the very least, they could have cited their source
    it’s all about integrity folks

  23. dipti at | | Reply

    minority clan here..but wasnt that blatant copy design a news worthy item? I dont see how anyone ‘copies’ a news? if its read worthy it will appear on 20 tabloids for all i care
    Does HHC, by ‘due credit’ mean cite HHC for being the first to write about it??

  24. High Heel Confidential at | | Reply

    Sure news is broken across the board by many news outlets but when done after a time delay and when already there is a precedent of it having been done before, we are naturally ‘once bitten twice shy’!!

    Plus it isn’t even about crediting us… in this case, it wasn’t a story we did, it was ‘style asylum’ and we credited her… all we are saying is original source needs to be credited, whoever/whatever it may be!

  25. wrong at | | Reply

    i see nothign wrong in it. i have seen many articles on this site copied from other sites. you never credit them have you. then i dont think u have any right to complain about mi-day.
    u do it it s not plagiarism and when others do it is.. double standards huh?

    now if u have the guts publish this comment and dont act ur normal self when u dont publish any comemnt suggesting u copied?

  26. k=kirthi at | | Reply

    its kinda sad to see some HHC viewers not supporting HHC during this time. Especially since so many people have claimed that their day is incomplete without logging on to HHC and that they’re completely hooked!
    Fair enough this may be regarded as a news item. And media has the power to publish a news item at any time it chooses to. But, I think everyone here agrees that Shweta S. actually did get her information from HHC. She didn’t actually go research by herself like HHC did! She reported on a topic that was found and researched by some one else and added a few more points and published it under her name!!! That is blatant cheating!

    P: If you have such a problem with HHC getting pictures from magazines, why are you still on this website? Where do expect P&P to get photos from? Do you expect them to go around running after celebrities for OUR amusement??

  27. Adit at | | Reply

    OYE guys, if it is a one time occurance its okay, if its many times its more than a coincidence. Write to the publisher directly at MIDDAY or the Editor, they are aware of copyright issues and plagarism issues.

  28. wrong at | | Reply

    I am not talking about the image source dear. I am talking of the content. Many things are obvious you say. Mid-day can say the same too, many things are obvious, great minds think alike and stuff like that. And you must very well know where you get the ideas from when you copy, i dont need to tell that.

    My problem is when you do it , you dont even allow the comment to get published, do you? and when mid-day creates it, you cry foul and its purely double standard.

    Before you point your fingers at others, look what you do first.

    I have nothign agaisnt you girls, i just want you girls to play a fair game.

    i dotn care if this comment goes thorugh, like most of mine never do, as long as you girls get the message, i am fine.

  29. AstralDust at | | Reply

    @ wrong, I think I can see why most of your comments never go through :) And when you accuse someone of plagiarism, give concrete examples, don’t level vague accusations like, “And you must very well know where you get the ideas from when you copy, i dont need to tell that.”

    This shows you are trying to confuse the other readers into thinking that you know something they don’t. Well, if you do know it, then say it. Give a few examples and we’ll take it from there. Otherwise, there are plenty of other websites for you to spout your pointless vennom at.

  30. Adit at | | Reply

    guys, chill, this happens all over the world….its not right, but not the end of the world…..think positive Obama has been elected, and its a new day and ….now things will look up for all of the world….:)

  31. Laila at | | Reply

    How disappointing! Is Mid-day a tabloid magazine? Surely they know direct plagarism isn’t okay? I mean that’s one thing teachers hound into your head from the age of 13.

    Anyhow you should write to them, I’m sure the head people in charge won’t let such a thing slide. Watch out for an apology in the “correction section” (if they have one?) in their next issue.

    I’m sorry to hear this happened to you all! Not Cool, but you do know what this means, right? Start your own publication!! :)

  32. k=kirthi at | | Reply

    i actually can’t understand ‘wrong’s’ english, to be honest..

  33. wrong at | | Reply

    well my comments never go through because i tell them when they copy, got it and they doesnt seem to like that for obvious reasons

    double standards big time. i have notin against them, but they too do that, and they never allow comments about plagiarism to go through, how will you poor girls ever know about that?

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