Malaysian Clones digg
Posted on 26th March, 2007
Perhaps in the spirit of ‘Malaysia Boleh’ a Malaysian has cloned the digg website. Cloning without permission from the original creator is one thing, but placing the Malaysian flag next to the digg logo is totally irresponsible.
It gives the impression that Malaysian in general is a bunch of thieves who couldn’t care less about stealing other people intellectual properties. They are basically ripping off the logo, entire layout and text from digg.com.
With AdSense ads all over the site, it isn’t too far fetch to assume that the main motivation for creating the site is probably to make money. The commenting system is filled with posts from anonymous spammers. Digg.com.my has been up since December 2006 and from the look of it, it doesn’t get that many visitors until it was recently dugg by the offical digg.com – ironic.
Apparently the site was created by someone called Arsyan. He is working for Josh Lim the guy behind advertlets.com. According to Josh, Arsyan created the digg clone before he joined them.
I think Kevin Rose, the original creator of digg.com, will let this one slips away unless it starts becoming one of digg’s real competitors – which will never happen.
Having too many copyright infringement issues associated to Josh Lim, directly or otherwise can’t be good for him.