Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Good Heavens: A theft; there's been a theft!

Just when I thought it was safe to go online ....

Seems that zenunbound.com -- my previous haunt before poverty caused me to seek refuge at a free webspace -- has been taken over by alien forces.

On the face of it, that would be fine. I abandoned the registered name; others were made able to seize it and build on it if they paid for the registration.

Seems that a Danish fellow, name of Bruno Dillen, has built on the site, but he misrepresents himself, writing, that his renewed zenunbound.com will "continue the tradition of being the gathering point of most interesting buddhist blog posts around the web with this blog. So the faithful followers of Blogmandu will now hopefully find what they’re looking for here."

Sorry, Bruno, but you are not authorized to "renew" the old website and its blogs. Certainly, you can start your own thing, with scents and flavors of your own creation, but you are not being given permission to use "Blogmandu" and otherwise claim a continuation of my work. You're a pilferer is what you are, Bruno. For shame.

I am sorry that you have a creativity deficit, Bruno, but I will forcefully resist your effort to mislead people. People dislike stealers, Bruno, and the way you are doing things guarantees that your efforts will be reviled.

-- Tom Armstrong

5 comments:

Tom said...

it's worse than I thought! This Dillen creap has printed my "Last Samurai" review without permission, AND a review of "Plain and Simple" that was in the Armstrong Zen Unbound, which I am sure he didn't get the author's permission to use.

A horse thief, this guy, mad Bruno. Bruno the brute.

Sujatin said...

Cheeky blighter!

digitalzen said...

Doesn't even make sense. He titles it zenunbound, and says it's about Tibetan Buddhism. Un poseur.

Buddha said...

karma , karma, karma...
Don't loose sleep over it Tom.
The more he steals the poorer he is.
The more you give the richer you'll be.
Be loved!

Tom said...

Right you are, Buddha. I shouldn't sweat the small stuff.