I Have Been Swagger Jacked

The other day, one of my readers (also named Leon) brought my attention to a plagarist who has been stealing entire entries of mine. As many of you know, this is about the third or fourth time that I have caught someone plagarizing my jokes and antecdotes on life experiences, attempting to pass it off as his or her own. I have thus decided that I am going to spend every bit of my free time over the next few weeks writing a separate set of essays entitled The Art of Apathy, none of which will appear here on the blog. I fugure, if people like my jokes and stories enough to steal them, I may as well get paid for it!

In the meantime, it’s time to once again make a plagarist famous. The blog that is stealing my content is called Amooti’s Chronicles, but it could just as easily be named “Stories I Stole From ListenToLeon.net” or something along those lines. The craziest part is that this is an African blogger taking my stuff. I’ve heard of international diamond thieves, but international blog thieves?! How pathetic can you get?

Amooti, YourBooty, or whatever your real name is, I just want to know why you did it. Don’t you have some e-mail scams you should be sending out or something?* I’m sure you can find things to do with your time online more rewarding than stealing blogs. Read the news…Watch some porn…Illegally download some music.  Any of those activities are more socially acceptible than taking another man’s stories and claiming them as your own. That’s just…sad.

This is the letter that I sent to WordPress when I reported him:

One of my readers recently informed me that this individual has plagarized entire blog entries of mine. I will provide examples below.

My entry from September 8th, 2007:
http://listentoleon.net/index.php/2007/09/08/september-11-kanye-west-graduation-vs-50-cent-curtis/

His entry from October 5th, 2007:
http://amooti.wordpress.com/2007/10/05/graduation-vs-curtis/

My entry from September 20, 2007:
http://listentoleon.net/index.php/2007/09/20/crocs-are-the-ugliest-shoes-on-earth/

His entry from October 12, 2007:
http://amooti.wordpress.com/2007/10/12/crocs-are-the-ugliest-shoes-on-earth/

My entry from September 13, 2004:
http://listentoleon.net/index.php/2004/09/13/broke-as-hell/

His entry from October 8th, 2007:
http://amooti.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/broke-as-hell/

This blogger only has 10 entries, 8 of which were taken directly from my site. Please delete this person’s account, because this type of blatant plagarism is unacceptable.

I am looking forward to the resolution of this issue. Thanks in advance,

Leon

http://www.listentoleon.net

HustlemanL77@yahoo.com

 Hopefully, WordPress will get this person deleted swiftly, the way that Blogger did with my last plagarist. If possible, I’d like for each of you to write to WordPress and let them know about this, since your help last time brought a quick end to the madness.

*Note: In no way am I implying that all African people send out out e-mail scams. I love my brothers and sisters in Africa, and I hope to someday visit a few countries out there. That said, if this particular fellow is stealing blog entries, then sending out letters promising $12 million wired to your bank account is not too much of a stretch. While I’m at it, let me just say that if you are offered $12 million dollars and you have not

a.) just scored 4 touchdowns in the Super Bowl,

b.) committed a contract killing for the Mafia,

c.) sold your extremely successful business to Viacom, Microsoft, Yahoo or Google,

d.) had some other sort of amazing circumstance that pretty much NEVER happens to anyone else,

then it’s too good to be true. You just don’t get something for nothing. You’d be hard-pressed to find a stranger willing to give you $12, let alone $12 million! Hope that saved somebody out there from getting e-mail scammed from AmootiBooty or one of his associates.

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36 Responses to “I Have Been Swagger Jacked”

  1. Brandon 25. Oct, 2007 at 8:08 pm #

    Hot blog man, when people steal your stuff it means what you write is high quality.

  2. Leigh 25. Oct, 2007 at 8:39 pm #

    are u serious? i just went to the site what a loser….well imitation is the sincerest form of BS..lol

  3. aleis 25. Oct, 2007 at 8:50 pm #

    wow, how lame, how are people gonna steal someone else’s writing and take praise for it. That’s low, i hope wordpress shuts his ass down

  4. diva527 25. Oct, 2007 at 9:09 pm #

    I’ve been trying to leave messages on that fool’s page. But I can’t. He has also been stealing the other leon’s stuff. What’s the email address to email wordpress?

  5. Classyjojo 25. Oct, 2007 at 9:29 pm #

    WOW…it’s a damn shame when people stoop to stealing blogs…and SEVERAL of them!!! They probably went to Howard (pause)…lol.

  6. Jabari Talib 25. Oct, 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    Dude is ridiculous. I don’t understand why people think they can get away with this stuff. This same thing happened to Apex, the guy who produced “I Get Money” for 50. There was some dude who stole the beat from Apex and gave it to 50. He was even doing interviews on how me made the beat. Luckily Apex found out about it and justice was served. I hope you are able to resolve your issues as well.

  7. TQB 25. Oct, 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    “Don’t you have some e-mail scams you should be sending out or something?”

    LMAO!!!!! Don’t worry, next summer I’ll be in Ghana, so I’ll track his ass down for ya- How do you say “Break yo’self, fool” in AmootiBooy-ese?

  8. Leon 26. Oct, 2007 at 2:05 am #

    Dude, the least you could give me is a little link love for playing detective. I published a post on my experience with this Amooti person. Looks like he/she took down my Marion Jones post, but your entries are still up. DON’T F**K WITH A LEON!

  9. Hustleman 26. Oct, 2007 at 3:03 am #

    @ Leon, my bad bro. I put your link up there now! Thanks again.

    @ DCBlogs, thanks for the quote!

    @ TQB, I just designed a Ghana soccer jersey that my barber is going to sell in the shop. I’d love to actually visit the country one day.

    @ Jabari Talib, I hope so, too. Basically, the sorry sonofab*tch can’t write anything entertaining without me or Leon from http://www.mythoughtsonstuff.com (that’s 2 links now, Leon!)

    @ ClassyJojo, that’s hilarious

    @ Aleis, Diva and Leigh, I know, it’s pathetic. Once I am 100% sure of the proper channel to complain to, I am posting the link on here so that folks can flood WordPress with complaints so that the foolishness will come to an end.

    @ Brandon, thanks man. Yours is great too. I plan on putting you on the blogroll when I update later on.

    @ Ghillie, thanks for the link

  10. virgle kent 26. Oct, 2007 at 7:06 am #

    You’re nobody till somebody steals your shit… or hates on you

  11. bella 26. Oct, 2007 at 7:18 am #

    damn man! you must be totally flattered but pissed at the same time….but i don’t get why the dude would have to jack the posts…he should have let your swagger ebb slowly into him through the keyboard….let me explain…

    i have always been told that i tell good stories but i never had an avenue to channel them then i stumbled onto your blog and i have read it for over 2 years….in that time i came to realise that i too can just make fun of ish that happens to me and my friends….so i started my own blog….your swagger inspired that ish…

    i wish he would have gone that route…

    pamoja!!!

  12. bella 26. Oct, 2007 at 7:32 am #

    i thought the email scams were from your side of the world…i am african, kenyan to be exact and i get that ish all the time….

    amooti is from South Africa, i just peeped his blog…i will try to leave some nasty azz comments there in a second…

    pamoja!!!

  13. Passion 26. Oct, 2007 at 7:41 am #

    I mean how shytty of a life can you lead that you have to steal someone else’s. I mean really is this person locked in a damn basement some where, is this bamma in the witness relocation program reminiscing on the good times he used to have, I mean damn.

    Well look at it like this you must have moved from fries to shakes if folks are stealing your shyt.

  14. KraZy34th 26. Oct, 2007 at 9:53 am #

    Don’t let these posers get you mad Leon. You’ve got way too many fans for these assholes to get away with jacking your blogs. In any case, your going to be famous someday, so any and all fakers who cop off your blog and are getting away with it, will get found out anyways!

  15. reuben 26. Oct, 2007 at 10:01 am #

    how f—–g pathetic!

  16. Ms. SarKastic 26. Oct, 2007 at 10:33 am #

    i read that dudes blog and its ashame because its exactly the same as your stuff (with the exception of changing a few names) lmao do they even have a metro north in Abooty- ville Africa? leon your swagger is so offical you got dudes across the world stealing your ish! i would feel very important if i were you. dont let it get you down though im going to continue reading your ORIGINAL material in hopes of maybe one day experiencing the swagged out wang. lol…. ; )

  17. Kenrya 26. Oct, 2007 at 11:16 am #

    Looks like they pulled down the plagiarized pages you named, but his blog is still up: http://amooti.wordpress.com

  18. Ms. Butta 26. Oct, 2007 at 11:54 am #

    That’s what I was gonna say Kenrya. I tried to view tha blogs he stole but I coudn’t. Damn Leon, you big time now! You got folks stealing your blogs! LMAO

  19. Ms. Butta 26. Oct, 2007 at 11:57 am #

    OH, BTW, I went and posted a comment on one of his blogs that are left and asked him how much of a loser do you have to be to steal a blog…

  20. showtyme91977 26. Oct, 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    Man this fool (leon) took your stuff and is pimping hard on all your clever work across sea’s none the less.you should be pissed and upset but like my friend told me one evening when i was hanging out with her(lesbian) this dude was hitting on me hard & I was about to deliver a serious beat-down but then i would have had to fight all 2,000 of em so I just chilled like orange juice jone’s and contiued on my way so word of advice is do not anger the mother land- bro’s- when they come it’s with millions instead be flattered and keep pushing we all know ur the OG LEON! and when they find out this fool is stealing from u LEON.NET will be huge and out of control and his LUCK will run out like DUBE!

  21. leoninatl 26. Oct, 2007 at 7:31 pm #

    Another Leon here, and I co-sign the other Leon that said “Don’t Fuck with a Leon!” They don’t know who they fuckin with. I wishamuthafuckawould try and plagarize my site! They’ll get a Mississippi asswhoopin to end all asswhoopins!

    Shit, link this Leon too! People don’t understand the swaggerifficness that comes with our name!

  22. T 27. Oct, 2007 at 2:11 am #

    Off topic here, but first Ann Coulter and now Michelle Malkin ads!! Is there something you are subliminally trying to tell us here? :) Such a shame about Michelle Malkin, that such a hamburger would have such f’ed up views

  23. caroline 28. Oct, 2007 at 3:14 pm #

    LOL@ leoninatl’s “swaggerifficness”–i love the foolishness…

    but yea, dude was definitely wilding on stealing your material!

  24. Arjewtino 29. Oct, 2007 at 5:00 pm #

    Man, he didn’t even try to hide it. At least he could have given “his” posts a different URL.

    Glad you got people looking out for you. This is definitely happening too much.

  25. Abeeku 08. Nov, 2007 at 3:40 am #

    Hey Leon,

    I used to follow your stuff on the King mag site, (I even commented twice!) and stumbled on this site today, and man, you’ve got way too much talent for a little old blog. No offense to little old bloggers out there.I’ll even take the risk of fuelling your ego by saying that pretty soon, you’re gonna be too famous to returning almost every comment people put up!

    Enough of the praise. Sorry about the swagger-jacking-I just read the article about that South African who is so bored (in SA of all places) that he lifts entire articles from other people and passes them as his own. Not only does it make a lot of us (your African fans, and there are quite a number of us) feel bad, it makes us feel like giving him a beating so that just maybe, he’ll have something of his own to write about! You were pretty mature about the whole thing though.Props.

    Look on the bright side: it happens to pretty much everyone with undeniable talent. Besides, I’m Ghanaian myself, and trust me when I say that in SA….Look at the time! I got something I gotta attend to!Later…

  26. Erica 17. Jan, 2008 at 3:05 pm #

    I guess turning him in worked….. Page cannot be found. Good for you!!! That was some bullshit—but now you must KNOW you’re the shit, ’cause someone is trying to copy you.

    I feel you on the “Fuck you , PAY ME ” logic though—why not. If you’re going to steal my shit—”Where ithe cash at!!!!” Shi-iiit, people DO get paid to ghost write!

  27. Theodosia 05. Nov, 2008 at 9:02 pm #

    The people in such cases, said so – Avos will be alive, maybe pomrem.

  28. romonoeroetoko 08. Jul, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    Hm that sounds good but I would like to know more details.

  29. romonoeroetoko 15. Jul, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    Your news is a cool stuff man, keep it going.

  30. amenodimeno 31. Jul, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    That’s good man, keep it going.

  31. amenodimeno 05. Aug, 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    Good story for me but please more details.

  32. queroeropoo 06. Aug, 2009 at 7:22 pm #

    Good information to me.

  33. adamoerikom 19. Sep, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    Stunning blog and good article. High 5 for u man !

  34. adamusxyz 06. Jan, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    This is a very good stuff man. But you can be more specific next time. See ya !

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