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What It Feels Like To Be Ripped Off – Internet Style

Above is a picture of a ghetto MP3 gadget called “VoSonic” is the correct name I think. I could be long. This was on NewEgg, but not any longer. After closer inspection, you can clearly tell it is a rip off of the Apple iPod 4G. Click wheel anyone?

Anyway, this post is not me ranting about the iPod clone, but about my own adventure. I thought I would never live this, but one of my tutorials on this blog was referenced in another forum, with no credit given to the writer, Versatile1.

The tutorial in question: [How To] PS2 game from torrent to DVD using DVD Decrypter

This tutorial shows you how you take a PS2 game from a torrent, and burn it correctly to a blank DVD using Nero.

Now I’m a large supporter of, and yesterday browsing the PS2 DVD backup session, I find this thread:

User “Liltam” had the nerve to basically copy and paste my words and my pictures into his post, with no sign of even giving credit to The Underground. (He even had the balls to edit some words out to make it not obvious). I’m partly happy and angry at the same time.

So what’s an author to do?


  • Watermark my images.
  • Rename the images so Liltam pictures are broken.
  • Extreme option: Fix the current tutorial to point to new pictures, but upload some pictures that would ban Liltam from the Afterdawn forum since his post will be redirecting to my original file names. Hehe, oh man would that be fun and evil at the same time!

What if I redirected all of “Liltam’s” PS2 pictures to the one below? Oh man, what a riot!


If I get at least 3 commentors egging me on to do it, I’ll do it! So what are you ready for? Let Versatile1 have his payback. 🙂