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Nigeria's Blogosphere received a massive hit today when one of it's biggest entertainment blog Lindaikeji.blogspot.com was knocked offline.

The deletion of Linda's Blog by the free blog hosting service provided by Google - Blogger.com comes as a shock to many fans who do not know the terms & condition associated with using Blogger.com or the threats by one Mr Ayedee who claimed Linda Ikeji has used over 10,000 copyright images and stories over a 5 years without permission or authorization.

It seemed like empty threats, but shii got real when a class action was filed against the blog with proof!
No matter who you are, when someone calls you out on copyright infringement, google must investigate - who the original content creator is, dates content appeared online etc. So when linda's blog came under google's magnifying glass, she was obviously found wanting - Guilty of copyright infringement.

Linda Ikeji

Will Lindaikeji.blogspot.com Come back?
According to Blogger - "It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement... our response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we may notify the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that he or she can make a counter notification"

Linda apologised on twitter for website time out and said it will be back soon - I guess the counter notification is what she's hoping on.
She also shared the mobile version - lindaikeji.mobi which is just a collection of RSS Feed saved from the original site.

The blogging community and Ngbuzz forum are not taking sides on this one, we've supported Linda's success and even featured articles about her - Disciplinary actions are necessary but we can only hope and pray this matter is resolved and the Blog gets re-instated.

« Last Edit: October 09, 2014, 07:34 PM by Briggz5d »


Lindaikeji Blog gets restored by Google!
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 08:27 PM »
One can only imagine what it feels like to see what you've built for years turn to dust right before your eyes because someone decides to play God.

Linda got a taste of this but God was on her side and it seems LIB will live to die another day.
People are calling this - a publicity stunt, c'mon guys - It did cause a traffic surge to the her URL but it's not possible to take a Blogspot site off the Grid and bring it back.

Google Restored the suspended Blog, not sure what changes were made or posts deleted but we're glad it's back online.
One of the first post i saw was an offer for employment, Linda has decided not to do it alone anymore, hiring reporters and photographers.

It's expected that she will finally listen to advice and get some much needed branding done.
Welcome back LIB and Congrats on escaping Google's hammer


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