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#chetanblocks

Posted on: December 9, 2009

Some times in the evening of Dec 7 2009, Chetan Bhagath, Indian author threatened to block two people from his twitter account who doesn’t agreed with his point of view.
Chetan Bhagath was having a talk with a journalist on books and piracy, when he received some tweets which didn’t gel with him.

The outcome is he threatened to block two people from his account (I don’t know for sure, he actually blocked them or just told them that he will block them), creating massive surge of tweets related to this incident with the hashtag #chetanblocks.
This was a trending topic for at least few hours on twitter.

Personally I think, I can block anyone if I want to because Twitter is providing us the facility to block people.
Then what is wrong if he blocked two people from his account ?

How #chetanblocks Started

@chetan_bhagat: almost anyone who is reading my pirated books can afford the original. It hurts me a lot personally. Just sharing.

@chetan_bhagat: Piracy kills publishers, esp domestic literature. Gives incentive writers to move westwards. Don’t do it if you care for Indian creativity.

@chetan_bhagat: At a broader level, a society that doesn’t respect intellectual property never excels at innovation. See what kind of India u want.


Flyyoufools replies to above tweets :

@flyyoufools: @chetan_bhagat Tying everything to India’s progress today, aren’t we?

@chetan_bhagat: @flyyoufools well it is tied to progress. close ur eyes to it if u want to

@flyyoufools: @chetan_bhagat In a bad mood today, aren’t we? Let me guess: Royalty check came in?

@chetan_bhagat: @flyyoufools buddy, one more smart one and u r blocked. ok?

Joji Philip Replies to above tweets :

@jojiphilip: @chetan_bhagat Don’t blame the consumer. If he/she gets the product at a fifth of its cost, they have every right to pick it up.

@chetan_bhagat: @jojiphilip if i can access your bank account, i have the right to steal from it?

@jojiphilip: @chetan_bhagat Piracy happens only when there is huge gap between d market cost & buying it otherwise. Greedy publishers plz note!

@jojiphilip: @chetan_bhagat There is a nexus between cops, illegal printers & publishers who r responsible for piracy.Attack d system,not the consumer!

@chetan_bhagat: @jojiphilip nobody is greedy. if u cant afford it, dont buy it. do u steal cars if u cant afford them?

@jojiphilip: @chetan_bhagat No, i don’t steal cars, but if someone was offering me one for Rs 1000, i wud buy it. blame the guy who is offering me this.

@jojiphilip: @chetan_bhagat as a consumer i have done no wrong-i’ve paid the guy on the street corner my hard earned Rs 100 & i did not steal it from him.

@chetan_bhagat: @jojiphilip u have. ask a lawyer. and one more defense of illegal stuff and will block u. ok?

Finally.. these events started #chetanblocks hashtag.

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