Verbatim without attribution
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has this paragraph on its website under a section titled Teledensity: The key factor:
Mobile penetration is growing roughly at the rate of 1 million subscribers a month; China was doing this number in 1998. In 2002/3 China added more than 5 million subcribers a month ! India has the potential to take the same route, now that the licensing regime has stabilised after the umpteen fiascos of the last decade.[BSNL]
The entire article is attributed to BSNL’s Content Team and Intelligroup Asia Pvt Ltd, and is date-stamped 6/08/04 18:42:38, ie 6th August 2004.
Well, the entire paragraph came from The Acorn. It was published right here on this blog on 7th January 2004. They didn’t even bother to correct the inadvertant error in the punctuation (the space before the exclamation mark). While the folks at BSNL and Intelligroup are welcome to use material from this blog, they are required to attribute it to the source as per the Creative Commons attribution license. They did no such thing.
Intelligroup plans two more facilities in India
Intelligroup currently has two facilities in India and both of them are in Hyderabad.
The companyâ€™s total global headcount is 2,000 with around 1,400 being in India. It is expecting a year-on-year growth of 40 per cent in its workforce.
Besides, although the company’s major revenues at present come from abroad, it is planning to increase its presence in the Indian market as well.
â€œSo far, the pace of adoption of our services in the Indian market has been slow which might be attributed to the high price points of our services. But with there being a boom in the retail and the pharma sectors, we will be increasing our focus on the Indian market,â€ Prithviraj said, adding that they would be getting into partnerships with local vendors in India besides localising industry-specific templates for this purpose. [Business Standard, emphasis added]