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How #chetanblocks Started

December 7, 2009

Twitterverse is abuzz with #chetanblocks tag. Here’s how it started:

 Chetan’s first few tweets lamenting piracy of his books:

@chetan_bhagat: almost anyone who is reading my pirated books can afford the original. It hurts me a lot personally. Just sharing.about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck

@chetan_bhagat: Piracy kills publishers, esp domestic literature. Gives incentive writers to move westwards. Don’t do it if you care for Indian creativity.about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck

@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.about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck

 

Exchange of tweets between Chetan and Flyyoufools:

@flyyoufools: @chetan_bhagat Tying everything to India’s progress today, aren’t we?about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to chetan_bhagat

@chetan_bhagat: @flyyoufools well it is tied to progress. close ur eyes to it if u want toabout 3 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to flyyoufools

@flyyoufools: @chetan_bhagat In a bad mood today, aren’t we? Let me guess: Royalty check came in?about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to chetan_bhagat

@chetan_bhagat: @flyyoufools buddy, one more smart one and u r blocked. ok?about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to flyyoufools

 

Exchange of tweets between Chetan and Joji Philip

@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.about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck

@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..about 4 hours ago from web in reply to chetan_bhagat

@chetan_bhagat: @jojiphilip if i can access your bank account, i have the right to steal from it?about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to jojiphilip

@jojiphilip: @chetan_bhagat Piracy happens only when there is huge gap between d market cost & buying it otherwise. Greedy publishers plz note!about 4 hours ago from web in reply to chetan_bhagat

@jojiphilip: @chetan_bhagat There is a nexus between cops, illegal printers & publishers who r responsible for piracy.Attack d system,not the consumer!about 4 hours ago from web in reply to chetan_bhagat

@chetan_bhagat: @jojiphilip nobody is greedy. if u cant afford it, dont buy it. do u steal cars if u cant afford them?about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to jojiphilip

@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 thisabout 4 hours ago from web in reply to chetan_bhagat

@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 himabout 3 hours ago from web in reply to chetan_bhagat

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

 

This has triggered a barrage of tweets ridiculing Chetan Bhagat for blocking his readers. Click #chetanblocks to see all of them.

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