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Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:05 pm Post

I came across a woman complaining that the content, in particular a poem had been copied uncredited to another blog.

http://www.blogher.com/plagiarism-web-e ... rom=nethed

This is the blog concerned: http://mommyoutnumbered.blogspot.com/20 ... l#comments

Please look around and be amazed at the affrontery.

Reading further I discovered a service that will help.
http://www.copyscape.com/products.php

I hope this is of use to someone here. In particular I enjoyed the comments. The plagiarist has made no apology or justification.

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Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:34 am Post

I've used Google Alerts, myself. I remember once that it caught an article wrote for-hire and didn't have the rights to, so I alerted the editor, and she told me it was an authorized resell by them but thanked me for actually bothering to notice and say anything. (I was paid VERY well for that article, so I didn't mind. :mrgreen: )
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:55 am Post

Google Alerts is great. What I found hilarious and amazing is the number of blogs that pop up with apparent reviews of all the best writing software available, and then they have just copied and pasted the text from our links page and changed the first paragraph to say something like, "I am now going to review the writing software available." (That is, along with the fact that our links page ranks high on Google, was the main reason I ended up adding Scrivener to our own links page - I kept getting all my descriptions of the other programs copied and so Scrivener never used to end up in those plagiarised posts!)

But in my case, I'm happy for the theft because it's all exposure. The theft in the links above is pretty despicable.
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:15 am Post

The copy/paste wasteland of plagiarists without their own opinion is the reality of web 2.0.

Could've named it Wrap instead (Web crap) :roll:
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:57 am Post

Thequietone wrote:ot enough Vic K's or Fluff's were injured during the making of this epic public service announcement.
Y`re pushin` it pal...y`re pushin it!! And, the mousehound is a vindictive little bitch, so I watch my back if I was you
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:04 pm Post

I may need to update my sig. The real question is how many would need to be harmed to qualify as "enough"?
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:11 pm Post

vic-k wrote:nd, the mousehound is a vindictive little bitch, so I watch my back if I was you

Jaysen wrote:how many would need to be harmed to qualify as "enough"?
Please see above Mr Jaysen. :evil:
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:17 pm Post

Can a headless horseman see once he has misplaced his head?
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:29 pm Post

Confucius, he say: Smartarse ye not, the vindictive mousehound, lest ye be burdened under doubt, fear and regret.
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:16 pm Post

It boils down to this.

Some people innovate.


Most people duplicate.
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:25 pm Post

@tedrage RT The copy/paste wasteland of plagiarists without their own opinion is the reality of web 2.0. #web2
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Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:27 pm Post

The wasteland of plagiarists without their own opinion is the reality of the web.
Jaysen

I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:01 pm Post

Something like 99% of the content has been plagiarised. Right from the start it was a plagiarised blog.
Also the readers of such womens whingeblogs would read the originals.
Why did she continue. Why bother. Why not create a fantasy life and go on from there making it up.

She cannot convert the blog into fame and fortune as its pirated and the content veers from kids to sex and why men are rubbish but she still wants one.

I would like to know why.
But there again I should get out more.

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Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:55 pm Post

If I could filter out all the duplicated information on the internet I could probably download the whole internet onto a floppy.
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Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:07 pm Post

If I filter out information I could probably download the whole floppy.
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I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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