ABC Australia reports
on plagiarism of Wikipedia by traditional media.
posted by jedro
on Oct 9, 2006 -
The secret lies in HBHG and DVC. According to news reports the Judge who recently ruled in the Da Vinci Code
plagiarism case has included his own code in his high court ruling
(PDF). At this time, no one seems to have decoded it all...
posted by tiamat
on Apr 26, 2006 -
Page 35 - a Da Vinci scholar finds himself the victim of a dastardly murder
(the fourth of his kind to do so). Before he dies, he leaves a message in his own blood on his own body for our hero to find, leading our protagonist (and his heroine, complete with "flashing green eyes" and cleverly hidden links to previously wronged goddess figures) on a quest to find an explosive secret that could shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Paintings, puzzles, keys that aren't keys, safe-deposit boxes in Zurich, stalking assassins and parchments that should be linen abound. Sound familiar? You bet
your sweet bippy
posted by obiwanwasabi
on May 3, 2005 -
is a movie of questionable legality released in India in the mid eighties. Perhaps it should have had a wider release since it has a great deal of humorous appeal for Western audiences. Check out this review
from Stomp Tokyo. I'm looking forward to a crossover when Indian Superman meets Indian Spider-Man
. via Sepia Mutiny
posted by rks404
on Aug 17, 2004 -
is a site where various ad prints are compared for resemblances, from odd coincidences to downright plagiarism. [in French]
posted by Masi
on Aug 11, 2004 -
"The problem with this book
is not that Jayson Blair told lies at the Times, but that his lies continue in this book. The book is a collection of patently ridiculous made-up fakery, with sexual escapades and other stuff that smacks of total fabrication. They are as absurd as the bogus positive reviews that Jayson slapped on a couple of days ago," an Amazon reviewer writes. After a grotesque publicity tour,
with fawning interviews by Katie, Larry
l and Chris,
war breaks out among average readers. Meanwhile, a new plagiarism
charge, about the book itself.
posted by Slagman
on Mar 12, 2004 -
A good amount of bloggers are outright thieves.
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs found that a vast amount of popular bloggers stole ideas, topics, and content from lesser-known weblogs without any sort of attribution or crediting. The researchers created a new ranking algorithm called iRank to track the source of new ideas and topics, which you can play around with here
posted by Darke
on Mar 5, 2004 -
An unattributed article on Google Bombing posted last month on the Web site of Glenn Beck, a radio talk show guy. Exhibit B:
An article on Google Bombing from 2001 on Uber.nu, attributed to Adam Mathes. Compare and contrast. It's possible Beck purchased the article for reprint, but the lack of attribution, either to Mathes
or So New Media
, suggests against it.
Assuming plagiarism, two questions:
After a decade of the existence of the Web, how is it that people still don't get the concept that content plagiarized from
the Web is easily discoverable, particularly when posted on
Honestly, now, is it really that hard to rewrite
Unrelated article on the Glenn Beck site: The Death of Shame
(via Oliver Willis
posted by jscalzi
on Jan 9, 2004 -
Comeuppance is served:
Blair Hornstine, the litigious valedictorian MeFi loves to hate, has been dropped from the Harvard class of '07 for her adventures in plagiarism. Quoting Nelson Munz here would be superfluous.
posted by serafinapekkala
on Jul 11, 2003 -
Helen Keller: A Living Lie?
A fascinating New Yorker piece by Cynthia Ozick that explores Helen Keller's writing career and all the questions of authenticity it raises. She was charged with being a "fraud, a puppet, a plagiarist" and she was defended by the likes of Mark Twain and Alexander Graham Bell. Ozick ultimately asks the question: "Do we know only what we see, or do we see what we somehow already know?"
posted by adrober
on Jun 17, 2003 -
Dev Articles is the latest in a line of thieves
who steal from free publications such as A List Apart
and Boxes and Arrows
to pilfer content and make a buck off of other folks' generous efforts. What is wrong with these folks? Dev Articles at least credits the authors (without letting them know... even that their stolen photo is up) but not the publication that provided the edits, formatting and forum to make the article real. And they make the advertising buck.
This month alone Nick Finck
has had to stop Morpheous
from their theft of 7
of his articles (and they claimed authorship!) What is wrong with people?
posted by christina
on Jan 20, 2003 -
Canadian novelist Yann Martel
, whose novel, Life of Pi
the 2002 Booker Prize
, has been accused of plagiarizing
Brazilian novelist Moacyr Scilar's 1981 novella, Max and the Cats
, which shares a similar premise. Martel freely admits
that the premise of Scilar's work, which he discovered via a half-remembered (and scathing) critique, inspired Life of Pi
, but he has not read it. The issue is whether a premise is intellectual property or whether such ideas are recycled all the time
. While this would ordinarily be a literary tempest, Canada and Brazil have had a shaky relationship over trade in recent years; this may not help the situation
posted by mcwetboy
on Nov 7, 2002 -
Stealing from the "real" President?
In a bit of a follow up to a thread
last week whereupon Bush joked that he'd only go into deficit spending if he hit the "budget trifecta" of war, recession and national emergency. Well, nobody could ever find proof that he'd said any such thing during the campaign. As it turns out, it's because it was Gore who said it. In related news, it turns out that Bush "borrowed" his June 24th Tough on Palestine
speech from Natan Sharansky, Israel's deputy prime minister, who published almost a word for word version
of the speech back on May 3rd.
posted by dejah420
on Jul 2, 2002 -
Doubling The Annoyance Factor: The Instantly Recyclable Column.
Spot the differences between Taki's High Life
column in this week's Spectator
and his Le Maitre column
in this week's New York Press
. Obviously, all columnists recycle their stuff, specially when they've been on the job for more than 25 years like this guy, but there's generally a time-lag and a modest attempt at hiding the self-plagiarism. No such bloody luck with Taki.[ To my mind, the most objectionable, reactionary, trumpet-blowing, futile, deeply annoying (but, alas, not unreadable...)columnist in the English-speaking world.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jun 30, 2002 -
Web Snatcher - when Web users go mad
Andrew Wiseman began investigating someone called Dave Van Staveren when he ripped off his 625 Television Room site and several other TV fan sites. What follows is a descent into absolute lunacy. Who is Van Staveren? What does he want?
posted by Summer
on May 17, 2002 -
Cute hyper-referenced spiel whose tech issues are more seriously discussed elsewhere - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/616339/posts?page=1 (which is itself probably a plagiarism)
posted by peacay
on Mar 21, 2002 -
Public shaming is in order.
It's bad enough to rip off a design. But this person ripped off BABY PICTURES from Hoopla
without credit, along with layouts, bits of text, and who-knows-what-else. Also compare: Leslie's
status. The "personal" part of personal publishing means you do it yourself. Argh.
posted by lucius
on Feb 28, 2002 -
All sorts of delicious ethical issues here: Slate's guide to buying a term paper online
. One of Slate's recommendations: "a smart but horribly lazy student could choose to put his effort into editing instead of researching and writing: Buy a mediocre paper that's done the legwork, then whip it into shape by improving the writing and adding some carefully chosen details." (Perhaps most revealing and disturbing aspect of the article is how the judges explain how they grade horrible papers -- an "utterly meaningless" essay earns a C- and another paper which deserves an F would earn the phrase "please come see me" because they don't dispense Fs at Columbia.)
posted by palegirl
on Dec 15, 2001 -
Bardolotry or Cheat Sheet?
I just clicked through from a TextAd to this "premier Shakespeare destination." I love finding reference sources available on the web, but this site strongly advertises its cheat-o-riffic functionality (more inside).
posted by BT
on Nov 9, 2001 -