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 -
Is this plagiarism or not?
Have to profess an interest here: I write for this site sometimes. But when I see they've created yet another "Hot or Not" ripoff I begin to wonder... will this joke ever end?
posted by tobyslater
on Jan 9, 2001 -
Dark Angel is a rip-off of Heinlein's Friday,
which I completely agree with. Cameron has been successfully sued by Harlon Ellison before for blatantly ripping off his ideas. Then again the sci-fi word is a static world of either super-humans/machines/aliens/time-trave/alternate dimensions.
posted by skallas
on Oct 19, 2000 -
Breakin' dah law breakin' dah law!
The eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not plagiarize... The following was blatantly copypasty stolen. An Important Note Regarding Netiquette: Under no circumstances is credit on a "links" page a way of giving back to the creatives of the web: its an afterthought that limps pathetically around the back corners of your site, while our work brings the main pages to life.
So use the Web, but no linking!
Just WHAT PLANET
have these offended artists
been on since 1994? Why are they suddenly freaking out now
posted by ZachsMind
on Jul 18, 2000 -
secretly the same person, or is there some other reason (that escapes me) that his July 6th and her July 7th entries start out with exactly the same paragraph?
posted by lia
on Jul 9, 2000 -
Did I miss something? Okay, the bicicycle story that Barbelith
, and Kottke
have all blogged.. what is this? I must have missed some inner circle of childhood memory bonding?
posted by eyesandfists
on Jul 7, 2000 -
From Today's Suck.com,
comes the story of plagiaraism.org
, a service that checks papers against a huge database of online essays and automatically highlights stolen passages from internet essays, then quantifies the plagiaism by giving every paper an 'originality index.' This looks like a cool application of technology if it really works.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 11, 1999 -