15 July 2004

Ripped Off

So I'm writing this article on plagiarism. I just happen to pop over to Technorati to see if anyone's linking to CW for Teens. And I find something interesting: I've been plagiarized. Yup, that's one of my CW for Teens articles, word for word. I might never have found it if the person hadn't left the links intact. At least it gives me a personal example to use in my article.

4 comments:

Sue said...

That sucks! I hope you are going to do something about it.

Niko said...

I will if I can find an email (the link doesn't seem to work). I might have to leave a message in the comments instead. If nothing happens, then I can turn it over to About's legal department.

Sue said...

I left a comment the other day, after a very annoying "get-an-id-before-you-can-post" process. \\grin\\ She has ammended and at least put a link to where she found it. She (I'm assuming it's a she), said she didn't think anyone read the blog and it was just a note to herself.

Niko said...

It's a truism in writing (blog, creative, and thesis) that you should NEVER assume people aren't going to read what you've written. Especially online, where it's so easy (and so tempting) to google oneself.