Plagiarism is one of the fears authors face. If you have ever been plagiarized, how did you find out?
Clearly a thief, rather than an author?lisamaliga said:It's happened to me twice. Both times it concerned the same article I wrote.
Once I was doing a Google search & found out that a website was using my entire article minus my name. I contacted them via email and fax and there was no response. A few months later the site was gone.
A few months ago I bought an ebook as I wanted to see how it was formatted. Lo and behold I saw the same article and a recipe that they swiped from a dot gone site. I posted a review explaining the situation and the fact that the book was badly formatted. Clearly the "author" [no name was given] had a field day stealing stuff from various forums and dot gones.
Actually it makes it easier. You can actually search for material in all sorts of ways.Kathy Bennett said:I think the internet makes so many things hard to catch. Plagiarism being one of them.
It also makes it amazingly easy to spot and detect. And, once found out, spread the word on. Even Bob Dylan's plagiarism of lyrics was reported quick.Kathy Bennett said:I think the internet makes so many things hard to catch. Plagiarism being one of them.