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May. 3rd, 2008

Plagiarism update

A return - briefly - to my previous post here.

The [info]stop_plagiarism post is here and has now been updated to reflect everything I could find in the comments, identifying and linking to the plagiarised fic.

The reason I'm posting again is that it's now clear that [info]wickedplotbunny has also lifted from SGA fic as well as SG-1, namely Forgiveness by [info]trialia. I don't know if anyone has alerted her yet - so I'm off to do that now - but it does mean that those on my flist who write and read in SG:A - and there are rather a lot of you ::g:: - might want to double check those stories that haven't been identified yet.

Also, I wanted to acknowledge that [info]aelfgyfu_mead was the one who first alerted me to my story being ripped off - I didn't want to out her without checking with her first :)

And now I'll shut up about it :)

Apr. 29th, 2008

And in other, completely unrelated news...

Okay, it's not unrelated. It is completely related to my previous post here.

The [info]stop_plagiarism post is here. In the comments to the post, [info]spiralleds has put together a list of all of the fics that [info]wickedplotbunny 'wrote' together with their correct attribution where it's known. However, there are still a number of fics where the correct author (and given how many fics she's ripped off, it's looking less and less likely that she's written anything herself) has yet to be identified.

If anyone thinks that they can help, could you go and have a poke around and see if you can recognise anything, please? Maybe pass the word on to people who wrote in SG-1 and may be at risk of having been plagiarised if you're so inclined?

Thank you!

How to know you've arrived in fandom...

So, today started well. Was on my way to a breakfast seminar when someone ran into the back of my car. I was stationary, waiting for the lights to change, and apparently she had her head in the clouds. Thankfully no one was hurt, and there doesn't appear to be any damage to either car - not even a scratch on my bumper - but it didn't half give me a shock.

Then I come home and find an e-mail informing that I've been plagiarised. Yep. Someone took my story, Silence (which was written in 2001 or 2002 - in any case, it was nominated for an SG Fan Award for Best Story in 2002) and filed the numbers off, reposting it as a Torchwood fic.

I only read the first couple of paragraphs - I couldn't bear to read any more even though I'm not particularly precious - and it is literally a word for word copy/paste job from what I can see.

Just in case she deletes it now that I've posted, I've saved it to my hard drive and here's a comparison of the first few paras of the two:

My story )

Her story )

Yep. The bold bits were written by yours truly. And I have erred on the side of caution - the only things bolded should be direct lifts. I haven't bolded anything that's paraphrased rather than word for word, even though in many cases there's very little difference.

Honestly. What's the point in ripping off someone else? Apart from anything else, every single complimentary comment must ring hollow and it's not like you can tell anyone who says they didn't like it that that's okay. You didn't bloody write it!

ETA: And, lo, she hath deleted her LJ. Because that's the sign of a clear conscience.

ETA2: But, lo, because I am an ex-archivist and therefore sneaky as a sneaky thing, I have the html page and lots of lovely screencaps:


ETA3: From ljseek: the cached version of the post and a list of places that linked to it.