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jamesshelley
jamesshelley
On being plagiarized jamesshelley.com
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patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@jamesshelley FWIW, I believe this is the same guy who was doing the same thing to me a few years back. This guy is serial plagiarizer.

jamesshelley
jamesshelley

@patrickrhone No kidding! I'm not sure what to do, other than try to get the attention of his audience to let them know he's a fraud. I feel like I'm just playing Whac-A-Mole across the internet now, and its exhausting twitter.com/jamesshel...

pimoore
pimoore

@jamesshelley @patrickrhone I’m sorry to read you’ve both had content stolen by this man. Like you said in your article, it’s the writers who sadly pay the price in time, frustration, and if they choose to pursue legal action, money. There needs to be a solution to this that doesn’t involve locking everything behind paywalls.

jamesshelley
jamesshelley

@pimoore @patrickrhone Thanks, Pete. I think it is interesting how the move towards exclusive content and paywalls might exacerbate plagiarism: it only becomes easier to plagiarize material it is not grounded back to public, canonical URLs. It is easier to steal and it is easier to republish.

jayeless
jayeless

@jamesshelley Oh man, how exhausting. I'm really sorry to hear how you've been targeted by this guy. I think you're onto something, too, when you say public, canonical URLs make it harder to get away with plagiarism. There should be some better way for writers to make income off their work.

jamesshelley
jamesshelley

@jayeless Thanks Jessica! Before this experience, I had never really thought about the vulnerability of "premium content" for being scrapped and resold as "premium content" somewhere else. Scary to think about how lucrative this "business" model this might be for fraudsters.