Feb 28 2014

To The Person Who Cut & Pasted My Entire Post On Your Site…

Not cool.

You may have been motivated by the best of intentions… you may have intended to flatter me… you may have intended to reap the ad revenue from your site without doing the actual work.

I have no idea what your intentions were. I just know that you posted my entire post on your site. Under someone else’s name.

Let me know where to send the bill; I’m sure you intended to ask up front, but since you didn’t, I can only conclude that money is no object, and will charge accordingly.


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  1. 1

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, isn’t plagiarism a form of grovelling?

  2. 2

    “not verified”, you see. ‘cos verifying is SUCH hard work.

  3. 3
    Dominic Hind

    Looks like they are actually scraping the whole of FTB (and a number of other sites too but at least the others get a URL credit), if you follow the ‘Sources’ links at the bottom there are over 300 pages of list of FTB content.

  4. 4
    chigau (違う)

    This post is up at that site now.

  5. 5
    Taslima Nasreen

    : (

  6. 6
    chigau (違う)

    There is also a copy of Mano’s ‘Revolving door’ post.
    I bet there are more.

  7. 7

    They seem to have copied a lot of FTB posts

  8. 8

    hee hee. even this post is now up there. Infinite regress!! wow, man, my mind is blooooownnnn

  9. 9
    Andrew T.

    This site must have been “written” by a screen-scraping machine. Will anyone take responsibility for it at all?

  10. 10
    chigau (違う)

    The earliest one on their list is from November 2013.

  11. 11

    Well, gee. At least I know now it wasn’t done out of flattery.

  12. 12

    Now that you’ve called them out, you can probably expect a threatening letter from Charles Carreon.

  13. 13

    Good, that posted correctly. You wouldn’t have known it based on the preview!

  14. 14
    Pliny the in Between

    Well, if it really is run by the Antichrist, I doubt it’s gonna lose too much sleep over plagiarism.

  15. 15

    Your plagiarist calls himself Advocatus Diaboli – Devil’s Advocate. He’ll burn in Hell. At least the link to your “Reality beyond the material” is still intact.

    Isn’t “Thou shalt not steal” one of their commandments?

  16. 16
    Tsu Dho Nimh

    Well, if they are scraping FTB, they need to have a chat with Ed’s lawyers.

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