Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs) wrote,

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I've been plagiarised!

I've always been under the impression that I wasn't likely to get plagiarised because my style is so distinctive that nobody would dare.

I was wrong. mommanerd found that her story "Stay Away From Randy" was appearing on a blog credited to "Spikes Fics" and posted about it. I took a look at the site, spotted a couple of things that I recognised as being well-known stories but that I couldn't immediately put an author to, and made a comment. amybnnyc then spotted "Sunnydale Passions" there and replied to my comment to inform me. I went back, found it at http://www.bloopdiary.com/viewentry.php?id=43796&num=50 - my first chapter, complete and unaltered, simply copied out with "Spike Fics" showing as the author. The author's notes were copied, too, except that the reference to the story being inspired by a comment on rahirah's LiveJournal was changed to replace rahirah with a generic "A friend" and the "LiveJournal comment" replaced with "I was having a conversation".

There is a Warning inserted - full of spelling mistakes and capitalisation errors!

A moment later I found my drabble "Prophecy Guy" at http://www.bloopdiary.com/viewentry.php?id=43796&num=51

They're not easy to spot, actually; for some reason those entries, and other items around the same time, use black text on a black background and I had to Select All to be able to see and read them. Presumably because they were copied and pasted from somewhere using black text and the thief forgot to change the text colour.

This site/blog, http://www.bloopdiary.com/viewfront.php?id=43796 , appears to be full of plagiarised fics stolen from numerous authors and icons by Mr Monkeybottoms that I strongly suspect were taken without permission. Maybe even hotlinked.

I've tried to e-mail this "Spike Fics", who also seems to use the name "SpikesBaby", but the blog is built so that only members who have logged in can send e-mails. I have, therefore, put up demands in her/his comments that the fics be removed.

I'll take it to stop_plagiarism if nothing happens as a result of that.

Why the F*** do people do that sort of thing? What's the point of getting praise and feedback for something that you didn't do?

Oh well, back to my Xander in Africa story - I haven't got time for this shit right now.

ETA: I've just found enigmatic_blue's "All My Heart This Night Rejoicing" there at http://www.bloopdiary.com/viewentry.php?id=43796&num=13 To add insult to injury, there is an "Author's Note" at the end of the first chapter saying "So what ya guys think??? Want more of this story or no?"
Tags: plagiarism
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