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Seroxat article – ‘plagiarism’

Posted by shutah on July 20, 2007

Plagiarism (from Latin plagiare “to kidnap”) is the practice of claiming, or implying, original authorship or incorporating material from someone else’s written or creative work, in whole or in part, into one’s own without adequate acknowledgement. Unlike cases of forgery, in which the authenticity of the writing, document, or some other kind of object, itself is in question, plagiarism is concerned with the issue of false attribution.

The author of http://www.widowedworldwide.com/ is guilty of the above!!  After MUCH research I wrote and posted an article on July 16 Seroxat – Medicinal Product Information  and he had the nerve to just copy and paste the entire article (including the heading) into his own ‘dubious’ blog!  without a bye or leave!   I say ‘dubious’ because he also advertises FIVE websites for the purchase of a variety of antidepressants (including Seroxat).  The ‘SCUMBAG’!!! 

I sent a reply to ‘his’ article asking him not to repeat the offence, and even challenged him to publish it indicating my disgust.  Guess what?  The weasle didn’t even have the courtesy to do that and just dismissed my admonishment out of hand!!  Well, he’s messing with the wrong person here, which is why I’m highlighting the issue. 

I don’t wish to be too churlish, but please, all bloggers, have the courtesy to  state where you obtain your information, or at the very least insert a link to the site/page it came from.  

‘Nuff said … for now!

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3 Responses to “Seroxat article – ‘plagiarism’”

  1. There’s not much point complaining about this unfortunately. The site you reference above is a spam blog. All its posts are sourced from other blogs. This is a bit of underhanded search engine optimisation (SEO) for the pharmacy websites that it links to. A quick bit of research shows it’s hosted in the Czech Republic and the domain was registered through a Russian company. In other words, it’s intentionally hosted in places where it won’t get shut down.

    So there’s nothing you can do about it and no reason to suspect that naming-and-shaming will have any effect. It’s not someone trying to claim your work as their own, so much as a criminal randomly using your work for nefarious purposes.

    This happens a lot. It’s just one of those things.

  2. truthman30 said

    Absolute Scumbag indeed…
    Some people are unreal.

  3. shutah said

    Hey, thanks for the support guys.

    Chimp … I realise that naming and shaming won’t prevent this type of thing happening … but boy oh boy … it made me feel a whole lot better by writing it down (although keeping the vocab clean was hard)!

    Cheers both!

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