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16 October 2007 @ 12:33 am
Possible Plagiarist On The Loose  

The owner of the above blog, Tess, is posting C/O stories without authors' names attached. I am not sure if she is claiming the stories as her own but she has taken 7 of my stories already and my name is nowhere to be seen. I have commented to every post demanding she take the stories down. So far, no response.

There are other stories there that I am not familiar with. If anyone knows one of the authors, please notify them of this blog and the fact that their work is possibly being passed off as someone else's.

Thanks for your help.

froggumz: LizzyOMGfroggumz on October 16th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
What a twit. Contact the hosting company with information & proof that the pictures & stories are being used without permission & they will shut down the site. There isn't an American company out there that wants to take a chance with copyright infringement.
tulliolustulliolus on October 16th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
That could open up a real can of worms - remember, all fanfic and fanart is presumptively copyright infringement according to the letter of the law.

Of course, the host might be persuaded to shut down the site simply for featuring fanfic, but the fact that it's plagiarised isn't legally relevant.
tulliolus: defaulttulliolus on October 16th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
Now I think about it, the best thing to do would be to forge a nastygram from Wolf Films to the hosting company threatening to take legal action unless the site is nuked. Or persuade Dick Wolf's lawyers to send a real one whilst leaving the fanfic authors alone...
froggumzfroggumz on October 16th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Nobody is going to go after people who write fanfic, there just isn't enough time in the world. Hell, Star Trek often got entire plots from fans in the past.

The photos are the thing that really have the chance of getting the site shut down. She's claiming them, along with all of the writings, and they are not hers. Those do have legal copyrights attached to them. Yes, we all do things like posting photos & making icons in our blogs. It's also being hypocritical, but it's worth a shot if she doesn't remove them herself.
tulliolustulliolus on October 16th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
You're right, the photos are under copyright. I hadn't looked at the site so I just assumed they were fanart.

P.S. Cute cat pics!
tulliolus: flatirontulliolus on October 18th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Well, somebody did something, because the site is toast as I write this. A shiny lime from this Limey to whoever it was.

Say (he says, affecting nonchalance as he brings up his ulterior motive), can anyone point me in the direction of where to find that "winter smiles" pic of Casey and Olivia? I'd like to use it for this and I can't find a big enough version.
seftiri: Limer Goddessseftiri on October 18th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed that! hullywood_bound complained to the hosting company so I think she gets the credit. :)

As for the pic, I wish I knew! I got that icon from someone else. However, you could check with hullywood_bound's DN website. She might have it there.
tulliolustulliolus on October 18th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Ooh, a lead! How appropriate, since apparently I am a cop! Thanks for the pointer.
seftiri: VM Who's Your Daddy?seftiri on October 18th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
I saw that! Congrats! I always end up being Olivia because they don't have a Casey option. ::weeps::
tulliolustulliolus on October 18th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
> Congrats!

Thanks. It's not every day you make Captain, is it? LOL.

As for being Liv, that's gotta hurt: I mean, when a quiz tries to stuff you into the closet like that, it can't be comfy.
_melymbrosia_ on October 18th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Hi! You prolly don't even remember me, but I once commented on "The Awakening", which got me hooked on your writing. Last night I stayed up till about 5 reading your fics, and wanted to send you fan mail...but I have no idea where :-( May I add you to my friends list? My email is on my profile if you wanted to drop me a note.
seftiri: C/O Yay Noteseftiri on October 18th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
You may, indeed, add me to your friends list. May I add you to mine?
_melymbrosia_ on October 19th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Aw, please do! *hug*
_melymbrosia_ on October 19th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Sadly, my Livejournal has been dormant for over two years...but having such a prolific writer as you for a friend might just motivate me to resurrect it :-)
_melymbrosia_ on October 18th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Your gmail address was on one of your stories... I hope you don't mind my taking the liberty to send you fan mail!
seftiri: Casey Softballseftiri on October 18th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! I've received it and will answer it tomorrow. (I'm in the midst of some studying tonight.) Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely letter! :)
_melymbrosia_ on October 20th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to hearing from you. I've added you to my IM's as well -- I hope that's okay. If I get all my mounts of homework done this weekend, I may even resurrect my journal. You've inspired me to at least upload some new userpics (though they aren't very sophisticated)...