[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Help, a plateful of plagiarism

Selling (unattributed) WP articles in book format is a business model
that, depressingly enough, seems to have some success. I don't know
what you can do about it in legal terms, but writing an Amazon review
condemning the thing shouldn't hurt.

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 7:29 PM, K and T Dykes <ktdykes@arcor.de> wrote:
> I've just been looking at Amazon Books for Xmas present ideas (for me), and
> this led me to come across something called Cynodonts... published by Books
> Llc (
> http://www.amazon.de/Cynodonts-Eucynodontia-Oligokyphus-Tritylodontidae-Probelesodon/dp/1155343786/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291226159&sr=8-1
> ) . ÂYou even get an excerpt to whet your appetite for me. ÂThe writing
> style is pleasingly informal.
> "Among the first and most basal of the eucynodonts was Cynognathus. This
> wolf-sized predator had a nearly worldwide distribution. About 90% of its
> lower jaw was accounted for by a single tooth-bearing bone called the
> dentary. Its teeth were differentiated, which enabled them to perform
> several functions, including tearing and chewing. A crocodile tears at its
> prey, but it can't chew. It's an effective hunter, but a wasteful and messy
> eater. The ear of Cynognathus contained a solitary small bone for hearing,
> (the stapes)."
> It's also remarkably similar to my webpage content, and even more similar to
> the Wikipedia page which states it's largely derived from my page. ÂThey're
> even flinging in my jokes!
> I don't know what kind of help I might be asking for, seeing as I'm
> presently too flabbergasted by what I've just seen.
> Trevor
> Mesozoic eucynodonts, an internet directory
> http://home.arcor.de/ktdykes/meseucaz.htm

Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?