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Re: Help, a plateful of plagiarism

If they give the source you can't really do anything, I'm afraid.
If not - talk to your lawyer.

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Andreas Johansson <andreasj@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> ) .  You even get an excerpt to whet your appetite for me.  The 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.  They'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?