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Re: Help, a plateful of plagiarism

Heinrich, that can't be true.  I can't just copy and paste the text of
a Greg Paul book, call it a new Mike Taylor book, and mention in the
acknowledgements that this is what I've done.  If I were in Trevor's
position, my first action would be to contact the publisher.  Or, if I
had a lot of money lying around, maybe to talk to a lawyer.

On 1 December 2010 18:37, Heinrich Mallison
<heinrich.mallison@googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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?