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Postby Ian on Wed May 23, 2007 2:11 pm

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Postby Ian on Wed May 23, 2007 2:21 pm

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Postby Wesociety on Wed May 23, 2007 2:25 pm

pla·gia·rism
/ˈpleɪdʒəˌrɪzəm, -dʒiəˌrɪz-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.
2. something used and represented in this manner.
[Origin: 1615–25; plagiar(y) + -ism]

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pla·gia·rist, noun
pla·gia·ris·tic, adjective
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Postby Ian on Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:51 pm

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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:59 am

They're off to a good start this week. They didn't bother to edit much of this one.

Original - http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6448241.html

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=20652
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Postby Ian on Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:14 pm

Not quite plagiarism, but cdrinfo borrowed the picture with Steve Jobs from AV Watch.

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=20663

Original - http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2007/0612/wwdc02.htm

Picture in question - http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2007 ... c02_00.jpg
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Postby LoneWolf on Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:16 am

So has anyone either contacted CDRInfo, or the people they're plagiarizing from?

I'm guessing CDRInfo probably couldn't give a care if contacted themselves, but I'd think that if the sites they infringed upon joined together, they could make life pretty difficult.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:11 pm

I don't know if websites could do anything. cdrinfo is located in greece and I dont' think websites in the US or Asia have much sway there. If they really wanted to hit em where it counts, they'd contact their advertisers.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:50 am

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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:49 pm

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Postby Wesociety on Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:01 am

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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:03 am

Sadly, they both borrowed it from here:

http://oto-online.com/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=44
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:56 am

Thanks, I wasn't sure about burn world...
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Postby Ian on Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:18 pm

After a few weeks of half hearted rewrites, they're back to straight up copying.

Theirs: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=20933

Original: http://www.reuters.com/article/technolo ... 9220070712
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Postby LoneWolf on Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:47 am

Would it even be okay if they just cited their sources?
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Postby Ian on Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:23 pm

Most reputable websites cite their sources and provide a link back to it. I've seen cdrinfo mention the source but they don't link back. They typically use most, if not all, of the original article anyway... which wouldn't really make a person want to click on a link if there is one.
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:33 am

These guys just don't get it.

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21106

They use the entire article and while they do quote the source, they don't provide a link back.
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:42 am

Ian wrote:These guys just don't get it.

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21106

They use the entire article and while they do quote the source, they don't provide a link back.

Yeah, that's pretty lame. Any visitor who doesn't know what Digitimes is has no idea where the source info comes from. Not to mention the fact that if you scrape an entire article, it is clearly copyright infringement...
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:27 am

They're definitely on a roll. Now they're copying entire articles from Canada.com.

Original - http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/fina ... b6&k=20857

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21131
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Postby Ian on Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:31 am

And another...

Original - http://cpilive.net/v3/inside.aspx?scr=n ... DLE%20EAST

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21126

They either don't give a shirt anymore (which is most likely the case) or they have someone new doing the news and he/she doesn't understand that you don't do this sort of thing.
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Postby Ian on Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:02 am

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Postby Ian on Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:27 pm

PC Magazine too!

Original - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2168349,00.asp

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21139

Anyone else find it ironic that they have an article on their website called Electronic plagiarism at schools is a blight on our society?
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:40 pm

DVD-Recordable.org is getting into it now too. They don't mention DigiTimes at all.

Theirs - http://www.dvd-recordable.org/Article3452.phtml
Original - http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20070813PD216.html
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:41 pm

Ian wrote:DVD-Recordable.org is getting into it now too. They don't mention DigiTimes at all.

Theirs - http://www.dvd-recordable.org/Article3452.phtml
Original - http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20070813PD216.html

DVD-Recordable.org has always been shady as well. I've seen them plagiarize on numerous occasions.
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