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Postby Ian on Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:40 pm

Still at it..

Original - http://www.computerworld.com/action/art ... c=hm_topic

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21171

If you read the small print at Computerworld, it says "This article is reprinted by permission from Reuters.com". Does cdrinfo have permission? I doubt it.
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:46 am

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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:43 pm

They took a week off but they're back at it today.

Original - http://www.reuters.com/article/technolo ... 22&sp=true

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21295
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:43 pm

My lord, why don't they just give credit to the original source. Is it that f-ing difficult?
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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:25 pm

Well, that would at least be the first step. They'd have to stop copying the entire article as well.
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Postby SithTracy on Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:47 pm

I think it is just plain laziness and I am a mod over there... but I am not here to defend them; I really don't know them at all. It's just my opinion.... And I have no problem with this thread. I read it and wonder why myself. Nothing I can do about it... I'm just a forum dweller.
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Postby Ian on Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:26 pm

Maybe they're too busy selling used cars? :P

Yet another one today..

Original - http://www.reuters.com/article/technolo ... 7620070905

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21322
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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:37 pm

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Postby SkaarjMaster on Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:05 pm

I used to be the admin of a web site:
http://insite.beyondunreal.com

...and I think the way we did stuff similar to that (the correct way I believe) was to quote a few things from the article, post a link to the article and then give our interpretation of it. I think to post the whole article is kinda lame, especially without giving credit for it or a link to it.
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Postby Ian on Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:26 pm

I wasn't going to bring this up but since dailytech.com and blu-ray.com have both linked to it.. here we go.

Original - http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20070918/bdr.htm

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21422

I gotta give them credit for doing a great job of translating the original article and cleaning it up, but when it comes down to it, the paragraph structure and content is essentially the same.
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:03 am

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Postby Ian on Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:17 am

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Postby Ian on Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:07 pm

I'm starting to think that these guys aren't able to write their own news posts. Maybe they don't understand english? #-o

Original - http://www.reuters.com/article/technolo ... 2420071003

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21533
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Postby Ian on Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:10 pm

Also, if you look at their Nero 8 preview, they're burning music that was obviously downloaded. Crappy music too.
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:31 am

Now they're borrowing content from Wikipedia.

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21547

A few key examples..

Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) is an optical disc technology which would hold up to 3.9TB of information


Taken from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc

Holographic storage is a technology that can store information at high density inside photopolymers. Current storage techniques such as DVD use multiple layers to store information on the volume.


Taken from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_memory
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Postby Justin42 on Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:22 pm

Well, with Wikipedia's stellar reputation, it's possible that the plagiarism is going either way. ;)
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Postby Ian on Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:46 pm

lol.. good point.
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:01 am

I guess Reuters doesn't really care if you rip off their content.

Original -http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN0526033820071005

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21561

Original -
http://www.reuters.com/article/innovati ... 6520071005

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21562
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:35 pm

I love how they can take bits and pieces from other websites and put together an article that looks like their own. Latest example:

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=21745

It looks like a great article until you realize that a lot of the content is taken word for word from other places.

A couple of examples:

http://www.emedialive.com/Articles/Read ... leID=11397

In specific terms, the BD-ROM AV format (used by commercial movies) defines separate BD-Video and BD-Live profiles, each outlining several advanced capabilities that must be supported in their respective conforming players and software. These include local (persistent) storage, Virtual File System (VFS), picture-in-picture (PiP), audio mixing (secondary audio) and Internet connection through a network (see chart).


and

http://www.ultimateavmag.com/features/907bdint/

...that hasn't been a seamless experience. BD discs with BD-J features such as the "Liar's Dice" game on Pirates of the Caribbean are notorious for taking as long as 2-3 minutes just to boot up on some standalone players..
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:19 pm

It's been awhile since I had time to check one of their articles. It appears that they're still at it. They added a few lines at the end and did a few edits, but its still a blatant rip off.

Original - http://news.softpedia.com/news/Toshiba- ... 3687.shtml

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=22066
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:43 pm

They must not have felt like rewriting ZDNet's blog post today. It's almost word for word.

Original - http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6231443.html

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=22558

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Postby Ian on Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:48 am

They're still at it. These articles are essentially the same, minus the quotes from various people.

Original - http://features.us.reuters.com/techlife ... 63567.html
Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=22939
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Postby Ian on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:11 am

Bah.. they're ripping off The Hollywood Reporter too.

Original - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/con ... 447f0d00b6

Theirs - http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/De ... wsId=22933
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Postby Ian on Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:01 pm

Yay.. now I have a website borrowing my news posts. Not word for word mind you, but close enough that I notice.
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Postby SithTracy on Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:16 pm

CDRinfo seems to be a sinking ship... Basically the forums there are spam bait and myself and the other active mod there voiced concerns in the mod area... seems they fell on deaf ears. I suggested they pack it in. I spend more time in other forums anymore. That was once a decent place to dwell, but anymore it just plain sucks.
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