Sunday, July 01, 2007

Blog plagiarism

IPBiz has previously noted how one Annie Kaszina in India plagiarized LBE's Edison as a Patent Troll, or Where is California Going in Stem Cell Research? .

Globalvoicesonline talks about blog plagiarism. The post begins:

Does a Creative Commons License help protect your blog from plagiarism? Is it a crime if a person from China copies your blog to overcome the so-called Great Firewall of China, trying to get some money along the way. How to protect yourself from web infringement?


Blogger Lawrence B. Ebert said...

On April 21, 2006, Lawrence B. Ebert posted on ezine the article titled Who Can You Believe In Academic Writing?, which included text about Lemley, in Patenting Nanotechnology, asserting that Gary Boone invented the integrated circuit.

On August 25, 2007, my small business blog [Sam Allcock] posted the article, without attribution to Lawrence B. Ebert.

On August 26, there was a link to the Allcock article at busihealth.

Ebert, Lawrence. "Who Can You Believe In Academic Writing?." EzineArticles 21 April 2006.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Lawrence B. Ebert said...

As a followup, the following comment was left at

in a thread about Google's PageRank:

A Google search on 2 September 2007 for the text --Who can you believe in academic writing?-- gave as the first returned result a page on, which was an article entitled "Who Can You Believe in Academic Writing?" appearing on "My Small Business Blog." [Sam Allock]There was no citation to any other person for authorship.

The article in fact was written by Lawrence B. Ebert and appeared first on on 21 April 2006. The original article was the 11th hit returned by Google.

10:33 AM  

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