So, today started well. Was on my way to a breakfast seminar when someone ran into the back of my car. I was stationary, waiting for the lights to change, and apparently she had her head in the clouds. Thankfully no one was hurt, and there doesn't appear to be any damage to either car - not even a scratch on my bumper - but it didn't half give me a shock.
Then I come home and find an e-mail informing that I've been plagiarised
. Yep. Someone took my story, Silence
(which was written in 2001 or 2002 - in any case, it was nominated for an SG Fan Award for Best Story in 2002
) and filed the numbers off, reposting it as a Torchwood fic.
I only read the first couple of paragraphs - I couldn't bear to read any more even though I'm not particularly precious - and it is literally a word for word copy/paste job from what I can see.
Just in case she deletes it now that I've posted, I've saved it to my hard drive and here's a comparison of the first few paras of the two:( My story )( Her story )
Yep. The bold bits were written by yours truly. And I have erred on the side of caution - the only things bolded should be direct lifts
. I haven't bolded anything that's paraphrased rather than word for word, even though in many cases there's very little difference.
Honestly. What's the point in ripping off someone else? Apart from anything else, every single complimentary comment must ring hollow and it's not like you can tell anyone who says they didn't like it that that's okay. You didn't bloody write it!
ETA: And, lo, she hath deleted her LJ. Because that's the sign of a clear conscience.
ETA2: But, lo, because I am an ex-archivist and therefore sneaky as a sneaky thing, I have the html page
and lots of lovely screencaps:http://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism1.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism2.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism3.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism4.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism5.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism6.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism7.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism8.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism9.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism10.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism11.jpghttp://www.alyse.info/plagiarism/plagiarism12.jpg
ETA3: From ljseek: the cached version of the post
and a list of places that linked to it