Link of the Week – Plagiarism

So…plagiarism… It sucks on so many levels. Most in Romancelandia are very aware of the latest scandal—an “author” who has lifted whole paragraphs from other authors’ works, had them cobbled together, packaged into her “own” books and put up for sale on Amazon. And of course, once her dirty little secret was exposed, she blamed others and disappeared. Today’s link of the week will get you up to speed in what originally happened and what small ways we can help prevent this from happening.

Where it broke: Courtney Milan

http://www.courtneymilan.com/ramblings/2019/02/18/cristiane-serruya-is-a-copyright-infringer-a-plagiarist-and-an-idiot/

Nora Robert’s weigh-in

http://fallintothestory.com/not-a-rant-but-a-promise/

Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Perspective

https://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/so-weve-gotta-talk-about-this-plagiarism-thing/

 

Here is a link to a site that checks for plagiarism and helps prevent theft and fraud. I haven’t used them yet, but I plan to.

https://www.copyscape.com/

 

 

There is also Fakespot, which “will ensure you get the most up to date and relevant information to make your online shopping experience as safe and trustworthy as possible.” This will help in culling out the fake from real products.

https://www.fakespot.com/about

Sad that people continue to profit off of others’ blood, sweat and tears (lots of tears) to make a quick buck.

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