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Re: what to do about plagiarizing

Slashdot usually does the trick.

On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Yves Bellefeuille wrote:

<CITE>Gerard Beekmans <glb@dds.nl> wrote:
<CITE>> I have strong suspicions and evidence that somebody used big parts of
<CITE>> the LFS-HOWTO I wrote on his website (to be more specific: almost that
<CITE>> entire website looks like almost a copy of the HOWTO in the key parts).
<CITE>> Naturally, the HOWTO mentions that the HOWTO is copyrighted under LDP
<CITE>> copyright & licence policies.
<CITE>> I've emailed this person about this and asked what is going on. In him
<CITE>> and I can't something out, is there anything that can be done about it?
<CITE>> I know the license allows redistribution and such, but I can't find
<CITE>> anything about plagiarizing. 
<CITE>I've faced something like this in the past: someone copied a FAQ I
<CITE>wrote, after removing all the information identifying me as the author.
<CITE>My feeling is that it's permitted, morally and legally, to copy and
<CITE>re-distribute FAQs, How-Tos, and similar documents, but that it's
<CITE>improper to remove the information identifying the author or to claim
<CITE>to have written them oneself.
<CITE>If someone copied your How-To on his WWW site, claiming or implying
<CITE>that he wrote it himself, I'd complain to him and to his ISP if
<CITE>Yves Bellefeuille <yan@storm.ca>, Ottawa, Canada
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