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Buncha cheatin, thievin....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So I'm looking at the Big School athletic website... everyone in this state knows who they are -- TV darlings, Under Armour contract, athletic director makes announcements through her interweb partners first before the Big City News because they get paid.
    I notice a bunch of familar stories on their iHigh site.
    Someone, either at the school or at iHigh, has taken stories from the Big City News -- some by me -- cut and pasted them in their own template (bylines intact) and used it for content on that site without a link to the original story. While leaving the bylines intact is a minor salve, bottom line is these fine folks at Big School and iHigh are lifting content.
    Reason to be pissed?
  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. Probably best to politely point out their error and ask them to remedy it by linking to the original and/or not lifting the entire story. Keeping the bylines alone isn't enough, unless said writers are household names.

    If they persist, then bring the pain.
  3. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    They're violating the Big City News's copyright, and indirectly taking bread off your family's table, so yeah, you should be pissed. Hopefully your company gives a shit and tells them to cut it out or risk a lawsuit.
  4. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Get off her back! ;)

    Big School athletic director and I attended high school together. Of course, I'm the guy who nearly came to blows with her school's varsity cheerleading coach last December on the Plains.

    But yeah, reason to be pissed.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    iHigh was sent a cease and desist by the website management. They ceased quickly.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    You seem to get plagiarized a lot. ;)
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    He's that good.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    First guy who did it is in PMITA prison for three years.... never forget that, pal.....
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And this wasn't plagiarism. Bylines were left on; they just lifted the content.
  10. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    slappy is one angry dude. He should be honored Big School is lifting his stories.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes and yes.
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