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Web Stalkers
Chapter 6 -
Cyber Theft

Punishment for Plagiarists: Real World Case

Unfortunately, the Dean of the college was far more tolerant than the professor was, and he refused to allow the professor to pursue his complaint.  To this professor, it seems that the web thief was enabled by the lack of threat of consequences.

Plagiarism, intentional or not, is considered stealing and can expose one to serious liability.  In 2004, a noted author and publisher was reviewing a job interview book and discovered an entire page that he had written which had been stolen and published by one of the world’s largest publishers.  Fortunately for the publisher, he was also one of their authors and was familiar with their contract that holds the author solely responsible for ensuring that their content is their own work.

Victims of plagiarism are entitled to the following remedies:

  • To have the offending book recalled from distribution – This can cost the publisher over $100k, and the author is required to pay for it.

  • To receive an official published apology – The plagiarist must publicly admit their theft and acknowledge the rightful creator of the material.

  • Civil damages – In one case, the victim sued the author and received over a quarter of a million dollars.  The author lost his house and savings and was ruined by his act.

The above text is an excerpt from:

Web Stalkers
Protect yourself from Internet Criminals & Psychopaths
ISBN 0-97-45993-9-5

by Donald K. Burleson, Stephen Andert

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