The Problem of Plagiarism - Updated 05/22/01

IT is Back! Two sources so far: members.tripod.com/ange_stories/index.htm and members.tripod.com/roy_dupuis_online/id39.htm

I know that my posting of the site addresses is a departure for me but frankly it is too close to Mother's Day to be pissing me off, so ...

I recommend that you file a protest with Tripod.com - they have "Report Abuse" forms.

Once again the evil beast from the land of No Talent has ransacked our boards. These stories have been positively identified as stolen. If you can identify any of the others, please contact me and I will add them to this page.

To my knowledge, the following stories are being claimed by these individuals, under a variety of aliases, as original work when they are, in fact, either slightly modified versions or direct copies of known LFN FanFiction.

(Some very easy to understand and well written questions regarding copyright issues can be located at http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html ((Thanks Cygnet))

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a new beginning

STORY STOLEN " is Phoenix's then-untitled story outline for a post-FLYF story. She is actually writing it as a proper story called Dancing on the Razor's Edge, but that title wasn't used when she posted (SB1, Nov 27, 2000) and it wasn't archived as it wasn't a complete story -- as identified by Phoenix

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burning dreams

STORY STOLEN this is Cynaera's "The Fire Still Burns" as identified by Cynaera

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dying of the soul

STORY STOLEN this is AngelBaby's "A Captive Soul" as identified by AngelBaby

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corrupted

STORY STOLEN this is AngelBaby's "Corrupted Views" as identified by AngelBaby

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kryptonite

STORY STOLEN this is Pathos' "Kryptonite"

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spark of life

STORY STOLEN this is Ghost and Shelly's "Spark"

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the art store

STORY STOLEN this is Sherry's "The Art Store" from the Covert Lovers List

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getting lost

STORY STOLEN from another Covert Lovers author ---------

not for you

STORY STOLEN this is Dana's "But Not For You"

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tears of blood

STORY STOLEN this is Kadyn's "Tears Never Dry"

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tragedy strikes

STORY STOLEN this is Aline's "Josephine"

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stealing a soul

STORY STOLEN this is Ghost's "Blood Kiss"

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fate accomplished

STORY STOLEN from Scorch's "A debt to fate" at the beginning
Jaron's "Destiny" in the middle
Abigail's "With all my heart : Nikita's story" at the end.

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last breath

STORY STOLEN - this is Shelly's Last Breath archived at LODM and La Femme Nikita Fan Fiction site.

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memories

STORY STOLEN - this is Deb's "Who'll stop the rain".

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savage dreams:

Savage dreams has made use of, without permission, an original character created by Lorraine and used in many of her stories in supporting roles, "Dr. Brian"

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surviving

STORY STOLEN - this is BetsyG's "The Wrong Side of the Sun"

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lost souls

STORY STOLEN - This is Scorch's "Shadowmind" and "Remember Tomorrow" scrunched together.

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love and sacrfice

STORY STOLEN - this is amw's "Finding the Way" Of note, amw challenged the plagiarist to a write off on the sequel of this story to let the reading public decide who the real author was and no response was received

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choosing life

STORY STOLEN - this is Key's "Eliese"

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revenge

Parts of Shrift's "Bring Me Home" are used without permission

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forgotten love

STORY STOLEN - this is Adriana's "A Love Once Forgotten"

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various articles which were originally translated and posted on Chloe's site

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There is the item called "Life Before Michael" an entirely original piece, written and researched by Viv, done especially for Chloe's site

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Two identified stolen "Bedtime Stories" are:

STORY STOLEN"The Pond" (by Fiver)
STORY STOLEN"Getting Lost" (by Jessie )

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destinaire

STORY STOLEN - this is 'Inescapable' by Phoenix

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enchantmented secrets

STORY STOLEN - this is Dana's "Enchantment"

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interlude

STORY STOLEN - this is Caro's Interlude

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distraction

STORY STOLEN - this is Angela's "Necessary Distraction"

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look to the horizon

STORY STOLEN - this is Katilina's "Horizons"

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reason to live

STORY STOLEN - this is "Black" by Landra

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not was

STORY STOLEN - this is Lorraine's "Not Was fantasy"

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price of a soul

STORY STOLEN - this is Lorraine's "Love will find a way"

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lost in grief

STORY STOLEN - this is Rita's "Composition of Grief," archived in the Hide Away ...

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goodbye my life

STORY STOLEN - this is Jaron's "Come Grow Old With Me"

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memories

STORY STOLEN - this is Britt's "Stride for Stride"

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photgraphs

STORY STOLEN - this is Gritkitty's "Photographs"

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it's time

STORY STOLEN - this is Ranma's "It's Time"

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infestation

STORY STOLEN - this is Lorraine's "Tick Season"

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As well as fraudlently awarded web designs and LFN achievement awards

Please contact me at ranma@cox.net if you find any other stories that have been stolen and are being improperly claimed

Click HERE for past plagiarism announcements.