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A lovely reader on ff.net linked me to this site (and hey - a site I haven't seen before!) and alerted me that someone permanently borrowed my fic Draco: Phoenix Rising and claimed it for her own.  She even made cover art, of a sort.  *squints at it*

EDIT:  She took the fic down and deleted all the comments calling her out on her profile, but she's still active there so I'll be reporting her and keeping a CLOSE eye on her activities.  Her page:  http://www.wattpad.com/user/MissBlue336

The ORIGINAL cover banner art is so awesome I need to post it.  ISN'T IT PRETTY?

But I digress.  If you have an account at wattpad, would you mind report Miss Stealy McStealerpants?  Thanks!  I made screencaps to take it to [livejournal.com profile] stop_plagiarism.  Luckily, she didn't seem to have any other stories there.  For the curious, I originally posted this fic AS I WROTE IT, OMG, beginning in November 2006 when I was a fanfic noob.  *wipes nostalgic tear*  Linky:  http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/cheryl_dyson/DPR.html

ALSO, THERE ARE NOT MANY DAYS UNTIL THE AWESOME WEDDING OF [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl!!!!!

There is still time to submit stories, art, and well wishes at the SEKRIT wedding comm here:  [livejournal.com profile] wedding_eels

GO THERE NOW!  DO EEEEET!!!!  Also, hi!  I miss you guys!  I don't ship anyone on Teen Wolf. <--- lie of the decade

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A note from [profile] jordan_c_price regarding the plagiarism issue:

Thank you everyone for your righteous indignation. (Seriously. I'm not being a smartass.) It does make me feel better that there are other people in the world besides me going WTF?

It's hard to explain why this incident felt like such a violation, but she had this vid with a borrowed soundtrack, images appropriated from TV, the title AMONG THE LIVING (mine), the PsyCop concept (mine), and my lovely, catchy first line, somewhat adulterated so as not to sound too American, I suspect. Then the words "by Gwendolynflight."

I really hadn't expected that to hit me as hard as it did.

(And BTW I did a PsyCop trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2JqNXNoXgw with a soundtrack I created in garageband, artwork I created in photoshop, and some clip art I purchased -- so it's not necessary to cannibalize other peoples' creative works to make your own. And a hell of a lot more fun to know you made it all yourself.)

I keep turning this whole thing around in my head -- how is it creative to copy someone else's everything and call it your "fusion." And I can't understand it, no matter how I try.

Apparently she is a graduate student and a teacher, thus the circular logic and high-and-mighty language as if she can talk her way out of, "Damn, I'm busted and now everyone will see me for what I am."

*big squishy hugs to all of you*

Your support means so much to me. Thank you.


I want to add my thanks to everyone on my f-list, especially for directing me to the [livejournal.com profile] stop_plagiarism website.  Now, if only we can stop people from stealing ART as well!  *kicks the bloody thieves*


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You already know how much I love [profile] jordan_c_price 's Psycop series.  Well, someone in the Merlin fandom actually lifted her ENTIRE first Psycop book, changed the names, and pawned it off as an AU Merlin fanfic.

This was not a fanfiction she stole, but a PUBLISHED BOOK.

You can find the details here, plus some good advice from Jordan for all you original fic writers out there.  I realize that I misplaced a lot of my morality somewhere along the way, but how fucking low do you have to be in order to steal someone else's work and pawn it off as your own, accepting praise as though it were your own handiwork?  I don't even have words.

If you are in the Merlin fandom, please ostracize the thief in question.  It doesn't sound like she is remorseful enough to refrain from doing it again, so hopefully next time she can be forced to pay some damages rather than walk away with a few angry words thrown her way.

*enraged growl*

EDIT:  OMG, I am reading the Screencap on Jordan's LJ.  The comments are really just amazing.  Someone please destroy her.  Please?

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