Authors beware! My Poem "Laconical" plagiarized!

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 31st May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Two years back I posted my poem "Laconical" on Yahoo Answers and later on published the same poem here on Wikinut.



Now I find someone plagiarized this poem and posted on five different websites.

My Poem "Laconical" plagiarized!


Two years back I posted my poem "Laconical" on Yahoo Answers asking a question thus:
Please analyze & critique my poem: Laconical. Is it really worth? My Y!A username is bijja.

Now, to my surprise, I have found that this poem has been plagiarized by someone and got it posted at five different websites.

Image of the poem posted at Yahoo Answers

This is the image of the poem "Laconical" that I posted 2 years ago at Yahoo Answers, asking the readers to analyze & critique my poem.

Image of the poem posted at 'Worthy of Publishing'

On 25th August 2009, I also published the same poem with my pen-name as Ajjib on worthyofpublishing.com website. The Screen capture of the poem is shown in the above image.

Image of the chapter list at worthyofpublishing.com

You can see the chapter list dated 25 August 2009 at worthyofpublishing.com in the above screen capture.

I also published this poem on Wikinut website

I also published this poem on 9th April 2011 at Wikinut website and given above is the image of it as such.

Image of the Plagiarized post One



Plagiarized post One: On the website ashlysclothes.info, additional Title given as Skeletal Green.

Image of the Plagiarized post Two

Above image shows the plagiarized post at amazingsunglasses.info

Image of the Plagiarized post Three

Above image is the screen capture showing the plagiarized post at worldallbearings.com

Image of the Plagiarized post Four

Image showing the plagiarized post at howtobeatyourme.com

Image of the Plagiarized post Five

Screen shot of the plagiarized post at pursesetc9.info.

What I can do?

By publishing this information at Wikinut, it has been made public.

Also I will write to the owners of the above five Offending Websites where my poem has been plagiarized.

Then I want to report this plagiarism issue at reportplagiarismnow.com.

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author avatar johnnydod
27th Oct 2011 (#)

I am glad you published this link..
reportplagiarismnow.com
I hope you get this sorted Rathnashikamani

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Johnnydod, for moderating this page and the hope you've given me.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
27th Oct 2011 (#)

While copying may be a twisted kind of compliment, done without permission is an assaultive act. Like intelligence, scruples are not evenly distributed :-{

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Yea, there's this irony as a compliment as I also think, while the work is stolen, maybe because the thief was much charmed with my poem.

Thank you for the kind comments, David!

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author avatar Terry Trainor
4th Jan 2013 (#)

Read 'The Liars Pen' then read 'A Mothers Love' Then check all the other posts on The Mothers Love page. The results are startling.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
4th Jan 2013 (#)

I could find 'The Liar's Pen' but not 'A Mother's Love'

Please let me know the link to that page.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
27th Oct 2011 (#)

You write such beautiful poems. I am sorry this happened to you. You are so sincere and honest, you should not have to deal with it.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Hi lovely Ivyevelyn, thank you for the kind appreciation.

I really worked a bit too hard on this poem with a spiritual bent of mind.

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author avatar Vpaulose
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Dear Rathna,
I am really shocked to find such a crime. I am afraid how many of my articles are stolen this way. Please let me know how to find out such offences. It will be very useful for many like me. Thank you.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Dear sir,

I was shocked to see my poem plagiarized randomly at the first link on the Google search results, but I was doubly shocked to see it was done on five different websites.

Copyscape.com is one free website that helps you find the copies of your pages, but Google web search is the best in my opinion.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
27th Oct 2011 (#)

I'm amazed and disgusted by plagiarism. I can't understand it. And to plagiarise your poem times is unthinkable. They even have the same title, for heaven's sake. How can these people live with themselves. I hope that by publishing this page, you will get some compensation.
By the way, 'laconical' is a really fantastic poem. Really fantastic, sir.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you my friend Sheila, for the kind concern expressed in your comments.

I thought of compensation, but I don't know how should I proceed, and is it worth the effort?

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Sheila, many thanks for the compliments on my poem 'laconical'.

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author avatar Zach3000
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Suing them would be expensive and a lengthy process. If you publish anything online, then you have to accept the risk that someone else may plagiarize. If you can prove they made a good deal of money off of it, then it may be worth pursuing. Otherwise, you have to weigh the risks of publishing online at a pay-per-view site versus working online for an employer that will pay you a lump sum upfront, and then you don't ever have to worry about the future monetary benefits because you have already been compensated.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Zach3000, for the good advice.

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
27th Oct 2011 (#)

That is just disheartening! I'm sorry that this happened to you!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
27th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Rathnashikamani for this warning, it is a crime to see your beautiful art copied, it hurts and upsets us all...!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
7th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Randy Duckworth and Delicia Powers for the concern you've expressed.

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author avatar Retired
28th Oct 2011 (#)

What kind of person would do this? It's horrible. At the same time, David has a point--it's a strange kind of compliment. I'm sorry this happened to you and thank you for sharing--as it can happen to any of us and it is good to know the links you've shared. A bit scary how easy it is for people to steal on line. Hope this clears up soon. Namaste, rd

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author avatar Retired
28th Oct 2011 (#)

PS--nice poem! Bravo on your star.

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author avatar Buzz
28th Oct 2011 (#)

An article of mine "August 2 Armaggedon" was plagiarized a couple of months back. What I did was report it to Wikinut and confront the culprit on the comment portion of his page, and he seems to have vanished from the face of the earth.:)

I hope you get compensated, dear friend.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
28th Oct 2011 (#)

I am sorry that something this has happened to a wonderful poet like you...

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author avatar Zach3000
28th Oct 2011 (#)

I wrote an article in 2006 that had over 70,000 page views and later found out that someone took it and reposted it on another site under their name. I contacted them about it, but I don't think this person actually spoke English, but I chose not to waste any more time on it.

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author avatar Bets
29th Oct 2011 (#)

That should not happen to a poet. I would dare anyone to step on my toes as they have yours. I would like knowing the outcome with the offending 'webbers.' Please let us know what happens and if they have made ammends. Thank you for posting your experience here with us to know this really can and does happen. Good luck. Smiles, Bets : )

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author avatar Pat Anthony
29th Oct 2011 (#)

So sorry this happened to you. Nothing is safe. Many of us have probably had our words taken and may never learn of it.

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author avatar Maria Malone
30th Oct 2011 (#)

So sorry this had to happen to you... poetry comes from such a personal part deep within and which you want to share with others but it should never be stolen!

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author avatar Mayra Martinez
30th Oct 2011 (#)

What made you decide to look to see if it had been plagerized in the first place? Is this something we should all do from time to time? I wish there was a way to watermark posts.

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author avatar Carol
30th Oct 2011 (#)

I am so sorry your work was stolen and reposted by someone else.Thankyou for sharing with us.

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author avatar ppruel
1st Nov 2011 (#)

There are hundreds or even thousands of thieves across the Internet. I also encountered the same problem at triond. Of course, I did not quarrel the plagiarist. I even visited to his site where my article was published. I even wrote some comments said, "I know now who you are and for that thank you you love my article. You love of my being stupid. I wish for my next visit here - my article is already deleted." After one week his site was no longer available. It was totally closed. That is the reason why I always use my pen name for every article I published as one of the tags.

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author avatar Mayra Martinez
1st Nov 2011 (#)

Excellent idea, ppruel! I never thought of that!

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author avatar Celina
7th May 2013 (#)

There is a thin line that differentiates copyright and plagiarism, but copyright is a broader term as compared to plagiarism. You can do <a rel="dofollow" href="http://www.plagspotter.com/"> duplicate content check</a> with the help of plagiarism checker tool, but is there any tool that can help detecting copyright infringement in artwork?

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