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sprite
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:16:44 PM

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For those interested, Both Dancing_Doll and i have had stories stolen by the linked person...

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3066522/

Dolls is the full moon rave story, mine is the object of obsession. we are both attempting to have this member banned and the stories taken down. This person even stole Doll's bio word for word. feel free to go and review either of them and point out there were plagurized. I am fairly sure you don't even need to sign up to do it, just put in a review. thank you for your help.

xoxo
sprite.
Dancing_Doll
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:39:42 PM

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Location: In your dirty fantasies
I think I almost feel more violated about the stolen bio for some reason. Feels like someone was impersonating me... and the worst part... linking me to stolen Twilight-esque stories. Gaak!

I sort of laughed that they changed the 'green-eyed blonde' to 'blue-eyed blonde'... I guess that was their attempt to be original?

This person's entire portfolio was stolen. Someone else on the site contacted me that she had stolen their story as well but so far it doesn't seem that much is being done about it.

Thanks to anyone who can help put the pressure on to nuke this plagiarizing parasite.

It's kind of a surreal adrenaline jump when this kind of thing happens. Okay, I will now return to my violent cyber-murder fantasies.

Ashleigh XO




sprite
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:48:44 PM

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Look at it this way, Doll. Everyone wants to be you, cause you're just that wonderful. that said, there's only one you. I think i'm actually more pissed off about your bio than my story, too. that said, yeah, i feel kind of violated. this is my first time at having to deal with this. it's not a good feeling. righteous anger mixed with a deep down, in the pit of my stomach, nausea, and my weekend was going so well... :p
MistressS
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:12:52 PM

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I can't believe that person has done this, let alone gotten away with it before it seems, from comments on the other stories they claim as theirs, you have my full support in bringing this person to justice.
nicola
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:28:47 PM

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Hi Ashleigh,

I hope you received my pm about this.

If you'd like me to personally approach the owner, after you've touched base with them, please drop me a line. I am more than happy to help out. The same goes for any other author here. I have successfully had stories and profiles removed from other sites. The majority of web site owners will be totally innocent in it all, and more than happy to remove the offending member immediately.

I've heard there are low-lifes stealing stories and making out they wrote it, but trying to steal someone's identity too? That's really low. They must have seen how popular you are here, and wanted to try and emulate your popularity elsewhere. Flattering, and pathetic, all rolled into one.

Nicola
Magical_felix
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:42:37 PM

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I don't know much about programming. But I wonder if there was a way to somehow make it so when people copy a story it gets jumbled up when it's pasted. I've seen that before. At least that might discourage the lazier plagiarizers from doing it. It's a bitch to have to retype the entire story. It kind of sucks because I'm sure most authors on here can copy and past the first few paragraphs of their stories into a google search and you will find them posted on other sites.



Kim
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:16:36 PM

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Hey guys! Apparently this person is a twilight junkie. They stole my story "the seduction of Alexis". I placed a review on it as well. She seems to be ignoring me.
Buz
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:37:42 PM

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Joined: 3/2/2011
Posts: 5,156
Location: Atlanta, United States
I followed the link and saw that this person had stolen several stories and put them on that site. I sent their site a complaint too. And placed a review saying that the stories were stolen (whether or not they let that get posted I don't know.) That site is not a very good one.

I have written a new poem. It is called 'Long Twisty Woman.'
You can read it at: http://www.lushstories.com/stories/erotic-poems/long-twisty-woman.aspxx
Also, if you wish, check out my co-authored a story with the wonderful DanielleX. It is called 'Focus on Sex.'
You can read it at: http://www.lushstories.com/stories/quickie-sex/focused-on-sex-1.aspx

Buz
Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:44:03 PM

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The plagiarizer is Blondie 18076 at fanfiction.com. You can send an email to complain about her stealing stories to: reportabuse@fanfiction.com

I hope my fellow Lushies overwhelm them with complaints!!!! Give 'em hell!

I have written a new poem. It is called 'Long Twisty Woman.'
You can read it at: http://www.lushstories.com/stories/erotic-poems/long-twisty-woman.aspxx
Also, if you wish, check out my co-authored a story with the wonderful DanielleX. It is called 'Focus on Sex.'
You can read it at: http://www.lushstories.com/stories/quickie-sex/focused-on-sex-1.aspx

Makavelli
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:06:28 AM

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THIS SHIT IS CRAZY! MOTHERFUCKERS ARE STEALING STORIES AND IDENTITIES. THAT IS SO LAME!
Fugly
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:21:06 AM

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Big Hugs to sprite (I hope the bitch didn't spoil your b'day! cussing ) and DD

Love the reviews! Keep it up.

I just hope she is not a member of Lush, considering the 5 stories (maybe more) and the bio came from here and the dates of her submitting them at fanfiction are different.
nicola
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:58:34 AM

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Location: Sydney, Australia
If you get no joy from the report abuse link, which is usually a hotline to the top or near there, then try writing to the site owner:

Registrant:
FictionPress LLC
2107-D W. Commonwealth Ave #448
Alhambra, California 91803
United States
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: FANFICTION.NET
Created on: 17-Sep-98
Expires on: 16-Sep-13
Last Updated on: 08-Mar-11
Administrative Contact:
LLC, FictionPress info@fictionpress.com

As I've said to a few people privately now, I wouldn't feel any animosity to fanfiction.net over this, they have to assume that stories / profiles etc, are legitimate, as we do. Once they are made aware though, they should act swiftly, and remove the offending accounts.

Anyone who has issues like this, should contact the site in question directly. Provide proof if possible, so the site owner has something to go on. If you need me to intervene, you know where I am icon_smile
DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:21:25 AM

Rank: Purveyor of Poetry & Porn

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nicola wrote:

As I've said to a few people privately now, I wouldn't feel any animosity to fanfiction.net over this, they have to assume that stories / profiles etc, are legitimate, as we do. Once they are made aware though, they should act swiftly, and remove the offending accounts.


Site owners are generally very receptive to this sort of thing...they don't want their sites to be known as hotbeds of plagiarism...not good for business...

I've seen this sort of thing before, and the site owners have been very nice...something tells me I'll probably see it again...


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Just-SJ
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:06:11 AM

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Good luck on getting justice. A story of mine, Flaws of Beauty was stolen and posted on fanfic last year and though I reported twice, nothing happened. See? Still there!

Having said that, I'm going to report again.

What's worse, is she took my story and turned it into a frickin Hannah Montanna fanfiction. That's beyond cruel.

I agree FanFic have to take people at their word, but why aren't they doing anything when plagiarism is reported, along with proof? When I submitted my report, I linked back to my original posting of the story on another erotica site, along with the date etc etc of posting. Nothing. Not even an acknowledgement. That's when I get grumpy!



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nicola
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:54:02 AM

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That doesn't bode well Just-SJ.

Looking at their whois information, they are part of a massive network of around 500 sites. One could guess their morals may have gone out the window if they are ignoring these kind of reports. Not a good sign at all.



Mistress_of_words
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:46:18 AM

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That sucks DD, Sprite. I saw this post and decided to have a little check up on what my stories have been up to behind my back and lo and behold, Bad Girl crops up on a site called XHamster - http://xhamster.com/user/mikey_jones/posts/34213.html

The dude even has comments!

I've contacted the site, they have processes set up to invite people to report copyright infringements, so I'm optimistic. I'll let you know how I get on.

Good luck with the fanfic site.

EDIT - finished the search and found another three of my stories on a total of four more sites. Hmm, think I may be at this emailing for a while!

nicola
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:53:17 AM

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This thread I started a few years ago, touched upon copyright and protecting your work: http://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst6165_Copyright-Law-and-protecting-your-work.aspx

Copyscape is a good free service which allows you to easily search the web to see where else your work has been posted, by you or otherwise.

Another way I track stolen material, is taking a unique sentence from a story (something with a name / place / unusual description) and put it in quotes, then feed it to google.

Once you have found your work on other sites, go straight to the top, contact anyone and everyone there, demanding your work is taken down - provided you want it to be! Sometimes the source is fully acknowledged, and it's beneficial. Other times, like D-D's case, they have ripped off her identity as well as work.

You should always touch base with site owners directly initially, being the owner of the copyright, you are the most likely person who has readily available proof that you own the written works. Forget about reasoning with the thief!
budwilliams
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:54:14 AM

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Dancing_Doll
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:34:46 AM

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It looks like the stories have now been pulled, but my stolen bio is still up. crybaby

I'm surprised they haven't just outright banned this person rather than just pulling the stories. I don't even know if I have any real copyright claim over someone taking my bio/identity. Every time I see it coupled with that skanky blonde avatar pic they used it just makes me want to hurl.

Like some of the other Lushies, I did some searches on my other stories and found them on various sites. One allowed me to put in a formal legal copyright violation claim with Google. We'll see how that goes.

And Budwilliams, you are right. I clicked on a link on Fanfic and it crashed my computer.


MistressS
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:51:09 AM

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I just quickly checked the site, it appears all 10 of the offenders stories have been removed, however the profile it's self is still up and DD's bio is still up there
DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:02:51 AM

Rank: Purveyor of Poetry & Porn

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Location: Right here on Lush Stories...
nicola wrote:


Another way I track stolen material, is taking a unique sentence from a story (something with a name / place / unusual description) and put it in quotes, then feed it to google.



If you have Google Chrome, it's actually very easy...just highlight a couple of sentences, and right click, and it gives you the option to search Google...

I can see this could keep me busy all day...I started with my second story "Morning In The Park" and found it on some porn site...
http://stories.pornlinks4u.net/2011/07/morning-in-the-park/

Note that is says the author has "published 2564 articles so far"

Do you think there might be a couple more stolen stories here?

Yeah, have fun with this one...if someone's not actually selling something of mine, I'm not sure it's even going to be worth it...


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DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:06:20 AM

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Here's my story "Morning In The Park" on a site called Kinkysex.com...

And note that the author is "admin"....
http://kinkysex24.com/user/admin/news/page/26/

I'm sure I'm going to have a heck of a lot of luck with that site...


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WellMadeMale
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:06:25 AM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
And Budwilliams, you are right. I clicked on a link on Fanfic and it crashed my computer.


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Mistress_of_words
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:07:45 AM

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Found a bunch of Lush stories on this site - http://www.hot-personals.com/

Not just mine but several writers. I have asked them to take mine down, I'll let you know how it goes.

DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:13:08 AM

Rank: Purveyor of Poetry & Porn

Joined: 10/19/2009
Posts: 5,719
Location: Right here on Lush Stories...
Btw, there is a site called AskJolene.com which is apparently using people's stories but giving credit to the author...

I mentioned it, because I just my story "Morning In The Park" listed there too...it shows the first paragraph, and then when you click to read the rest of the story, it links to my story on another site where I'm still Exakta66...

Very strange, that one...


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Simonize
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:16:08 AM

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I found a couple sites with references to my stories, but had links bringing them to lush.

Ehhhhh, What's up Doc?
nicola
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:56:29 PM

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D_D - you should ask for your profile to be removed totally (again), if they don't comply, please let me know. Drop words like "identity theft" and "Illegal" in there, that usually gets web site owners moving.

A note on searching for your stories. Some smaller sites and blogs in particular, take our RSS feeds, and use them as posts. They are not stealing your work, merely putting a snippet of the story on their site, and it should give a link back to your full story page, unless they are up to no good. That actually benefits authors as you will get greater exposure. It's not story theft as such.

Please note, you guys should contact site owners directly as a first course of action. Only if you get no luck with having your work removed, then contact me. I am extremely pressed for time running this site as it is, so please only contact me when you have exhausted all other avenues. I know how rife it is on the web for content to be plagiarised, I could seriously spend every minute of the day sending out messages to site owners.
TracyAmes
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:02:18 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
It looks like the stories have now been pulled, but my stolen bio is still up. crybaby


Ash, I've summoned the legions of darkness. Someone has lifted my gf's published work. We're on it...AGAIN!! director

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LadySharon
Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:07:00 PM

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I haven't seen any of my stories plagiarized yet, but I could be wrong. I'm just so busy these days that I need a minion to do the checking for me.

I don't feel sorry for the person who's that underhanded to commit a crime like that. I guess hard work doesn't come easy for him/her/it. I hope that person gets caught and removed completely from those sites. stealing someone's bio is just plain wrong.

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Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:11:13 PM

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nicola wrote:


Another way I track stolen material, is taking a unique sentence from a story (something with a name / place / unusual description) and put it in quotes, then feed it to google.



Yup

I found one of mine on a site called Viva Fem (It does credit Lush as the source but not me as the author)

<a href="http://www.lushstories.com/stories/straight-sex/in-the-dark.aspx"><img src="http://upload.lushstories.com/578-in the dark3.jpg" /></a>
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