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Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

  • 1.  Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 04, 2020 02:39 PM
    Very interested in hearing everyone's thoughts about this topic.

    I recently came across a presentation from another partner that had identical slides in it from a presentation that I had just recently done.  It literally had word for word and even punctuation and capitalization.

    I know we all reference other people's content at times, with proper credits given, but I am curious about the following items:

    a) Has this happened to you before?
    b) Did you address it with the person that did it?
    c) Do you use any tools to prevent it from happening?
    d) Do you use any software to help with identifying this has happened to you?

    Thoughts?

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    David Gersten
    Strategic Engagement Manager
    Dynamic Consulting
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  • 2.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 04, 2020 02:47 PM
    Yes we had a company basically copy our whole website content, images and more.  Had to send a cease and decease email to their CEO.

    Also had some folks copy Blog content.

    We don't have any tools we use today love to hear if it's out there!

    Tim


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    Timothy Harris
    VP Strategy & Solutions
    Arbela Technologies
    Irvine CA
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  • 3.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 05, 2020 03:19 AM
    I have had blogs copied and posted without credit given.

    I contacted the blog owner and told them that they could link to my articles, but they could not reproduce them and definitely not post without giving credit.

    Has not happened for a long time now.

    David

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    David Musgrave MVP, GPUG All-Star

    Managing Director
    Winthrop Development Consultants

    Perth, Western Australia

    http://www.winthropdc.com
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  • 4.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 05, 2020 10:19 AM
    I had a company in another country copy web content. I reached out to the contact information I could find with no response to my request to remove the content. Then I contacted the hosting service, and it was finally taken down.

    I would reach out to the content pirate and ask them to either give you credit or not use your content.

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    Suzanne Scanlan
    Marketing Manager
    ArcherPoint Inc.
    Crestview FL
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  • 5.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 05, 2020 11:57 AM
    Interesting topic. We also have a fair amount of thought leadership out there in our content marketing, and I would love to know if there are tools to help monitor for plagiarism. I have alerts set up for our branded terms, but that's it.

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    Brooke Browne
    Marketing Director
    Smartbridge
    Houston TX
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  • 6.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 06, 2020 09:13 AM
    It is interesting because I even seen event organizers have another person do a session similar to one from a previous year and share with the new presenter what was done last year -- I am sure it is not for them to use it word for word, but it does give that speaker the ability to use it.

    I've also seen one company use pictures from another company's website, probably assuming it was stock images, but only to find out it was not and they were asked to remove it.

    I know there are tools for SEO that you can use to see how "original" the piece is, so maybe something like that would help some. You can also share presentations in different modes to prevent people from editing the original piece, but that doesn't stop them from copying it to their own. However, I don't know of a magic tool to help, most of the items I mentioned above, can be time consuming for sure....(and these days, who has time for that).

    Sorry that happened to you, but I would ask them about it for sure.

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    Kate Pinyan
    Marketing and Business Development
    Lanham Associates/Lanham Services
    Norcross
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  • 7.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 09, 2020 11:53 PM

    Please – don't get me wrong – I definitely said something.  Ironically the partner completely denied it to me and to others.

     

    David Gersten

    Strategic Engagement Manager

    562-352-8843 (Office) | 310.529.4043 (Mobile)

     






  • 8.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 11, 2020 04:27 AM

    I'm going to answer this from a little different angle..... once I was guilty of completely copying someone's text in a blog post. And when they told me about it I was mortified, as I honestly had no idea. I had done all kinds of research, copy/pasting etc... and when I eventually wrote the article I didn't realize that I used his text. I thought I had written it. Terrible, I know. As soon as I was told, I apologized and removed it. So just mentioning that to say that on some rare occasions the plagiarizer might not be evil.

    However, David, that does NOT seem to be the case here.

    I use a tool called copyscape.com to find instances of people copying my work, or republishing my blog articles. I wrote about it here: https://www.cwmktg.com/blog/2015/is-someone-plagiarizing-your-blog-content

    Once I also found someone who had completely copied our website design. I mean, same colors, everything. Just took the skin and replaced the text. I contacted them and they didn't see anything wrong with that at all. But they did at least agree to change the colors.

     

    Anya Ciecierski

    Director of Marketing

    CAL Business Solutions Inc.

    Dynamics GP & Acumatica Partner

    860-485-0910 x111

    anyac@calszone.com

    www.calszone.com

     

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  • 9.  RE: Plagiarism vs. Content Re-Purposing

    Posted Mar 12, 2020 09:01 AM
    Superstar!  Now everyone knows of software to use.  Thank you Anya!

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    Kim Peterson
    Founder
    Dynamics Connections
    Battle Lake MN
    701-261-7307
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