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tirial
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on 04/07/2016

I was looking online and just found this:

http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/it/~info5990/Supplements/Week07_Malware&Security/Supp07-4TJXCaseDetails.pdf

The first page or so looks very familiar. Its my article on the TJX case that I moved here from squidoo. pretty much word for word, and it is completely uncredited. The borrowed version appears to be outranking my original!

https://wizzley.com/tjx-data-loss-and-security-breach-case/

Just to confirm, before I go after this group, Wizzley hasn't suddenly become Creative Commons without attribution, has it?

I still can't believe it is a university that 'borrowed' it.

Mira
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on 04/07/2016

It looks like it was rewritten by someone in their IT department. The university may not be aware that the article is built upon your work.


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LindaSmith1
Posts: 132
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on 04/07/2016

Could be what happened.  Try reporting it to the University before filing a DMCA complaint.


Linda Smith
chefkeem
Admin
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on 04/07/2016

And no, we have NOT become CC! Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
spirituality
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on 04/07/2016

Do report to the university. This is definitely not according to academic standards. 


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tirial
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on 04/07/2016

Thanks for the support.

I've just noticed it even says "this lens" in the text which is 100% confirmation it was copied from squidoo, and not exactly reworked.

I've tweeted them, but since they won't be up for three hours, I'll wait until morning then email if there is no response. I've got the hubpages archive with an original date, and blog posts I put up at the time so I hope those are enough proof.

blackspanielgallery
Posts: 63
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on 04/09/2016

As a college professor I can add that just because it comes from a university does not mean it came from faculty.  Student addresses look like faculty, so it is probably a student.  That means copied work should be graded zero, and possibly other penalties would be in order.


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tirial
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on 04/12/2016

I've had an update from them. The complaint has been forwarded to the course administrators, who will apparently be in touch.

Meanwhile I'm grabbing all the blog and archive.org mentions of the article to make sure I have sufficient proof of publication without having to get hubpages involved with their proof of original publication date, although the fact it uses the words "This lens" tells you immediately where it was cribbed from.

I suppose I should now check all my other articles, particularly the Card Systems one.

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