Wikipedia as a Repository of Copyright Infrinements and Plagiarism
- From: "Sam Vaknin author of \"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited\"" <palma@[redacted]>
- Subject: Wikipedia as a Repository of Copyright Infrinements and Plagiarism
- Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 14:06:39 +0200
I read through your criticism page. Perhaps people would take you more
seriously if you did not make completely nonsensical statements like:
"Less known is the fact that the Wikipedia is the greatest single
repository of copyright infringements."
Even if the study I quote is correct and only 1% of the articles in the
Wikipedia are plagiarized (this figure is seriously understated, IMHO) - we
are talking about more than 15,000 articles.
Can you show me another Website with 15,000 plagiarized articles in situ?
For that matter, can you show me any repository of texts which incorporates
15,000 purloined and copyright-infringed texts?
Even when a copyright infringement is remedied, the infringed text remains
very much accessible in the history pages of the erstwhile infringing
I alerted the APA, the publisher of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
(DSM) to mass infringements on the Wikipedia of their seminal - and
copyrighted - tome. They openly admitted that they'd rather not confront the
Wikipedia although they did not say why.