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plagiarism and online magazines – like Time Out Sydney

Plagiarism {is defined in dictionaries as the “wrongful appropriation,” “close imitation,” or “purloining and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions,” and the representation of them as one’s own original work}

the original

Now look at this, unashamedly lifted, stolen, copied – taken anyway – and put up on Time Out Sydney, a website that gathers more advertising dollars in a day than we would see in twenty years. The bloke who glued the whole thing together has no name of course and although it happened back in 2011 it qualifies as a low-life effort.

from Time Out – Nov 2011

A pox on them all – lots of poxes.

– and you’re invited to their f’book page


the link is a new thing, they thought I had lawyers

The apology:

Dear Peter 

I’ve checked the article and I can see that although the quote is in inverted commas* it is not attributed to you as it should be. I’m dreadfully sorry about this oversight and shall amend it straight away, with a link back to your site. 

You’re right to be annoyed – we have screwed up here. 


Nick Dent

Group Editor

Time Out Australia

July 17 – 2012

* {weasel wriggle}

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. This has to be expected…

    July 22, 2012
    • I read that those blokes got a PPA award for excellence in publication recently – so a man couldn’t help himself but shoot them an email about this business, and suggest they keep it in mind next time round. I’m onto those bastards ..!

      July 22, 2012
  2. Broadband f%#kwit journalism never bothers those who consume and/or produce the real stuff…

    July 22, 2012
    • I like it that it’s been read 126 times …. That’s a tasty number when all you need is one of those arseholes to hold it over the arsehole who pinched it in the first place – he never did own up to it. Probably lives in Bondi and doesn’t have enough eyes to cover his hunched back.
      -and the rest of that shite he wrote about brennan should be wadded up, dunked in a hot mix, and shoved up his arse with a big fucking boot. {pity I can’t post that onto their site}
      – here

      Howcome I never got the opportunity to belt a fool like him when I had a punch. Swiiiiiish …..

      July 22, 2012
  3. Haven’t had my words nobbled …. yet, that i know of. Not that much online,
    however my pics are on 25 plus blogs around the globe. Most are respectfully borrowed ( no ones ever asked ) and credited and they do occasionally lay a few words down. On the extreme plus side, sales of prints from New York, Memphis, Paris and Sydney. Oh Sydney was from a Twitter link. ( that i don’t know about ) So PB let your words fly you may even get a commission or not. BU

    July 22, 2012
    • shit Bruce, I’m sorry mate – I’ve been pinching your shots almost bloody daily. Can I have an ok on that?

      July 22, 2012
  4. Do you think you need one ?
    Or do you think i would like one ?
    No reply necessary PB please get back to normal transmission.

    July 22, 2012
    • sjh #

      Nice bruce very nice

      July 23, 2012
  5. sjh #

    man i just had the most unfortunate experience of reading the latest tracks magazine something i have avoided by choice since it changed from black and white and NC got hold of it , anyway it has a article about direction change which is a direct rip off of your cut back series its dressed a little different but the nuts and bolts are the same just put together with less finesse and empathy for the subject …..god i hate shit writing in multi media but was a good experience to have a look at what is out their in main stream media and my god tracks still panders to the same old bunch of ego east coast wankas for the 80-90s vomit vomit im going into a tail spin hear pullout abort abort …………

    September 12, 2012

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