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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fighting Plagiarism and Cyberbullies

I don't know how familiar you may be with the work of Rachel Ann Nunes being plagiarized by one Utah woman with many aliases, who then used those aliases to cyberbully Nunes too, but Rachel Nunes has filed suit against Tiffanie Rushton. You can search the Internet for various articles on this matter, but here to get you started is a link to Rachel's blog: http://rachelannnunes.blogspot.com/.

Per Rachel's latest Go Fund Me update, she states:

My attorney tells me it will
likely cost another $30,000,
even to do a summary
judgment, and 100,000 for
a jury trial. That much to get
someone not to plagiarize
and harass me.

What a sad statement of our world and some of the people in it.

If you would like to contribute to Rachel's legal fees in the prosecution of this matter, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/standingagainstplagiarism.

I so hate bullies, and I really can't stomach people who make money from efforts not their own. Plagiarism is theft, stealing, having no regard for the person with the actual creativity and imagination, not to mention Rachel's hard work and diligence, to first put those words to paper.

As Nora Roberts stated in regard to her own work being plagiarized by Janet Dailey, it is "mind rape." I agree.

Best wishes, Rachel. When we fight one plagiarist, we send a message to them all.

"If your vocation isn’t a vacation, then quit, leap, change careers."

Denise Barker, Author, Blogger, Copy Editor
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