Piracy vs Plagiarism, What is the difference?

There’s a big difference between being an illegal blog scraper and sharing knowledge. Permission and honesty, for a start. Here, victim of plagiarism Kitty Hundal, along with Pirate Party activist Raymond Johansen, lays it down for you.

hacktivist culture

by Kitty Hundal with contributions by Raymond Johansen

This article was inspired by a recent situation which occurred. The Hacker Wars, an article written by me, Kitty Hundal, with contributions by Raymond Johansen, was originally published with our permission to The Cryptosphere in April, 2015. The Cryptosphere is owned and operated by independent media journalist, Lorraine Murphy.

This week, that article was plagiarized by one of the authors on another site called AnonHQ. This author claimed the article was covered under a Creative Commons license. While the author didn’t specify which license, their statement indicated that they considered it a public domain license. It wasn’t.

AnonHQ did remove that plagiarized version on request by Lorraine Murphy, but two other sites that picked up that same plagiarized version from the AnonHQ site (before it was removed) have not removed it as per her request.

AnonHQ tweet

A Creative Commons license is…

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