Battling Plagiarism: The case of Rachel Nunes against Tiffanie Rushton

A few weeks ago, I posted a link to another blog post regarding a very blatant and nasty case of plagiarism. At that time, the author who had been plagiarized, Rachel Ann Nunes, did not know the identity of the person behind the the pen name of Sam Taylor Mullens, the author who had plagiarized her work.

Now she does, and she has filed suit against her. Passive Guy linked to a copy of the complaint here.* Despite the fact that it is legalese, it makes for very interesting reading.

I can only hope that this case is a resounding and much-publicized victory for Nunes, putting fear into the hearts of potential plagiarists. These kinds of cases seem to be increasing lately, and I suspect they will only let up if there are some prominent cases of plagiarists brought to justice — making it clear how expensive the consequences might be.

* I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll mention it again: I highly recommend following The Passive Voice to anyone interested in self-publishing.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Battling Plagiarism: The case of Rachel Nunes against Tiffanie Rushton”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s