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.
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.
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