More Copyright Theft…

Thanks to Don Burleson for pointing me at this article by Timur Akhmadeev that lists a whole bunch of articles that have been stolen by Guenadi N Jilevski.

Unfortunately, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Just looking at the stuff he’s stolen from me, there are three types ripoff:

1) Complete Copies.

http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/edition-based-redefinition-in-oracle-database-11g-release-2/

http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/11g/edition-based-redefinition-11gr2.php

http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/dbms_parallel_execute/

http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/11g/dbms_parallel_execute_11gR2.php

http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/acfs-in-oracle-database-11g-release-2/

http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/11g/acfs-11gr2.php

2) Articles where the bulk of the copy is stolen word for word, with a couple of sections added and different screen grabs, which at first glance would make it seem original. Make no mistake, this is still stolen.

http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/oracle-database-11g-release-2-data-guard-deployment-using-oracle-grid-control-10-2-0-5

http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/11g/data-guard-setup-using-grid-control-11gr2.php

3) Articles that, although they are not direct copies, have very similar names, order of content and are published very soon after my articles were released. A quick scan through makes it pretty obvious that they are copies that are trying hard not be be copies. The sort of schoolboy tricks teachers spot a mile off. Since these are pale imitations of the originals it’s hardly worth bothering about.

Fortunately, WordPress.com (and most other services/ISPs) have very clear guidelines on this matter, see “http://automattic.com/dmca/“, so I’m expecting a speedy resolution. I’ve posted comments on the offending posts asking for them to be removed. If they are not I will contact Automattic directly to get them removed. I’m guessing if everyone concerned does the same the blog will be pretty empty very soon.

I think it’s strange that in an industry that relies so heavily on trust and intellectual property a person would think nothing of stealing someone elses work. You might as well put a tag line on your blog reading, “Don’t hire me. I’m gonna steal everything I can from you!”

Cheers

Tim…

Update:

  1. I was advised to break the links to his content to avoid giving him extra publicity. :)
  2. It seems trust is not a big deal these days: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/19/rogue_workers_survey/
  3. Looks like this issue is mostly resolved from my perspective. See here.
  4. I found another bunch of stolen stuff:
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2007/02/20/server-configuration-in-oracle-database-10g/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/improved-vldb-support-in-oracle-database-10g/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/performance-tuning-enhancements-in-oracle-database-10g/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/trigger-enhancements-in-oracle-database-11g-release-1/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/scheduler-enhancements-in-oracle-database-11g-release-2/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/automatic-memory-management-amm-in-oracle-database-11g-release-1/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/data-pump-enhancements-in-oracle-database-11g-release-1/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/virtual-columns-in-oracle-database-11g-release-1/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/sql-trace-10046-trcsess-and-tkprof-in-oracle-10g/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2007/11/06/automatic-database-diagnostic-monitor-addm-in-oracle-database-10g-2/
http://gjilevski.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/services-in-oracle-database-10g/