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Vitaly Friedman's Notebook: Dealing with Plagiarism Issues

Dealing with Plagiarism Issues
  » Feb 11, 11:59 AM

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It’s funny if you think about it. I’ve been working on The Web Developer’s Handbook for a year now, gathering links to interesting articles on CSS techniques, typography, web design etc. A lot of time was spent on categorizing them, selecting them and presenting them. According to, has become one of the most bookmarked web pages since the beginning of social bookmarking (No, I can’t compete with Slashdot, really). Every day I receive dozens of e-mails from web developers who support me and my project, suggest links and ideas for the handbook, creative web-developers inform me about the techniques they developed; besides I really appreciate concrete criticism coming from the visitors of the page.

And then this page occurs, offering “full index of every (web)design-related links”, just copying my work without giving credit to the author of the project.

I’ve already written an e-mail at, however, nobody has responded and the page exists as if it always were there.

Do you have any idea what I could do in this situation? Have you ever been ripped? What would you do?

PS: Thanks to everybody letting me know about the page.

  » Blog, Web-development @ Feb 11, 11:59 AM


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