Saturday, December 01, 2007
The interverse is all abuzz (again). The first accusation came from a fanfiction writer, that JJ Massa's title 'The Edge' (Linden Bay) borrowed heavily from her story. You can see the relevant excerpts more clearly here. Linden Bay seems to have withdrawn the title from their site while they presumably look into the matter. The accusations are spreading to other of Massa's title and other published and unpublished sources.
Who knows how this will shake out. The copying is not direct and word for word but it is well beyond what can be explained by coincidence. One thing this issue does prove--an awful lot of people don't know how to spelled plagiarism ;)
My prediction: cue lots of angst about how this reflects on epublishing/small presses/POD/romance etc etc.