Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fusion my Arse

In the case of JJ Massa we had an ebook writer lifting a story from fanfiction. Now there seems to be an example of the equal and opposite plagiarism of the ebook Among the Living by Jordan Castillo Price by gwendolynflight to create a full length Arthur/Merlin fanfiction of the same title (the only major sifferences being character names and a POV shift). The source is acknowledged in comments by the "author" as a "fusion". Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Jordan Castillo Price's response

See also:
Jordan Castillo Price Plagiarized in Fandom
Blatant Plagiarism


Angie said...

This is really despicable. [nod] I posted about it too, and I'm hoping this chick just vanishes from fanfic fandom all together. Fandom doesn't need people like her poisoning the well.

equal and opposite plagiarism

You know, if Gwendolynflight had ripped off JJ Massa instead, it'd actually be a sort of moral balance. [wry smile]


Annmarie Ortega said...

I thought fusion had something to do with chemistry or something... LOL... I'll tell you something though... I don't use real title names for my works in progress because I've heard of even titles being stolen by authors. That's sad.

Anonymous said...

The JJ Massa link goes to the buy page of an Aspen Mountain Press book that contains one of your stories, Emily. I'm not getting the connection.

veinglory said...

oops, wrong link in the buffer when I pasted... I go fix that....