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Monday, December 15, 2008

Now, Steal This!

Hey Fellow Poets and Word People, I want you all to be aware that someone who goes by the name of Wilfred John, plagiarized one of my poems and posted it on poemhunter.com. I wrote to the website and they have since removed the poem, but it makes me wonder how many of mine and other people's poems have been stolen? It begs the question, how much of our work do we make public? In the meantime, the following poem is dedicated to the poetry and word thieves out there.

Dull
Dull
Dull
The ink is dry in your skull
You’re going through a lull
So what, if it’s bull
You’re going to steal a poem today

You stealthy slip through blogsphere
Snatch whatever poem you dare
For the poet you have no care
Because you’re going to steal a poem today.

You submit the poem in your own name
Lame, vain, you have no shame
You think it’s some kind of game
To steal a poem, to steal today

You post the poem on other sites
Pretending that you have the rights
Posing from false heights
“This is my poem!” You say,
“My poem.”

What kind of person steals a poem?
A fraud of mind all alone?
You have no words of your own
So today you went and stole a poem

Do you even understand what you steal?
Do you understand words meant to heal?
A poem is made for you to feel?
So how did you steal a poem today?

A poem
A poem
A poet’s own
Write your own poem
Leave us alone!

Copyright 2008 Chaya Silberstein

4 comments:

anonant said...

Stealing a poem is really base like taking a body part.

Gerald Galindez said...

Yes, a agree.. and im much worried about my poems too, they might be stolen by dull retards who cant write good poetry..

Dean J. Baker said...

Plagiarists

This asshole, currently located at these links can be seen to be copying and copyrighting my work, as well as others’ work, as his own.

http://wilfredjohn.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-12-02T05%3A44%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=7

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=243925971&blogId=428702740

http://astrology.yahoo.com/channel/none/wilfred-johns-selected-works-442877/

http://allpoetry.com/wilfredjohn

http://infosthetics.com/archives/2005/09/visual_poetry.html

https://lists.usm.maine.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0810&L=wom-po&T=0&F=&S=&P=47353

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/can-poetry-speak

http://www.dailygood.org/view.php?qid=3030
http://time-out.pjf.org.uk/2008/10/school-days-of-wilfred-john.html LOOK..hahaha

http://www.merinews.com/commentAll.jsp?articleID=143762

http://www.lotofpoems.com/wooden-chair/
http://www.dailygood.org/view.php?qid=3030

http://www.newstatesman.com/200610230043

http://www.yoindia.com/shayariadab/tanziya-aur-tehreekbaksh-shayariyan/uski-maut-to-inqalaab-zaroor-layegi-qadeer-t41979.0.html

shows his yahoo.uk address

http://www.timeout.com/london/books/review/book/338/the_nature_of_monsters_by_clare_clark.html

http://www.foldedspace.org/weblog/2004/12/good_poems.html the fraud demonstrates that he does recognize copyright when it comes to well known poets so thus his theft of my work and others is just as conscious

http://www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/johnrwilfred2003

the thief and liar once again demonstrates that he cain’t spel

http://www.cornerpoetry.com/poetry/john/everynight.html

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/article.html?id=178620

http://www.faithwriters.com/member-profile.php?id=38822

http://wilfredjohn.cariblogger.com/2009/01/02/wilfred-johns-selected-works-xii/ with work published in literaryspot.com magazine

the source for his supposed ‘name’: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KINGDOM-OF-EARTH.-POEMS-by-WILFRED-JOHN-PLUMBE_W0QQitemZ190298862186QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090405?IMSfp=TL090405124002r23573

http://www.scribd.com/doc/13193829/Wilfred-John

http://time-out.pjf.org.uk/2008/10/plagiarism-of-my-poetry.html

http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Wilfred_John the fraudulent ‘expert’

UPDATE TOMORROW ON THIS PIECE OF SHIT

I would urge you or anyone else who writes to be wary and aware of his blogs wherever they may be, as he is reported to have as many as 6-10 different sites where he plagiarizes peoples’ work as his own.

If you find any from him, or anyone else, please feel free to post the link and any accompanying comments you have made and what you may hear back from on this page… http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/plagiarists/

Thank you.

http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/plagiarists/

So Far:

#1 Plagiarist: Wilfred John http://wilfredjohn.blogspot.com/

SITES DEVOTED TO EXPOSING THIS BUTTHEAD:

Join this group: Plagiarism

http://groups.google.com/group/google-themes-api/browse_thread/thread/d654fdd66a9259d2

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/none/plagiarists-wilford-john-uses-stolen-copywrited-materials-443830/

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goatman said...

Any copying of this comment will be considered infringement on my right to write a comment. Be warned!