On the other gut's site, Video Game Critic is not cited.
By the way, in my original e-mail, which VGC posted at the top of the thread, I accuse the guy of making money, but I can't really assume that. I just saw some Google ads off to the side, but that may just reduce the price of the hosting itself.
Still, it's pretty rotten to pretend to be a reviewer.
Luke, you might not think it's a big deal, but we you see someone trying to profit from your 10 years of hard work, it's upsetting.
I want to encourage readers to continue forwarding me links to plagiarized reviews. I have already submitted the initial DMCA form to the host, but can tack on new reviews/links as I discover them.
Atari 2600 game reviews:
Super Off Road
See review of Super Off-road on modernclassicgaming.com:
Final Twin Lap Review:
All seven reviews on this page:
Castlevania Circle of the Moon
Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance
Please help me add to this list by sending me further examples!
Here are some more I just found. Feel free to post your links to this board, or send them to me via feedback.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Golden Axe 2, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Night Trap, Golden Axe
Biohazard Battle, Shinobi, Columns
Double Dragon, Shadow of the Ninja, Yoshi
Freedom Force, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, Popeye, Duck Hunt
Tecmo Super Bowl, Battletoads, Donkey Kong, Blades of Steel
Sky Shark, Heavy Barrel, 1943
Mega Man 2
Critic, you've posted an awful lot of pictures of games from other websites and used them to correspond with your reviews.
Have you received permission to use all those pictures??[/QUOTE]
Yes it is. Theft of intellectual property is still theft.
BUT if the paper were graded as an A, I would also still be kinda proud. Know what I'm sayin?
BUT if the paper were graded as an A, I would also still be kinda proud. Know what I'm sayin? [/QUOTE]
I'm not amused at all. Those sites have paid advertisements, indicating money is being made from the content. From my hard work. These pages are also probably cutting into my search results on Google. Last but not least, my readers aren't going to see any new reviews for a while because I'm too busy dealing with this matter. This is not a joke. For me it's a nightmare.
And Luke, sorry, but I don't agree with your comment:
Sure, I would be angry if someone used something that was mine without asking and pawned it off as their own receiving full credit. Yes, I get that. I'm totally with the Critic on that one. BUT if the paper were graded as an A, I would also still be kinda proud. Know what I'm sayin?
It's like a guy stole my car, gets compliments from his friends saying how great his new car is, so I should be proud for my great taste in cars? Nah, this guy stole from the critic, and it's not right. Dave, I hope justice will prevail again, just like it did with that plagiarizer from ebay.