My First Plagiarist

I don't mind that someone called "tortugo23" posted something I wrote to People's Health and Fitness; I do object to being quoted at length without a link or at least a byline. I wrote "Jung's Tower and Personal Mythology" back in 1982, first as a term paper for a psychology class, then as a misguided effort to get something published in Parabola, lastly as a three-part blog entry, hoping it might find the one or two people out of six billion who might be interested in Jung's "metaphor made of stone".

2 comments:

Jonathan Bailey said...

I am very sorry to hear about what happened. I don't know if I would link to the article though as that kind of search engine attention is what they're craving. It seems, to me, to be a spam blog and was likely taken from those entries you posted.

If you want my help clearing this up, just shoot me an email and I'll see what I can do! It should be trivial though since it is hosted on Wordpress.com and they don't take these issues lightly!

Michael Fountain: Blood for Ink said...

Thanks so much! As I said, I don't mind being quoted at length if they'd just give a nod for my original effort. Technorati found this one, and I'm guessing it was done with ignorance of net etiquette instead of malice.