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Thu, Nov 29, 2018 2:22 AM

Plagiarized Plot Summary

I submitted the Plot Summary for "The Godfather" which appears on the picture's title page. My summary reads, "The again patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son."

 My summary was submitted to the IMDb on 06/14/2014, and the receipt number was 140614-174639-591000.

The problem is that another IMDb user, someone with the user name ahmetkozar, has plagiarized by summary, and has taken credit for my work.

My understanding is that plagiarism on the boards is grounds for the revocation of the offender's account.   

How can I rectify this unacceptable situation?  This isn't the first time this has happened.

Thanks,

Carl Schultz

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2 years ago

I submitted the Plot Summary for "The Godfather"
"The again patriarch of an organized crime dynasty
transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son
by Carl Schultz
Joined on December 16, 2014
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/carl_schultz_6974834
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The Godfather  (1972)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/reference

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/plotsummary
Showing all 7 items


The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty
transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
—ahmetkozan
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=ahmetkozan&view=simple&sort=alpha


ACT_1 Note:  plot author links have been broken for  a while - I reported this here before

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2 years ago

Hi Carl,

You mean that your summary has been duplicated on another website under the signature of ahmetkozar ?

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It is on IMDb under the signature of ahmetkozar.

Champion

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2 years ago

Carl, I think you must have submitted the outline long before 2014 since it has been there for many years. What did you submit in 2014?

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In researching my Contributions page just now, I found that my original Plot Summary for "The Godfather" was submitted on 03/12/2005 under receipt number 050311-234047-936000. 

The simultaneous 2014 submissions to Plot Outlines and Plot Summaries were an effort to be assigned the appropriate credit for my contribution, which according to my memory up until that time had been anonymous.

Thanks,

Carl Schultz

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2 years ago

Hi Carl,

Thank you for highlighting. I have contacted the user responsible and reset the plot back to your name now.

Regards,
Will

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No the user modified the existing plot to claim ownership.

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My sincere thanks. I genuinely appreciate your help on this.

Carl Schultz

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November 29, 2018

The Godfather  (1972) 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/plotsummary
Showing all 7 items

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty
transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Carl Schultz
https://www.imdb.com/search/title?plot_author=Carl Schultz&view=simple&sort=alpha
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