Look familiar?

Look familiar?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:25 pm

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Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:56 pm

you're messin Paul !? ... what a rip off !!!
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Postby ro_G » Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:14 pm

you should really take action Paul.
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Postby ro_G » Sat Jun 07, 2003 4:26 pm

how goddam lazy - they didn't even change the name of the picture in the top left hand panel. Hmmm ... grain elevators- panel_paris - hmmm....

ANyway, if you need your local Texas poster to do some hunting and random beating just let me know ;)
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Postby ro_G » Sat Jun 07, 2003 4:30 pm

and frontpage left the links to hughpearman et al in the code!

do them for copyright infringement I say. The faculty is involved so should be responsible.
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Postby Hugh » Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:50 am

Looks like they've been reading the "Plundering Code" section of the Rough Guide to the Internet, which encourages Web beginners to cut and paste bits of other people's sites.

But to import a complete design is outrageous, not to say lazy and stupid: the same system that allows such easy plundering also means they are easily traced.

Bombard the faculty with complaints, I say.
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:21 am

They've even stolen the javascript errors IE6 generates when you move the mouse over the left-hand menu...
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Postby GregF » Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:33 am

Bleedin Robbers
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:10 am

Not a happy camper about this


To Whom It May Concern

I would like to draw your attention to the visual design of
http://www.arch.ttu.edu/arc/grain_elevator/

And its similarity to our website at
http://www.archiseek.com/

Not a co-incidence I'm sure you would agree when a quick glance at the HTML code shows that it still even includes the same names for the graphic files,

I think this is disgraceful and a breach of the copyright on our design. I would expect better from an academic institution. How did you expect that we would not see this on the Internet?

I am formally requesting this site to be removed or redesigned immediately.

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Postby Peter Fitz » Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:33 am

keep us posted on what the snakes say in reply ...
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Postby GregF » Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:46 am

What's that saying again ......'Imitation is the best form of flattery'
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:59 am

or "theft is wrong"
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Postby FIN » Mon Jun 09, 2003 1:10 pm

too true but it's cool that they think so much of your design to copy it!!! still dirty thieving b**tards
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Postby bluefoam » Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:35 pm

Why did you copy their site?
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Postby d_d_dallas » Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:47 pm

They could have at least changed the colour scheme!!! That would have diverted attention for a bit at least before the wholesale code lifting was noticed.
How was this site discoverd anyway?
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Postby GregF » Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:04 pm

.....Would anyone want to employ the likes of these people in future.....I don't think so, if they get up to this now.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:02 pm

Mr. Clarkin,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The website was under
construction and the Architecture Research Center was not aware that it
was available for viewing.

The web-site will be removed immediately and the student involved in the
development of the site will be dealt with accordingly.

Texas Tech University has strict guidelines regarding plagiarism and
would never publish information without prior approval.

Please understand that the funding sponsors were in no way responsible
for the site.

Thank you again.

Andrew Vernooy, Dean
Elizabeth Louden, Associate Dean for Research
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Postby urbanisto » Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:21 pm

Well thats a good result.
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Postby FIN » Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:44 pm

indeed. poor student ....dumb ass!!!!
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Postby bluefoam » Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:12 pm

If the guy understands enough to be able to rob somone elses site and change it slightly, surely he is capable of building his own site!?!
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Postby PaulC » Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:04 pm

Well at least it is now sorted.
We can laugh now I guess.

By the way - how did you find out about it Paul?

This sort of thing probably goes on all the time.
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