Sacha Baron Cohen has been forced to take down articles that were plagiarized from RaptormanReports and NaturalNewsBlogs after several take down notices were sent to his various Twitter accounts and production companies. Cohen’s gag site Thruthbrary.org, which is meant to make fun of independent media, committed clear copyright violation by reposting a RaptormanReports article without permission or attribution. Now the the funny man’s website doesn’t think our article is so funny anymore and has decided to take it down to avoid copyright infringement.
Just do a quick internet search and find out that Truthbrary.org has taken down the stolen RaptormanReports article from their fake news website. If this was meant to be funny then the joke is on Sacha Baron Cohen who was attempting to make fun of small independent bloggers but failed.
A small victory for independent media and RaptormanReports as well as NaturalNews, where the article was originally published. Now when you look for the plagiarized article “Google Censorship Against Small Independent Bloggers” Truthbrary.org on Cohen’s pathetic website all you get is a 404 error saying the webpage no longer exists. In an effort to make fun of independent media it looks as if Sacha Baron Cohen may have created the ultimate “fake news” website that is so fake it must take down plagiarized articles to avoid copyright violation.
Sacha Baron Cohen had set up the fake news website called Truthbrary.org for his Showtime series entitled “Who is America”, under the guise of a character named Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick. Famously spoofing Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney by pretending to be different characters to get interviews.
This fake news website is meant to make fun of the conservative and independent media by having a selection of various articles made up of conspiracy theories and rants supposedly written by citizen journalist Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick himself.
As we shall see Cohen’s fake news website is so supremely fake that it couldn’t even come up with original content and had to plagiarize an article posted on NaturalNewsBlogs over a year an a half ago.
This website is TRUTHBRARY.ORG. It is a collection of studies and investigations carried out by Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick for the good of the American people. Truthbrary.org
Yet amazingly if you went to Truthbrary.org and looked down the left side bar of articles, supposedly written by Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, there is was section called Google Censorship containing only one article…
This article posted on Thruthbrary.org was clear plagiarism as it was written by me, under the pen name Raptorman, and was originally posted on NaturalNewsBlogs on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:30am EDT with the exact same title. It was a word for word copy of my original article with no citation to the author or permission from the publisher. The article was a carbon copy in every respect except for some silly GIFs thrown in to make things look weird with no attribution to the source article.
After it was published at NaturalNewsBlogs the article was reposted on the author’s personal blog at RaptormanReports
Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion.
Incredibly the site is so poorly put together that the article plagiarized by Thruthbrary.org was such a complete copy it still contained the pen name Raptorman and my Gmail account address. All this is meant to make independent media look ridiculous when it’s plain as day this article was copied and pasted.
Raptorman is a start-up blogger and has only been putting content out for a short time. Maintaining an official website for about a year. Meticulously sourcing articles with quotes and links to scientific journals, government documents, and current news events. Sometimes contributing articles on NaturalNewsBlogs. Truthbrary.org
This is a clear plagiarism and copyright violation as NaturalNews holds the copyright to all articles published on their sites. Perhaps who ever put the site together for Cohen went to RaptormanReports.com personal blog and just thought they could rip it off. Not realizing this article was first published by NaturalNewsBlogs and has copyright protection.
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It is illegal for someone to reprint material that does not belong to them in the pursuit of financial gain even under simple D.M.C.A. rules, let alone copyright protection, as the Truthbrary.org website is meant to promote a new Showtime series. A fake news website that is so fake it must plagiarize material in an effort to make fun of independent media.
Sacha Baron Cohen was promoting the plagiarized article from RaptormanReports on his fake Facebook account for the character Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick. Even WIRED magazine did an article on just how plagiarized the entire Thruthbrary website really is and named NaturalNewsBlogs specifically. Actually revealing that another piece from NaturalNewsBlogs had been lifted as well.
RaptormanReports had sent a take down notice to “Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick” via twitter on July 20, 2018 citing both identical articles and making it clear there was no permission given by the writer or publisher to use this article for any purpose. Demanding the article be taken down from Sacha Baron Cohen’s fake website immediately. Other authors that were plagiarized by Truthbrary have done the same thing according the the WIRED MAGAZINE article.
“Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick” has now taken down the plagiarized RaptormanReports article and may have to come up with some original content for this so-called website that is trying to make fun of independent media. A vindication for RaptormanReports and small independent bloggers everywhere. Look who is laughing now.