Bill Schmalfeldt, Plagiarist

For a long time now, it has been an established truth that Bill Schmalfeldt engages in plagiarism.

Is that defamatory? Not if truth is a defense, as we shall see in a moment.

If I were so inclined, I could track down half a dozen examples, and perhaps more, of Bill Schmalfeldt’s rank perfidy.  But I’m not so inclined.  Instead, I will mention one known example and leave it to the archivists to reproduce if they wish. In addition I am going to provide two more concrete examples to prove that – for the Google bomb –

BILL SCHMALFELDT IS A PLAGIARIST.

…not to mention really fucking stupid. Continue reading “Bill Schmalfeldt, Plagiarist”

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FeministSoFragile

So I saw a post at Ace of Spades featuring this genius tweet:

Actual Tweet here.

And I thought, that’s easy! Three books by female authors:

  1. The Onion Field by Evelyn Waugh
  2. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  3. Finding the Champion Within: A Step-by-Step Plan for Reaching Your Full Potential by Bruce Jenner 

And somehow, this just seems to fit:

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Good Afternoon, Hypocritical, Cowardly, Lying DUMBFUCK!

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UH-OH!!

It gets the feeling that Dan and I-WANT-IT-ALL-Doug don’t play with moronic, copyright stealing clowns!

Could someone explain to me why they are playing with a moronic, copyright stealing clown like DUMBFUCK?

Say, that reminds me – how are sales of Confessions of I Was An Undercover Teenaged Internet Troll For The LULZ!  doing?  Is DUMBFUCK making big bank on that? What’s the word?

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Good Morning, DUMBFUCK!

I denounce myself for not noticing sooner, but this is too DUMBFUCKING STUPID to keep to myself.

This is a portion of the front cover of an anonymously published book that recently caused a stir before being unceremoniously removed as a result of “ANONYMOUS’s” DUMBFUCKERY.

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This is a screencap of the title/copyright page of the very same book.

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Spot the difference yet?

 

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Good Night, DUMBFUCK!

DUMBFUCK GOTTA DUMBFUCK.

ALL. THE. TIME.

I guess it wasn’t DUMBFUCK who filed DMCA Notice #2402050 on October 30th, then?

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Hi there,

We have received a DMCA notice (https://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/IP#dmca) for material published on your WordPress.com site.

Normally this would mean that we’d have to disable access to the material. However, because we believe that this instance falls under fair use protections, we will not be removing it at this time.

Section 107 of US copyright law identifies various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. You can learn more about that here:

http://www.copyright.gov/title17

http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

While we believe that your use of the material is protected (we have fought for our users in similar cases in the past – http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/9/8175491/wordpress-automattic-wins-dmca-takedown-straight-pride-uk-case ), please keep in mind that the complainant may choose to continue to pursue this matter, perhaps directly with you. If you would prefer, you are still able to delete the content from your site yourself.

The notice we received from the complainant follows.

Thanks,

— BEGIN NOTICE —

First name: William

Last name: Schmalfeldt

Company name:

Address: 3209 S Lake Dr

City: Saint Francis

State/Region/Province: Wisconsin

ZIP: 53235

Country: United States (US)

Phone number: 4142494379

Email address: bschmalfeldt@twc.com

Copyright holder: William Schmalfeldt as “Anonymous”

Location of unauthorized material:

http://thinkingmanszombie.com/2015/10/30/how-to-read-a-book/

Location of original materials:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0170AJF4Y?keywords=confessions%20of%20an%20undercover%20internet%20troll&qid=1446224476&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

CONFESSIONS

OF AN UNDERCOVER

INTERNET TROLL

By “Anonymous”

Copyright © 2015 by Anonymous

All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof

may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever

without the express written permission of the publisher

except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

Printed in the United States of America

First Printing, 2015

ISBN 978-1518730085
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INSTRUCTIONS TO THE READER

Cyberspace is a kooky place. Everyone seems to believe they have friends and enemies on the Web. They do not. You actually have to personally know someone for that individual to be a friend or an enemy. That individual you have never met, who you know only by his or her Twitter handle, Facebook account, or Blog ID is a stranger. You have no idea who that person is. That person is no more your friend or enemy than my toaster is your friend or enemy. The Internet is a machine. We are machines communicating with other machines. We say things to other machines that we would never think of saying to a person’s face.
That is why most Internet users hide their identities. If you are a regular user of the Net, you know what I mean. This is a fictionalized version of events that may or may not have ever happened. You can’t know what’s true and what’s not. It’s a book. Words on a page – or screen, as the case may be. They are my words. I own them. Although I remain Anonymous, this book and every word in it is registered as my property at the US Copyright Office in Washington, DC. If you think you can identify me by the words herein, then you will have to identify yourself to prove it. Anyone who claims to have written these words in the same order as these words appear is a liar. Know how you can tell? Who owns the copyright. Me. That’s who.

I believe the Internet is more responsible for the overall decline in civility than any other medium in our nature’s history. Is this how we really are, or does the anonymity of the Internet make us that way… 350 million Walter Mitty’s in the United States, pretending

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to be that which we show on our avatars. Strong, vibrant, sexy, powerful. If we could see the person behind the avatar, what would we see? The cat-like woman clad in a leather body suit that clings to every curve? Or a dumpy housewife using the web to kill some time until hubby gets home so he can pretend to be some kind of Internet tough guy for people he will never know and who will never know him.

For over a year, I pretended to be someone I wasn’t. I saw a chance to make a little bit of pocket change by pitting people against each other. I didn’t victimize anyone. The person I pitted a large group of conservative Net users was myself. I created a right wing character, used that character to vilify my real progressive identity, and got lots of cash donations in the process.

I thought I was conducting an experiment in human nature and making a little bit of money in the process. What I ended up doing was proving how deep into the pits of hell some people are willing to go to defame someone they’ve never met, never will meet, just because some ideological fellow traveler told them to do it.

If you knew someone down the street, and that person’s spouse died, would you camp out on that person’s lawn and taunt him or her on a daily basis about the death of the one they loved? Nobody would sink that low, right? Not without an anonymous Internet account, a good proxy server, and a reservoir of hate heretofore unimaginable. Some people need a little push. But once they get used to the taste of blood, they yammer for more.

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I know. I started changing into the monster I created. I got out. And now, for the first time, I’m telling you how I did it in the hopes that you will learn to regulate your own civility and remember, there’s a very real possibility that person you are having a flame war with on Twitter is a decent human being.

Or maybe not.

You know how the Internet is
Description of original materials:

The pseudonymous troll, “Paul Krendler” has made a cottage industry for himself stealing my material, changing words here and there like a third grader with a “Mad Libs” book, and getting away with it, despite my reporting him to WordPress time and time again. As far as I am concerned, WordPress is complicit in Mr. “Krendler”‘s blatant and frequent theft of my work by allowing him to continue. I can’t get a court order against him, because he remains hidden behind a false name. I can’t sue him for copyright infringement for the same reason. His blog post today, “How to Read A Book” is nearly word for word copying the chapter “Instructions to the Reader” from the recent book by “Anonymous”, titled “Confessions of an Undercover Internet Troll.” The book I wrote under the name “Anonymous” is pending copyright assignment,registration applied for earlier this month. If I knew who this thief was, I would easily win a copyright infringement suit, not to mention various civil torts and criminal charges that could be brought against him. I am at a total loss to understand why WordPress will not stop this man from blatantly stealing my material, changing a word here or there, and getting away with it. Why does WordPress allow this? Why does WordPress allow this man to commit multiple violations of the WORDPRESS TOS with profanity, obscenity, indecent mockery of my late wife who died on June 17? This is not “Parody”. This is theft. DO SOMETHING.

Third party links:

n/a

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

I acknowledge that a copy of this infringement notice, including any contact information I provided above (address, telephone number, and email address), will be forwarded to the user who uploaded the content at issue.

Digital signature: William Schmalfeldt

Signed on: 2015-10-30 17:04:38

— END NOTICE —

Daisy

Community Guardian | WordPress.com

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Now, somebody filed this DMCA Takedown, and signed William M. Schmalfeldt’s name to it, exposing William to perjury charges in the process. If William M. Schmalfeldt isn’t the copyright holder of this material, and if someone sues him for Copyright Infringement over material he may have stolen from this blog (or any other…MAA, anyone?), someone may have just invited the dumping of a whole Slovenian shitload of trouble down on William’s dribbling, spongy pink head.

But if William DID file this notice…well…then I guess we would have to conclude that the Slovenian shit-dumping was another self-inflicted, unforced DUMBFUCK error.

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That would be a shame. Not for me, though. For me it would be FUN.

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EVER HAVE ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU JUST CAN'T THINK OF A GOOD TITLE?

Podcasting and internet harassment were my life, and I was a self-centered boob. (Can a walking penis also be a boob? Wouldn’t a centered boob look kinda strange? Like a huge, floppy pimple?)

NOW MY WIFE IS GONE AND SHE AIN’T COMING BACK. AND A BUNCH OF SLAVERING PIGS ARE THROWING THEIR DROPPING (I STILL HAVEN’T FIGURED OUT HOW A “BUNCH” OF PIGS CREATES ONLY ONE “DROPPING.”  MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE…) AT HER MEMORY. THEY’RE NOT DOING IT TO HURT HER – SHE IS BEYOND THEIR FILTH. THEY ARE DOING IT TO HURT ME. (BUT I HAVE TOLD THEM MULTIPLE TIMES THAT THEY CAN’T HURT ME…USUALLY RIGHT BEFORE FILING A FEDERAL LAWSUIT FOR BUTTHURT) I WANT YOU TO THINK OF THIS BOOK IN FOUR PARTS.  FIRST (AND BY FAR THE MOST IMPORTANT!!), MY SELF-ABSORBED ATTEMPT TO SHARE MY STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTAL DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY (THAT HAD ONLY BEEN EXPERIMENTALLY PERFORMED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TIMES PREVIOUSLY) WITH THE WORLD. PART II, GAIL FIGHT CANCER AND WIN (BUT MONGO ONLY PAWN IN GAME OF LIFE). PART III, GAIL FIGHTS MASSIVE ORGAN FAILURE AND LOSES (THE MASSIVE ORGAN JOKE IS JUST TOO EASY…I AIN’T EVEN GONNA BOTHER).  PART IV, SCUMBAGS (WHO I WILL NAME BY NAME AND WILL HOME TOWN BY HOME TOWN) HAVE DECIDED THAT MY FEIGNED SORROW OVER MY LATE WIFE IS JUST THE FUNNIEST THING THEY HAVE EVER HEARD OF.

NOT REALLY, BUT IT’S DEFINITELY OF A PATTERN, SUCH AS WHEN I DECIDED THAT THE ANSWER TO THE COSMIC QUESTION: “NOW WHAT?” WAS

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I KNEW I WAS A SELF-CENTERED EGOTIST. AND I MADE GODDAMN SURE EVERYBODY ELSE KNEW IT TOO. YOU NEED TO BE TO SURVIVE BEING FIRED IN LESS THAN A YEAR FROM EVERY JOB YOU’VE EVER HELD IN BROADCASTING. BUT NEVER IN MY MOST PUERILE (I REALLY SHOULD HAVE LOOKED THAT WORD UP) DREAMS DID I IMAGINE THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO WOULD SINK SO LOW AS ME AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THROW SLIME–AND THE RECENTLY-DECEASED WIFE OF THEIR ENEMY. I HAVE PUT OUT A $2000 BOUNTY FOR THE VERIFIED NAME AND ADDRESS OF THEIR RINGLEADER (WE’RE NOT A RING, DUMBFUCK…WE ARE A HORDE!  AND I AM A PROUD HORDEMONGER), BUT SO FAR EVERYBODY LIKES HIM BETTER THAN ME AND MY STERLING REPUTATION. THAT MONEY COULD BE YOURS, UNLESS YOU

  1. APPROVE OF THROWING CRAP AT THE MEMORY OF A GOOD WOMAN
  2. GOOGLE MY NAME AND LEARN WHAT EVERYONE ELSE ALREADY KNOWS
  3. DON’T KNOW WHO THE HORDEMONGER IS
  4. JUST DON’T GIVE A FLYING FUCK AT A ROLLING DOUGHNUT

But now?

Things are different!  I’ve taken the high road, abandoned the argument, and turned my attention to providing a service to folks in my position.  And that service is

DO NOT APPROACH THE MADMAN WHO WROTE THIS BOOK

For you visual learners out there…Hownaturesaysdonottouch

Because now, internet harassment and podcasting are my life.  And I am still a self-centered boob.

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