This post was originally just about one photographer that stole a FAQ from the ever-amazing Susan Stripling. However, when writing the blog post, I did a quick check on Copyscape and discovered that she was one of MANY stealing Susan’s FAQ. THIS IS NOT OKAY!
I know some are going to come on here and argue that they didn’t take the WHOLE thing… just some parts. JUST a few words! Everyone has those words in their FAQ! Here’s the thing. Saying “I take a retainer” and things of that sort, yes, we’re all going to have that in our FAQ. However, having “She strives to create images at each and every wedding that illuminates the relationships; both of each individual family and the new family being created that day. Her goal is to provide you with a documentary-based illustration of your wedding day.”in your FAQ is not just an accident, that is plagiarism. EVEN if it’s only that line. The amount of words you’ll see below that are word-for-word is unacceptable and is plagiarism, be it one line or multiple.
The photographers who felt the need to lift the copy from Susan. The copied words are highlighted (mind you, more words were plagiarized but this is what is shown on the screen, if you scroll you will see more).
3. Siegel’s Portrait Design (highlight and then showing answer on screencap w/o highlight)
10. Eye Magia
13. Photos By Yvonne
14. Maria Angela
16. MHVH Studios
17. Picture Elegance
18. David Medina
21. Diana Unt
23. Mon Veil Studios