I was surprised that the LULU publisher would allow a plagiarist to
copy-paste my content, published it and copyright it in their own
name, without even
bothering to take the ten minutes required to verify that it was stolen. A Google search reveals that a
significant portion of this book is been directly stolen from the
rightful authors and republished under the copyright of lulu.com.
Lulu allows people to publish
anonymously, making it nearly impossible to sue for copyright
infringement. They even allow animals to become authors, such as
Jason the Horse.
A SQL Server DBA Grant Fritchey published
this note on
how Lulu re-published his APress book and attributed it to a thief named
“I received an email from someone suggesting I check
out a book on Lulu.com, that it might be a copy of my book. Sure enough,
this other guy, William Miller, had posted my book, with the original
cover (that had my name on it) and the original description on his own
“author” page. He also offered a decent little discount on the price.
Nice guy. “
America should not tolerate publishers who allow authors to
publish “at their word” without taking a few minutes to see if the work
is stolen. There are many sites that quickly identify stolen book
content, it’s not hard, and it’s due diligence for every publishing
Lulu re-published a Don Burleson book giving credit to the thief Flavia
LULU appears facilitate plagiarists worldwide because LULU never
bothers to do a verify whether book was stolen. I
worked for hundreds of hours writing my book, and it really frosts me to
see my own words attributed to some thief named Flavia D’Souza, and copyrighted
by a self-publishing outfit called Lulu.
Lulu is sort of like eBay (the world’s largest thieves market), in
the sense that they both are aiding and abetting the wholesale theft of goods and intellectual
Lulu.com did not
even take a minute to see that this author copied portions of the book
from numerous other authors. You cannot even reach Lulu by phone
(919-459-5858), it's just an answering machine. That's always fishy. . .
Lulu is not a small operation, and it looks like I’ll have to
spend thousands of dollars to protect my own Intellectual property rights from an irresponsible
There ought to be a "due diligence" law against publishers who don’t
even try to ensure that they are not printing plagiarized material.