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This code project article:

A Beginners Guide to Bitmaps[^]

Seems to have copied information from:

http://paulbourke.net/dataformats/bitmaps/[^]

I haven't seen the reference of it. I wonder if it is fair?

Eric
Posted 2-Dec-14 7:28am
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Solution 1

Then you should report it in the Article Writing or Spam and Abuse forum.
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5ed. Three of us answered at the same time in agreement with that.
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Eric Ouellet 2-Dec-14 12:49pm
   
Thanks. I accepted the 3rd one because it appears to me more complete but I don't know what I should do "Ethically" when a previous answer was also excellent?
Richard MacCutchan 2-Dec-14 12:55pm
   
Don't worry about it, points for answers are really not that important.
Maciej Los 2-Dec-14 14:16pm
   
+5!
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Solution 2

It is simple plagiarism and should be reported here: http://www.codeproject.com/Forums/1652005/Spam-and-Abuse-Watch.aspx[^]
Good catch!
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5ed. Three of us answered at the same time in agreement with that.
—SA
Eric Ouellet 2-Dec-14 12:49pm
   
Thanks. I accepted the 3rd one because it appears to me more complete but I don't know what I should do "Ethically" when a previous answer was also excellent?
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter 2-Dec-14 12:52pm
   
It is possible to accept more than one answers if you think so...
Eric Ouellet 2-Dec-14 14:18pm
   
Thanks! I didn't know.
Maciej Los 2-Dec-14 14:16pm
   
+5!
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Solution 3

The fairness of it is at least questionable. Even when it might be legal, the use of the images without mentioning the source of it is unacceptable ethically. Even such a simple image can be considered as a creative act, so using it without mention of the original source can be considered as plagiarism.

Would you please further inspect this suspicious article for other facts of possible plagiarism (usually, the Web search on phrases and code fragments tells the tale) and report it here: http://www.codeproject.com/Forums/1652005/Spam-Watch.aspx[^]?

Not that that watch forum is not just spam watch; it's for reporting of all kinds of abuse; and plagiarizing should be considered as one of the worst kinds if misconduct.

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Eric Ouellet 2-Dec-14 12:47pm
   
Thanks!
   
You are very welcome. Are you going to report it?
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Eric Ouellet 2-Dec-14 13:37pm
   
Done! I think it is also solved -> Article removed... I think. http://www.codeproject.com/Messages/4954906/Gone.aspx
   
Yes, but the article is not all; the offender should be reported.
Thank you very much.
—SA
Eric Ouellet 2-Dec-14 13:49pm
   
I expect that the person who correct what should be corrected will also do whatever should be done. He should know better than me, what should be done.
   
Probably you need to know that normally no one personally removes the article. Such posts are removed by voting (abuse reports, voting to remove); when summary reputation of the voters reaches certain value, the post is automatically removed. The same thing happens to the account of the abuser when people decide to report on the account. That's why reports on the abuse watch forum should contain the references to both questionable post(s) and the member account.
I just checked up: the member account has been disabled. If it was the real plagiarism case (sorry, I personally did not take time to look thoroughly), that was right thing to do.

Thank you.

—SA
Maciej Los 2-Dec-14 14:16pm
   
5ed!
   
Thank you, Maciej.
—SA

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