rampant plagiarism

posted by Mercedes at Shocklines earlier tonight:

So we have a plagiarist in our midst. He’s going under the names Richard Ridyard and R.M. Valentine. He submitted a story to Shock Totem that was a nearly word for word ripoff of Stephen King’s “The Boogeyman”. But that isn’t all! He’s also plagiarizing work from new authors, as well. There have been at least five different cases that we found today. You may want to look and see if he’s claiming anything of yours, since he mostly seems to be swiping horror.

I blogged about it here: http://abrokenlaptop.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/we-interrupt-this-blog-post/
and Ken blogged about it here: http://www.eyesoretimes.com/2009/09/grand-theft-boogeyman.html