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Dado Plagiarism - appalling, especially when you don't know enough to cover your tracks...

 
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#1 | Posted: 4 Apr 2016 16:55 | Edited by: Steve 
When I wrote our page on HDR, I knew it would be useful to a lot of people in the industry, and knew information from within it would be used elsewhere.
And that has been the case, with most people being professional enough to ask permission when looking to quote something from the guide.

However, I never expected it to be ripped-off, and presented as someone else's work... without any attempt to acknowledge the original source.
An that is exactly what has happened, with the entire document re-written to attempt to cover the original source.

But, in performing the re-write, one glaring mistake was made...

The guide includes a number graphs, which were also re-done, but one is a histogram.
Any any remotely knowledgeable person knows that a histogram is like a fingerprint, as it is based solely in the underlying image it was generated from.
And the histogram in our HDR Guide is from a picture I took, so is unique to that one picture.

But the ******** that is Dado, who ripped-off our HDR Guide, is obviously too stupid to realise that fact, and although the 'graph' was re-drawn, the actual histogram content remains identical... Idiot!

Here is the original image, from our HDR Guide:
Original

And here is the version from the ripped-off work:
Plagiarism

Appalling!
It just shows that Dado cannot be trusted in anything he says or does.
To rip-off some-else's work like this really is the lowest of the low...

Steve
Steve Shaw
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Author Steve

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#2 | Posted: 21 Dec 2020 07:29 
I know this is really dragging thing up from the past, but recent issues with the same ******** revived old memories.

That, and finding the same plagiarised information is still available on a supplier's website (who have again been informed of the rip-off) kinda brought it to the surface again.

How can anyone do something as obvious as this, and then just lie about it?

Appalling

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author Steve

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#3 | Posted: 21 Dec 2020 12:08 
Well, we have a positive update.

It seems the supplier (VMI) did not see my message to them about the plagiarism, when I first tried to bring it to their attention 4 years ago.

Having now performed their own verification/assessment, I am happy to report that the article has been re-done/updated with our original information, and Light Illusion has been credited as the source, with any reference to Dado removed.

Thanks VMI, I really do appreciate that.

https://vmi.tv/blog/learn-help/hdr_survival_guide

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

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