June 20, 2001

Women.com sued over plagiarism

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "Euregio - a Belgian ISP and content provider for women's interests - claims
Women.com copied text from its EasyScopes.com and pasted it in white on a white
background. This meant people visiting the site wouldn't actually see the text but
search engines would pick up the content and up Women.com's search engine rating.

Euregio is claiming an abuse of its copyright on the text and wants one million euro in
payment. In the text, the company claims, the word EasyScopes was replaced by
InternetHoroscopes but the rest of it was repeated as is, including spelling mistakes
and grammatical errors."

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