Lulu allows people to
publish books anonymously, making it difficult to enforce copyright
infringement violations. They even allow animals to become
authors, such as
Jason the Horse.
A SQL Server DBA, Grant
on how Lulu re-published his APress book and attributed it to
“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. “
helps plagiarists worldwide by not bothering to do a quick
Google search to see if material is original before allowing an
anonymous author to publish it.
Publishers should not allow
authors to publish material “at their word” without taking a few
minutes to see if the work is plagiarized. There are many sites that
quickly identify stolen book content. It’s not hard, and it’s due
diligence for every publishing company.
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