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Google[edit]

I suppose the google bing affair does qualify. Google added fake keywords that pointed to search results and bing copied 9 out of 100 [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.132.3.10 (talk) 04:19, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Oxford Companion to English Literature[edit]

I remember hearing Margaret Drabble interviewed, some years ago, probably on BBC Radio 4, about the latest edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. Margaret Drabble was being interviewed because she was the editor of this latest edition. I was taken aback to hear her say that the OCEL contained a fictitious entry, to combat plagiarism. My immediate thought was, "How can you trust a reference work which contains a false entry?"Rvam1378 (talk) 12:46, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Fictitious entries on maps[edit]

The section begins:

Fictitious entries on maps may be called phantom settlements, trap streets, paper towns, cartographer's follies, or other names. They are intended to serve as traps for identifying copyright infringements[clarification needed].

But the section that follows doesn't back that up. The fictitious entities Goblu and Beatosu and Mount Richard are jokes, not copyright traps. The last paragraph explains that copyright traps are _not_ fictitious entities or other deliberate mistakes, but only stylistic fingerprints. Only one of the entries, Agloe, actually is a fictitious entity intended as a copyright trap, and of course that one ended up being non-fictitious. --50.0.128.103 (talk) 05:16, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Ghost titles[edit]

While unintentional, I noticed Foundation's John Clute, while reviewing Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers, found a couple ghost titles? Would those go in this article or deserve their own separate entry?--🎆🌎🎼🎺🐦 03:22, 21 September 2016 (UTC)