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The Man from Nantucket (Dan H.)

Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
Take a look at this fellow's blog. Scroll down a bit and look at the sections that he credits to himself as author.

Then look here and here. He has stolen my copyrighted work, which is like stealing a man's tools.

There once was a man from Nantucket,

Who carried his pride in a bucket.

Said he, "I'm a Dan, too!

So I'll just steal from you."

This shameless man from Nantucket


Shame on you Dan Capoziello of Nantucket. Shame on you.
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
    And if you happen to know this stinker,

    tell him that I'm spreading the word.
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  • scott kscott k Posts: 22Member


    I think the "wallies" should comment on the other guys site regarding his blatent theft. Just a thought
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  • ALHALH Posts: 1,790Member
    Plagiarism...

    ...is the least sincere form of flattery.
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
    I did that

    but it goes to him for editing. He doesn't answer, which is why I'm bringing it up here. How Come?, which is the book from which this comes, is registered with the U.S. Copyright office. He's breaking the law.
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  • ShaneShane Posts: 105Member ✭✭
    Theft

    I Don't know if it will go anywhere, but I notified the moderator of squidu whatever, about the theft of your copyright protected material.

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  • Mark HuntMark Hunt Posts: 68Member
    Did you try calling him?

    He lists his phone number.

    Better yet, have your lawyer call him.

    Mark H
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
    Thanks, Shane.

    I did that yesterday. No reply.
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
    I called

    all day yesterday, last night, and several times today. No one answers the phone.
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  • UniRUniR Posts: 3Member
    That's pretty bold... and stupid.

    Stealing one’s words is quite vile


    Just to lure business from an isle


    This firm without liver


    Likely hails from Fall River


    And would be advised to avoid a trial
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
    Gee, I wish I had written that.

    Can I steal it? :-)
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  • Mike T., Swampeast MOMike T., Swampeast MO Posts: 6,928Member


    SHAME!!! SHAME!!!! SHAME!!!!!

    Flattery is when Dan Holohan acknowledges and credits Stabuck and his wonderful little Q&A style handbooks at the beginning of How Come? and even gives reverence of him via a personal story directly involving Starbuck at the end.

    Rightfully illegal is when you not only "borrow" the style without acknowledgement for you own similar commercial purposes but use copies of entire sections of copyrighted text.

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  • Mike T., Swampeast MOMike T., Swampeast MO Posts: 6,928Member


    An in-law and most highly positioned and respected person I've ever known loved to write limericks and insisted that they had to be superficially crude or dirty...

    There once was a man from Nantucket,

    Who said about law, well just fu¢k it.

    We're in the same game,

    And good guys are lame,

    So steal from Dan and say suck it.
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  • HvacmanHvacman Posts: 157Member


    So who is this loser?
    To Nantucket we should send a cruiser,
    and blast away,
    at his moral decay,
    until "sorry" he does say...
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  • jackchipsjackchips Posts: 1,338Member
    Sorry Dan,

    but asking to "steal it" ahows you can not.

    But you knew that-LOL.

    Life continues to be interesting.

    :-)

    Jack
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  • bill nyebill nye Posts: 304Member ✭✭
    there once

    There once was a man from Nantookit,

    his balls were so big he just tookit.

    He said with a grin "it's not a sin"

    Its Dan's work, but I'm just a jerk, So I snuck it
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  • JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 1,491Member ✭✭✭
    Nail this guy, Dan.

    When did original thought fall out of favor?

    How would someone think this is ok?

    Dan is a high profile guy in this industry.
    What in the world would make someone think it would be ok to copy and paste his words to their own public advertising?

    Dan, I hope you get a portion of this guys profits for the time the website remains as is.





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  • JohnNYJohnNY Posts: 1,491Member ✭✭✭
    My limerick:

    There once was a man from Nantucket

    Who tried passing himself off as smart when obviously he was ignorant of not only etiquette and common courtesy but of copyright laws and something called "intellectual property".
    So he embarrassed himself in front of the peers of his industry and revealed himself as a person incapable of expressing himself in his own voice.


    ...I don't know. Somehow my limerick lacks the flow and intonation the others seem to have.

    Maybe 'cause I'm I-talian.

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  • Douglas HicksDouglas Hicks Posts: 69Member
    Theft

    Theft is theft. the guy is a thief. On the Grease Police, a board for commercial kitchen exhaust cleaners, we see evidence of stolen photos. we have evenseen people from foreign countries post stolen photos. Members of the board then call the thief's cell, business phone, and even home phone to ask if theivery is a normal part of their business plan. Now, you have to realize, most of us who clean resturant hoods have to that after hours. This results in these theives getting phone calls at all hours of the day and night. We also e-mail the person. If there is a webmaster involved, we call them. Usually the response is "I did not know the pictures were stolen" Usually they get taken down, but go back up after a time. Then we start all over again. Of course, you can get an attorney involved, but the phone calls are fun. it is especially fun when the perp admits the pictures are not oh his company's work. Then you get to ask if there work is so poor that they do not want to show pictures of their own work.

    If the stolen material is not removed, I propose each of the Wallies contact the person by phone. It should be done in relays, starting at 5;00 AM and continiuing until late at night. When you get done with an emergency service call, end the day with a phone call. When the day is filled with problems, give the guy a call. Take out your frustrations. It will make you feel better.
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  • Kevin O. PulverKevin O. Pulver Posts: 87Member ✭✭
    I'm up for it

    A phone call is the least I can do for Dan after all he's done for me! I have a feeling this guy's marketing plan may have taken a nasty turn...
    Kevin
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  • Steve EbelsSteve Ebels Posts: 1,263Member ✭✭✭
    Dan

    You should probably pursue that legally. If I'm not mistaken, after a certain amount of time has elapsed with no action taken regarding copyright and patent infringement issues, the courts consider the rights to be lapsed.
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  • Steamhead (in transit)Steamhead (in transit) Posts: 6,688Member
    508-232-5123

    I just tried that, you get a brief hip-hop sound clip then a reorder (fast busy). Not a great way to impress customers. It's probably a cell phone.

    Hot tip: in most areas on landline phones, if you push *67 and wait for the dial tone to go beep-beep-beep-brrrrrrrrrrrr before dialing the number, it will block the receiving phone from getting a Caller ID readout. So he won't be able to call you back.

    Dan H, if you haven't contacted your lawyer you need to do so NOW.

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  • TommyOilTommyOil Posts: 20Member
    There once

    was a plumber named Dan, who stole the words of another man. The lawyers they came, and on him they laid blame, and he did twenty years in the can (and paid a huge settlement and printed a retraction)
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  • TommyOilTommyOil Posts: 20Member
    Question Dan

    How the heck did you happen upon that?? After all, what were the chances of you happening upon your own work. Seems like a million to one shot.
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  • albandjann1725849albandjann1725849 Posts: 19Member
    not a pro?

    A quick check of the MA professional licensure database shows no Capoziello licensed as a gasfitter or plumber. What's up with that?
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  • Steve GarsonSteve Garson Posts: 596Member ✭✭


    It's very easy to find plagiorism on the web. All you need to do is enter a string of words in quotes from a sentence in your written work, on Google. Presto! You find anyone who is using your words.
    Steve from Newton, MA
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  • WeezboWeezbo Posts: 6,230Member ✭✭✭
    Dan , Evidentily he never read Pumping Away *~/:)

    Because his boiler has a header without a circulator in sight of the expansion tank.


    The tools he chose to use might have been a benefit had he explored the Application...Eh?

    It is Good to see you again :)


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  • PeterGriffinPeterGriffin Posts: 79Member
    nobody home?

    (508) 232-5123
    Type: Land Line
    Provider: AT&T
    Location: Brockton, MA


    Maybe Dan needs to leave a "Hello sir, I have no heat and I've got small children etc... could you please return my call as soon as possible..."
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  • mtfallsmikeymtfallsmikey Posts: 765Member ✭✭
    Being high profile

    In the industry makes you a very nice and easy target, Dan. I'm sorry this has happened to you.
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  • ScottScott Posts: 5,884Member
    WOW

    Thats pretty shameless and arrogant.

    Lets spread the word.

    Dan, I'm sure you've allready contacted a lawyer. Keep us informed.

    Also the Mass Board of State Plumbers should be informed as Every Advertisment must inlude a license number and this does not.


    Scott

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  • RickRick Posts: 2Member
    Cease & Desist

    Dan,
    You certainly didn’t invent hydronics. In fact isn’t everything you write already been written? Everything you say has already been said. I am sure the people you copied were flattered too. Life is plagiarism and now this poor schlep trying to put food on his table has your war-dogs calling him non-stop. Gentlemen, get back to providing for your family. Everybody needs to lighten up and let Dan fight his own battles (is this really a battle). We all say and write things we wish we could take back, I know of some manufacturers that think Dan shouldn’t write some of the things they have said to him. Remove his phone number, that can be construed as harassment.

    My 2 cents
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  • bill nyebill nye Posts: 304Member ✭✭
    Hey Pete

    Yeah people steal stuff, but you have to give credit to who you stole it from, you can't just put your name on it and pass it off as your own work.

    Try that with your college professor on your next term paper, you'll probably get an F.
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  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Posts: 11,944Moderator mod
    And should a thief steal your tools

    should I chastise you and tell you that you didn't invent plumbing or heating and that the poor schlep is just trying to put food on his table and that none of your peers should support you, but rather support the thief?

    Take your 2 cents and stuff it, buster.
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  • Too bad...

    tar and feathers are not an option these days.
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  • Rich L.Rich L. Posts: 414Member
    Amen

    Amen Dan!

    Stealing is stealing. It's one thing to quote somebody, giving credit where credit is due, but another thing (theft) to copy somebodys work, word for word, and claim it for your own.

    "Remove his phone number, that can be construed as harassment." - The real harassment here is directed toward Dan by the thief.

    This guy deserves everything he has coming. I'm calling him right now.
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  • John StarcherJohn Starcher Posts: 794Member
    Hmmmm......

    Sounds like "Pete" may actually be Dan from Nantucket???

    Just sayin.......
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  • MitchMitch Posts: 955Member
    Are you for real \"Pete\"

    ok, yes some of the stuff is not new, but to copy VERBATIM is the case here..No dead man's family will want a fee if you say "these rads are the best for comfort" or any of a miilion other things we all use...Gil Carlson does not want a nickle everytime the expression "pumping away" is used..

    But to copy verbatim, EXACTLY, someone elses work, claim it as your own, for personal gain is illegal.

    pla·gia·rism
    Pronunciation Key - [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-]
    –noun
    1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.
    2. something used and represented in this manner

    plagiarize



    Main Entry: pla·gia·rize
    Pronunciation: ˈplâ-jə-ˌrîz also -jç-ə-
    Function: verb
    Inflected Form(s): pla·gia·rized; pla·gia·riz·ing
    Etymology: plagiary
    Date: 1716
    transitive verb
    : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
    intransitive verb
    : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source


    If you know the definition..this idiot (not you pete, the other one on the web site,,ok maybe you too..but anyway) fits these to a tee.
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  • jpjp Posts: 1,935Member
    WE SHOULD ALL

    contact his advertisers and tell them we do not approve of his business practices.
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  • Steamhead (in transit)Steamhead (in transit) Posts: 6,688Member
    And just for the record

    that phone number came straight from the ad containing his plagiarism of Dan H's work. So there is an implication that he WANTS people to call the number. We're glad to oblige.

    Still no answer or functioning voice mail. What a surprise.

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  • Paul PolletsPaul Pollets Posts: 2,839Member ✭✭✭
    Cease and Desist

    When ART put up its website, within 6 months, someone lifted entire sections (including the graphics) from the site and posted them on theirs. One letter from our attorney had it removed promptly.

    Morals and ethics seem to be in short supply sometimes.

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