Plagiarism Sucks

This week, I discovered that another true crime content creator (Jay JustJay Harris of The AFC Matters/The AFC Podcast) plagiarized several of my copyright-protected posts from this very blog. In at least nine of the videos published on his YouTube channel, Mr. Harris read entire segments of my stories verbatim, even passing off my personal commentary within the posts as his own opinions.


Making matters worse, Mr. Harris clearly profits from his use of the hard work of others; multiple times in each video, he points out the many ways his audience can donate money to him. His YouTube channel is likely monetized, so I will not provide the link; to put it bluntly, I don’t believe he deserves the extra traffic, nor does he deserve to profit another cent from the hours and sometimes days of work I put into researching and writing each blog post.


Mr. Harris has not responded to multiple attempts to contact him, including the cease and desist letter I sent via email. He has also failed to remove the plagiarized content.


The actions of Mr. Harris may constitute criminal copyright infringement, per the United States Department of Justice: https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-1847-criminal-copyright-infringement-17-usc-506a-and-18-usc-2319


If anyone supports this “creator,” please consider withdrawing your support.

Plagiarism sucks

10 comments

  1. You really should file a complaint with YouTube and they will delete his content.

    Best of Luck,
    Delaine

  2. He sucks all around quite frankly. I watched him maybe 5 times before I couldn’t stomach his garbage.
    Like… He’s just a gross human. I literally at one point had to cite the American Academy of Pediatrics because he was telling his ignorant (I say that bc they just blindly go along) following “you don’t put a baby on their back to sleep” uh…
    Also the way he attacks personal appearance might lead one 5o believe he owns no mirror. Like.. yeah if you harm a child you deserve every snaggle tooth swamp ass doughboy comment. Where I draw the line is “influencers” drawing conclusions about people based on their personal appearance which usually, is more genetic than anything else. But what else could one expect from such a bottom feeding, simple minded, sellout plagiarist?

    Please link me so that I can report the posts with timestamp without having to suffer through his fluffy unoriginal ass mouth.

  3. Yeah, since I found your podcast – I’ve only listened to YouTube a couple times. The way you tell a story keeps me interested and engaged. As well, your writing is gripping. The level of your presentation is next and it sounds like p-boy (plagiarism boy is how he should be referred), is a huge fan too! Hope he doesn’t turn into an episode!

    • Stop it because this woman lied about her whole ass story on my niece and need to be in jail herself and this bitch gets paid as well..

      • “This woman” — as in, me — did not lie about Billie’s story. I reported the facts exactly as the news did. Are you attacking every news reporter who covered the story, as well? You reached out to me months ago, wanting to talk to me about your brother’s innocence, but you never followed through. I never villainized your brother; I merely told the facts as reported by the news. As for getting paid, my goal is to be able to do this full time and support my own kids, but I’m not there yet. I’m quite sure Jay is making more than enough with his video ad revenue alone to live quite well. I don’t think it’s too much to ask that he not profit from my long hours of hard work.

      • What’s there to lie about? She never once said it was fact that Billy killed your niece, she said he was CHARGED with the killing of your niece. I understand your angry in your grief but don’t take it out on innocent people reporting a story, which, I’ve read what the news said and Laine here isn’t wrong, she reported it correctly and she didn’t plagiarize her story from the news sources either. I’m sorry your family is hurting but that baby didn’t die by natural causes and even if your brother never laid a hand on that girl, he lived in the same house under the same roof at the same time as her and you cannot tell me he didn’t notice any abuse? C’mon. Ill say a prayer for you and your family but your niece deserves to be remembered and that is literally all Laine is doing here with these stories. The perpetrators deserve scrutiny and the public deserves to know who these monsters are. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Girl bye with all of that shit, when anyone reports a story that is not their own it’s plagiarism period because it’s not yours to began with it’s the story and words of who you’re reporting about and copyrights is played at the beginning of each of Jay’s videos so miss me… Where do you get your info from? Not your own story or words so goodbye try to knock another black man down .

    • With all due respect, Alice, I know each child’s story itself is not mine, but the research I do in order to write each story and the words I choose to write ARE mine. I watched every video in question, and he plays the copyright notice before playing news videos only.

  5. Have listened to everyone of your episodes after finding your podcast searching for a certain story. I wish you didn’t have so many stories but appreciate your level of respect for each family member (who deserves it) is heart warming.

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