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Retraction Watch has been subject to a legal attack, which has removed from public view all posts on the retractions of publications by Anil Potti. The legal move is surreal, since it is in essence a claim that the text of the posts is in breach of copyright… …of a web site that only existed after most of the posts appeared on Retraction Watch. Fans of Douglas Adams will remember this particular legal move well, an editor sending a copy of the Hitch Hikers Guide back in time to allow the originators of text plagiarised in the guide to be sued for break of copyright. This points to someone trying to remove the fact of these retractions from the visible public record. I certainly hope that Retraction Watch’s counter move succeeds.
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