I just found the following article.


Which looks like it’s heavily based on


  • Can you be more specific? Can you include it in your answer? What exactly is "borrowed"? Perhaps provide one or more examples? Exact phrases "reused"? Code samples copied as is? Missing attribution (based on experience, this is almost always wholly or partly missing)? Please respond by editing (changing) your question, not here in comments (without "Edit:", "Update:", or similar - the question should appear as if it was written right now). Jul 31 at 10:10
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    @Rob that's not scraping, the content isn't the same, only based on the Stack Overflow content. Jul 31 at 10:20
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    FI: This is about the OP's own post (answer), presumably plagiarised. Jul 31 at 10:21
  • There is a chance a one-person company ("Str. Dambului, nr. 96, et. 1, ap. 3, Bucharest, Romania") might respond positively if you phrase it in the right way (e.g., not accusatory). Jul 31 at 10:21
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    The company gave up a lot time ago. Jul 31 at 10:24
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    What is a ‘term of being referred of some’? Jul 31 at 10:55

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baeldung seems to have been created in 2020, well after the original Stack Overflow post. The site's archive says that the post was originally created in October 2016.

I'm not sure I see any copying here. The code is pretty simple and the Maven plugins themselves have similar documentation to both answers explaining how to use them. There are only so many ways to write that code.

Having said all that, the copyright owner of the Stack Overflow post is that post's original author, and only they have the ability to take any action here. All Stack Overflow has is a licence to display the poster's content.

  • The company may have been established then, but the site and (at least some of the) content has been around a lot longer than that (back to October 2011 according to baeldung.com/full_archive).
    – jonrsharpe
    Jul 31 at 11:37
  • thanks @jonrsharpe I've looked through that page and found the date the site says that post was created. It's still later than the Stack Overflow post. Jul 31 at 12:04
  • Please read them again. There are a lot of phrases read same.
    – Jin Kwon
    Jul 31 at 12:31
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    @JinKwon Please read the final paragraph of the answer. Only you can take action by hiring a lawyer or making a DMCA request, there's nothing anyone else can do here. Jul 31 at 12:44
  • I'm not looking for a lawyer here. And that's why I put the discussion tag.
    – Jin Kwon
    Jul 31 at 12:48
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    @JinKwon Then edit the question to explain what you are looking for. Jul 31 at 12:49

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