Australian media lawyer James Raptis resigns amid links to plagiarism operation

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Media lawyer James Raptis has resigned from his position at Australian Community Media (ACM) after an ABC investigation revealed he was linked to an Artificial Intelligence (AI) plagiarism operation.

Raptis’ resignation was confirmed by ACM chief financial officer Chris Hitch in an internal message to staff. The message said Raptis would finish up at the company immediately.

The statement did not provide any reason for Raptis leaving ACM, and the media lawyer did not respond to the ABC’s request for comment.

Last week, the ABC revealed Raptis’ links to a network of websites – called F1 Initiative, League Initiative, Surf Initiative and AliaVera – that were publishing plagiarised articles from Australian and international news sites.

Source: ABC News.

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