The Weirdest Revenue Assurance Plagiarism Yet

Regular readers know I have recently been complaining a lot about plagiarism in revenue assurance, which is difficult to stop, and which I thought had reached a peak of inanity when one plagiarist even copied the cover of a book. But that was before the discovery of the following video on YouTube. Somebody has used automated text-to-speech to create a video that is effectively reading out the content of the Amazon page for the revenue assurance book written by me and a bunch of other people. Occasionally the computer-generated voice digresses from the Amazon text to encourage people to buy audiobooks, even though this is not one of them. It may not be illegal to create a video of a machine reading this marketing spiel aloud, but it leaves me speechless…

To be fair, the computer did a better job of pronouncing my name than Tony Poulos ever has!

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.

Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a member of Qatar's National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum's Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

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