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 the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

8 Comments on "The Weirdest Revenue Assurance Plagiarism Yet"

  1. Geez Eric, I’m not the only one that can’t pronounce your name right! Some people pronounce it Airick, Earick,Arick, even Erica! As for your surname, what’s wrong Prizekun?

  2. Anyway, plagiarism is the highest form of esteem, is it not?

  3. Joseph Nderitu quebradita | 16 Jan 2018 at 5:09 pm |

    So, Eric is the founding blogger at tok-rah!

    • Tokrah is one of the lesser-known enemies of Godzilla. She’s a 200-foot long centipede with 200 feet. I first blogged about her after her partial victory in the 1959 B-movie “Godzilla and Tokrah Flatten Downtown Nagoya” and am looking forward to her joining the Avengers following the announcement that Godzilla will soon be added to Marvel’s MCU.

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