Retraction Watch readers may recall that earlier this month, WordPress removed ten of our posts about Anil Potti — the former Duke oncology researcher who has retracted or corrected 19 papers — after a false DMCA copyright claim against us. The site which claimed the copyright violations — and which no longer exists — actually plagiarized our posts, not the other way around.
We’re still waiting for those posts to be reinstated; our understanding is that they’ll be back later this week. In the meantime, Nanopolitan, another site that wrote about Potti has been hit with what looks like a false DMCA claim.
Blogger, Nanopolitan’s host, has taken down one post. One of the owners of Nanopolitan, Abi, writes:
All I can say here is that the post has no copyright violation whatsoever — it had a bunch of links to stories and blog posts about Anil Potti…
Abi tells us that Blogger has yet to share the actual takedown notice with him.
We’ll update with anything we learn, and will of course let readers know when our posts reappear. You can read coverage of the case on various other blogs and news outlets.