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Fakery, fraud, finking, and how it gets found

Fictitious entry — Besides the obvious possibility of simple playful mischief, fictitious entries may be composed for other purposes. Chief among these is to catch copyright infringers.

Esquivalience — a fictitious entry in the New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD), which was designed and included to protect copyright of the publication.

Trap street — A trap street is a fictitious street included on a map, often outside the area the map covers, for the purpose of “trapping” potential copyright violators of the map, who will be unable to justify the inclusion of the “trap street” on their map.

Canary trap — A canary trap is a method for exposing an information leak, that involves giving different versions of sensitive information to each of a group of suspects and seeing which version gets leaked.

(via merlin)