I came across this case of Plagiarism thanks to user whygottalogin trying to get the record straight on MusicBrainz.
Any Colour You Like / Eyesix / Jason Dowd plagiarised several artists, in particular from the Twoism community, and made some money by selling their work after renaming the tracks, but also by releasing other artists on his Eyesix label without sending the money to them.
* Announcement by Cities of Earth: http://citiesofearth.com/acyl/
* Forum thread about it all: http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13672&start=120
* Spreadsheet of what was plagiarised: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dylvKqaDleF3uDF4dYegxPhL92q2FH1pDXpzzLwj4G0/edit#gid=0
How do we adapt the database in this case? Is a plagiarised release still a release, in which the recordings have a relationship to the original recordings? I could not find anything in the documentation.
So far, I have just added a disambiguation to the artist page, which is far from ideal, or even not recommended. How come we don't have an annotation for artists? That would be the perfect place for that kind of info (especially since this person will most probably never have a dedicated Wikipedia article).
Releases can of course have an annotation with info about what was plagiarised and who created the original recording.
Moving forward, do you think AcousticBrainz could have some potential to allow e.g. Bandcamp to analyse tracks during the upload and see if it matches existing tracks on their platform, in order to identify potential plagiarism?