Tim Morton says: Our previous word list on PreservedWords.com was compiled from various sources and we made no claim to originality. This Spring (2011) a man named Philip Kapusta contacted us claiming some of the definitions in the previous list were from a copyrighted work of his called The King James Dictionary. During our discussions of his claims Mr. Kapusta provided many proofs that our King James Dictionary came from what his copyrighted work. He further elaborated that the dictionary could be traced to a prior work of his, called KJVocabulary. In comparing our definitions with his it appears that his claims of his authorship are correct.
Although we do not agree at all with Mr. Kapusta's definitions, his claim is correct in that the definitions in our dictionary are consistent with his. Mr. Kapusta does not have an agenda to manifest. Upon examination, we have found that Mr. Kapusta's definitions have found their way into our dictionary.
Mr. Kapusta does not believe there were any blatant intents on our part to violate his copyright.
Mr. Kapusta's definitions are of course subjective
at time, such as his definition
for "immorality," which means different things to different people.
The Results of Mr. Kapusta's Claims
When Mr. Kapusta first contacted us we doubted his copyright claims
because we thought the dictionary was quite common and generic. A
considerable part of it is very typical and common, but the definitions
he specifically identified as his own are in fact true. They actually do show
his "thumbprint," and when we realized this we took the list down.