Agloe

fictional place in New York state, USA; featured in the fictional work Paper Towns by John Green

Agloe is a fictional hamlet in Colchester, Delaware County, New York, that became an actual landmark after mapmakers made up the community as a phantom settlement, an example of a "copyright trap" and similar to a trap street. Agloe was put onto the map in order to catch plagiarism as it appears only on their map and not on any others. Soon, using fictional "copyright traps" became a typical strategy in mapmaker design to thwart plagiarism. Agloe was known as a "paper town" because of this.
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narrative location: Agloe

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Paper Towns

2008 novel by John Green

author: John Green

2008

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