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Writers, how do you feel about plagiarists and why do you feel that way?


As a writer, how do plagiarists make you feel? Do you think it's no big deal if someone steals words and passes them off as their own work, or do you think it's just as bad as stealing something physical? Personally, I find myself a bit annoyed that a lot of people people I know think plagiarism is no big deal and plagiarists irritate me much, much more than they probably should. How do you feel about plagiarists and plagiarism and why?

 

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I love the poem! Plagiarists bug me with what they do far beyond its effect on my own work. When I'm investigating copies of my own work, I often find the same person has stolen from many others.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I don't feel flattered anymore than I'd feel flattered by having my pocket picked, either. I'd like to find a way to get this concept through to some of the non-writers in my life. Thanks for your input!

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    LOL! I can only imagine how such a thing reads after translation. I know Americans who can't understand British humor and that's when it's in English.


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    Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler) 2 years ago

    Yeah it takes hours of research. I review anime, movies, and TV shows, so I can easily spend more than 10 hours on just the watching per article. Not to mention the rare book review I manage and all the time it takes to read a book. It's not fair.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    It seems almost like hubs are doused in some kind of catnip that attracts thieves because plagiarists seem to steal a lot of hubs. Good luck with your DMCAs. I hope the thieves who took your words get taken down soon.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    It's like playing whack-a-mole, fighting plagiarists; you knock one down and he just pops up somewhere else with a new name.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I agree completely. I hate how it causes me to check the writing of others for plagiarism before I subscribe to their blogs or feeds, too. I don't enjoy being suspicious, but I really don't want to support plagiarists, no matter who they steal from.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Pick-pocketing is a good analogy!

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I doubt I'll ever understand their motivation, either. Silly as it sounds, I created this question to use as evidence that most writers strongly dislike plagiarism both for use in a hub and to show it to a particular person who doesn't "get" it.


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Thanks for answering. I wonder why it's so obvious to us, but some people just see nothing wrong with it?

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    They tend to have many, many victims, too. Unfortunately, they just need a name change to start over with a clean reputation. I'm off to look at your profile to see your hub on the subject.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I think the whole economy must (and eventually will) change, creating new ways for people who create intellectual property to make a living on it. Something has to give and I think it starts with educating people. Thanks for your insight.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Most of my AC articles had been copied by the time it shut down. If you want to get your rights to yours back, you can file DMCAs using the wayback machine URLs where you can see them for the authorized copy location space on the form.


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    RTalloni 2 years ago

    While you make a good point about 100% original, and there's good food for thought on that topic, "slightly bothered" is not an appropriate description of how those writing to make a living feel if someone absconds with their work/reputation.


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