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What do you do if your work is plagiarized?

  1. Nellieanna profile image81
    Nellieannaposted 6 years ago

    What do you do if your work is plagiarized?

    If the deed is done, using your exact words under the person's by-line and much later he asks you what you think, what DO you think - or say - or do?  Call him on it? Shame him?  Report it? Ask it to be removed? Feel sorry for someone that lacking in original ideas and let it go?

  2. rlaha profile image68
    rlahaposted 6 years ago

    I would call the person on it in front of others so that there were witnesses.  I would also report it.

  3. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    When my biography was stolen, I reported it and wrote about. The person was banned from these sites. But I have to remain vigilante. I found my bio again under another name -probably the same person using another fake name.

  4. Sue Bond profile image74
    Sue Bondposted 6 years ago

    What an odd thing to plagiarize!  Why on earth would anyone want to take your by-line - as that describes who you are! 

    1.  You could ask them to remove it and come from a humorous angel - not realizing you had a twin...  You could tell them they have unique qualities that make they who they are and to use those in their by-line.  Plus you could say you realize that they may be new to the web and may not realize that you're not to copy another person's work without permission. 

    (I don't think this type of copying would fall under the  fair use part of the copyright act in the US or fair dealing in Canada.)

    2.  If that doesn't work - then report it to the webhost/service.  Let them know that you've contacted the person on x date and asked them to remove it and they did not.

    3.  Do what a friend did when there was a double-booking for an event space. Imagine the issue resolving exactly as you want it to.  See it in your mind.  Feel how you'd feel if it was solved. 

    Hope that helps.

  5. nicregi profile image78
    nicregiposted 6 years ago

    Normally what I will do is I will report it and let it be. I know it will have effect on me in some way but due to internet, really tough to 'ban' these guys.

    Sad but true though. My 2 cents smile

  6. stuff4you profile image65
    stuff4youposted 6 years ago

    Report it when possible as well as announce on my own blog or hub (wherever applicable) that "such and such user copied me!" I may try and do so without advertising this user's page or account.