MyLot, Money, and Discussions.

United States
July 9, 2010 3:38am CST
Tell me... is it considered theft if someone copies completely someone else's MyLot discussion and posts it as their own? I think it should be considered theft, since someone is being paid to post that to earn money, and if someone else uses the exact same discussion, they are taking money that the original writer could be earning to support themselves/a family. Call me an idiot if it's in the F.A.Q haha, because... I did not read it all, because usually I'm careful about what I post, but don't you agree? If not plagiarism on MyLot... then... theft... financially. Maybe it doesn't make sense... but you see my point, yes?
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@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Jul 10
It certainly is plagiarism and not allowed on Mylot
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• United States
9 Jul 10
Haha I thought so! How can MyLot tell though? My posts are all pretty dumb, but I wouldn't want them stolen either way. Prolly not a good idea to ask... people may think I want to. Never mind! I guess the original writer happens upon it and reports? I'll go with that. :D
@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Jul 10
I would imagine that that is the case. Can you imagine reading a discussion and getting that feeling of deja vu, then you realise that it is your original discussion!!
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• United States
11 Jul 10
oldchem1 has it right! bloo_equinox, I won't reveal how we can tell because I don't want to give anyone any ideas, but believe me, we can tell.
• India
9 Jul 10
Yes it's definitely cheating and no one should do that or they would not be in Mylot anymore. Everyone has some rules and regulations to follow and they must do so. Then only can one gain importance and points in real life.
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@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Taking someone else's writings without the original writer's consent is considered stealing or in legal term called "theft". But since it is a writing, it is considered or caller as "plagiarism"...One must acknowledge the original author when you want to copy his work and not merely copy the whole work.