Who's word is it anyhow?

@Inlemay (17164)
South Africa
February 17, 2017 6:23am CST
For some time now I've noticed that people have been saying, one's writings and poetry on other sites displaying. Plagiarism is the sneaky theft of someone else's work Copied and transgressed to gain the credit perk! Every stolen word that doesn't belong to you, Is the song of someone's heart that only they should impart! Don't be a kidnapper of another persons thoughts a plagiarist will not be tolerated by the esteemed myLot sort! by Lany Kalispera everyone - My bowling team in pink! Candyfloss Pink
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@Morleyhunt (19263)
• Canada
17 Feb 17
I wouldn't dream of stealing someone else's creative work. That said. I often look at photos of quilts and other craft projects. Rather than spend money on the pattern I recreate something very similar using my own creativity...is this also a form of plagiarism?
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Feb 17
I don't think so, Morley. Many display their work for that very reason to give others ideas. If you were to take the same patterns and designs and then make a book out of them that might be considered plagiarism if you were getting money for something written down or printed off, but otherwise I wouldn't consider it stealing at all.
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@Morleyhunt (19263)
• Canada
17 Feb 17
@MarshaMusselman that's how I feel when I share photos of my work. I always hope that others find it inspiring.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
there is a difference between similar and copied . . . I made my daughter an Oscar De La Renta look alike dress for my sons wedding - similar, but never exact - and I didnt make profit off it
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 17
I never stole the work of someone else, but my latest post was stolen by a new user. Thanks to my friends here he was immediately reported.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
that is sad - this little verse just came upon me today
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• United States
17 Feb 17
I don't know that I would ever know that I had work stolen.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 17
@CoralLevang I only knew because Judy Evans let a Personal Message to inform me what happened.
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Feb 17
Great poem. The colors of your shirts drew me here since we took several when we were in Hawaii with my sisters and I in coral and the guys in blue.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
This was my first outing in what I would call "Candyfloss Pink" we looked great - thanks for noticing it
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
19 Feb 17
I've found several of my posts on other sites. These sites don't display a name or address where I could send my complaint to. What can I do? Should I get a lawyer for international copyright law for such a trifle? I can only fume! @LadyDuck This happened to me on bubblews. A post of mine appeared under a different name some days after I had posted it. How silly can one get? Of course, it was deleted at once.
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
19 Feb 17
I have made a search and here is a link with step by step instructions to report Plagiarism: I had a couple of my old posts copied on another site, but I was able to contact the Moderator. If you have the name of the site I can check where to send the complain.
Content authors: Report plagiarism of your Web site to Google or Yahoo. Students: Report a student who is cheating. I will contact the student's teacher for you.
@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
19 Feb 17
@LadyDuck I'll think about it. But the posts have been on these sites for quite some time. Is it worth the trouble?
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@LadyDuck (187471)
• Switzerland
19 Feb 17
@MALUSE It does not take a lot of time, I think that plagiarists should always be reported.
• Philippines
17 Feb 17
Anyway whatever we say they don't get it and just earn from what they stole. There is this blogger who copy-paste a blog and then earn from it 60000.00 pesos a month. And he was happy about it. But for him he just want to do some earning tonsupport his daily living. While others are bloodily squeezed their minds with their idea and earn coins. Funny but true... Funny but frustrating at times.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
yes very frustrating more than anything by the sounds of most of the people I read finding out, their work has been plagiarized
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• Philippines
17 Feb 17
@Inlemay that's sad to here.... I wonder how can somebody live and sleep like that. Maybe for them it is just a game.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27396)
• United States
17 Feb 17
I never have understood why people steal anythingits just wicked.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
wicked it a great description of the deed
@Kandae11 (40340)
17 Feb 17
Nice poem and nice picture.
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
thank you
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Feb 17
I love it, "a kidnapper of another persons thoughts" (credit to Lani hehehe), LOVELY poem
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
17 Feb 17
I thought I used my colourful words very wisely - thank you - credit accepted
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@SophieY (899)
• South Africa
28 Feb 17
are they still up to this mischief?
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@garymarsh6 (14732)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 17
It is not nice to steal someone elses work. I have noticed a few over the last few days!
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@rebelann (43527)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Feb 17
It's a shame that people do things like that, they also steal photos.
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@syeow1 (5132)
• India
17 Feb 17
Oh sounds great.i really get impressed..Nice peace of poetry
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@JudyEv (140807)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb 17
Plagiarism is the pits. And don't you all look lovely in your candyfloss pink outfits?
@akalinus (22837)
• United States
18 Feb 17
Plagiarism is not accepted at any credible site. It will get you bounced out of any writing site.
@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
Love the photo. I've been targeted by plagiarisers, but not lately thank goodness.
@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
17 Feb 17
Knavery knows no bounds
@Corbin5 (122327)
• United States
17 Feb 17
A lovely bowling team you have!!! A wise lesson in your post!