Copying articles

@re08dz (1941)
Australia
December 19, 2006 7:26pm CST
Why is it that so many people seem to think it's okay to either start a discussion with what is a blatent copy and paste of someone elses hard work or use an entire article (or part of) in a response without giving any credit to the original author? I have several articles on a variety of topics floating around the internet and with each submission I happily give others permission to use said articles as long as the relevant resource boxes, links or credit etc is given. And I for one would be devastated if I found someone using one of my articles and basically claiming it as their own words to start their own discussion for the sake of a few cents. As far as I can tell this is not only a breach of myLots rules it can also get the person using the article in a lot of trouble and the few cents they earn for doing it would be nothing compared to what it may cost them. If they find an article (news item etc) and they want to discuss it surely it's not too hard to digest the information and then start a discussion in your own words?
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8 responses
• India
26 Dec 06
yeah.. but then, i guess that's one area in which myLot scores.. you can report abuse and go for the kill, as you've already been doing.. though it does get difficult to track down who's been copying on a regular basis..
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
True - though it seems that those same people tend to keep turning up in different discussions so sooner or later people will find and report them.
@gopal_85 (510)
• India
25 Dec 06
i think so such like persons should be banned from mylot. and that thing should be done by us. by finding the copier and notifying it to mylot.
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@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
I agree totally - it's so widespread though, I just found where someone copied and pasted the first part of a short story as a response. Surely these people know they could get into a lot of trouble and not just with myLot?
@kylesmiles (1914)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I have seen people copy and paste articles too. But I am taking the time to report them to Mylot and also giving them a negative rating! ;) I hope that you have reported anyone you see doing this? I hope you also reported the people you saw copy your discussions?? :) It will help mylot!
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@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
Thanks for the response and yes I have been reporting them for copying the articles - I think what riles me more than anything (aside from them scamming to get a few extra cents) is the knowledge that someone else worked hard to produce their article and it's not right that others are taking credit for it. Oh and I've never had anyone copy my discussions (hmm wonder what that says about the quality of my discussions? :-) )
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I have no idea why people are being so lazy doing stuff like this. I guess they are just not creative enough to come up with something on they're own.
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@adnan007 (1083)
• India
27 Dec 06
my lot have given the permission to copy or paste from any other site so we cant say any thing about that now.
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
I think (and I could be wrong) that you can copy/paste small snippets provided you add the link directing where it came from. I truly can't imagine them allowing people to just copy entire articles etc - not only is it a way to cheat myLot of money - but it can open up a whole other can of worms when it comes to things like plagiarism and copyright etc.
@manmaxman (850)
• India
19 Mar 07
these is not wright that to copy the same thing that for that other did the hard work it just hert the person. i also started a thing and someone copyed it same to same it make me angry
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I would say from what I can understand if the originator of the article gives permission to copy it people can but they need to include the source where they got it. Some are copywritten and should not be copied without permission - doing otherwise is plagerism and will get people banned from mylot.
• India
25 Dec 06
ok ..........