Last night it was brought to my attention that once again our IPK Ficverse was faced with blatant plagiarism by individuals who clearly has no sense of shame.
The site MYEDUNIYA.COM, while not alone, has become a space that writers are wary of. Perhaps they believe that being away from India Forums and the blog sphere, means they won’t be caught. Not the case.
However, as I have heard outcries of “I didn’t know that’s plagiarism!” let’s define it.
the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. aka: copying and pasting from another source.
It includes but not limited to taking someone’s words, artwork, design, and unique ideas.
If you were “inspired by” then CREDIT THE CREATOR.
However, when you take something verbatim without the expressed consent of the creator, that is a copyright infringement.
The act of taking credit for someone’s work is damaging. To the writers, who are rightfully upset that their endeavor is treated so thoughtlessly and ultimately to all readers as such incidents result in private blogs or the complete deletion of stories.
For anything to thrive it needs to be nurtured.
I ask that all who takes part of the Ficverse to keep a vigilant eye out. Report to and defend our writers.
I ask that we treat each other with the respect we would want for ourselves.
To plagiarists, I have only the piece of advice from my sex ed teacher: Just don’t do it.
CLEAN-UP TASK FORCE:
I will update this post w/ links that I come across or is brought to my attention.
TASK #1: Meena12 has been reposting one shots from molten-lava, RockBarbie, serialjunkie, harrybiggens and more! Over 10 + pages! While she is not claiming them as hers, it is not cool without the expressed consent of the writers. Please kindly help me report this to the mods. TASK #2: Os_Champ has the balls to repost one shots from BlueMystique, Omoraboti, InvisibleSmile and many others!
The report button may not be functional at the moment, please send an email to email@example.com ladies. To make life easy for all, you can copy and paste this 😀
Subject: Urgent Plagiarism Report
Hello Admin, it has come to my attention that user Os_Champ is reposting works that belongs to others. Kindly help us take a stance against this theft of intellectual property by removing the posts. http://myeduniya.com/mydiary/?name=Os_Champ
Thank you Raven for the email!
TASK #3: Sanjoli I spy works from Whiterose, Pancakes, Bumblebee, Vikadesigirl, Chaverah and many others. >.< Hit that report buttons please.