the act of taking the writings [or works] of another person and passing them off as one’s own. The fraudulence is closely related to forgery and piracy—practices generally in violation of copyright laws.
the unauthorized or prohibited use of works covered by copyright law, in a way that violates one of the copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works.
Elinor wrote:Really people, you're just asking yourself for a permanent ban from YWS.
Kamas wrote:The length [of the ban] depends on the severity of the plagiarized material, usually two weeks. Other times, it can be longer.
seeminglymeaningless wrote:lol, I'm not supporting plagiarism, but what would you call fan fiction? I'm sure that most people don't say, "Harry Potter, Hermione Granger are (c) J.K Rowling" at the bottom of their story.I agree when it comes to art that if you've made a photo manipulation you should supply a link to all other artworks/artists and (if possible/known) give the name to the artist.
people can plagiarise absolutely by accident
I'm not sure if the original author/artist would like to be acknowledged as the inspiration of a fan fiction.
What if you have an account somewhere else, like DA, and you put the same pic up on both? How can you tell if that's the case? Some people have accounts on both, just under different names.
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