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Johnny Cash helps urban education.

Are people copying your posts?

I am noticing - and hearing from you - that more and more of your posts are being outright copied and pasted by others - with no regards to who their rightful owner is -- and with no credit being offered to you as the original author.

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people shouldn't steal what they don't have yo! If it's not yours then don't steal! Pray for the wrath of God on there soul that's what I do and for God to convict in the heart!

44 months ago

Is there any wrong with that? if your post copied by others? for me i think we are helping each other ..cause they can follow the site of the original blogger...is it or the program is not capable to this?

44 months ago

I don't think copying someone word for word should be allowed, many ideas will be passed around sure, that can't be avoided. Obviously not everyone could possibly know what everyone else is doing on here the site is so big.

But when someone copies and pastes the entire work its just wrong esp. an original ie. not from wikipedia, dictionary.com, or some encyclopedia site. On a lesser note I realize many of my posted pictures/videos (not all) but many of them are simply web finds but its still a lil frustrating when a fan suddenly starts promoting the same picture/video for attention.

A public site but if everyone copies everyone else then whats the point of it all anymore...

Deleting accounts for a copy offense seems excessive, but mirroring another blogger should not be allowed. AT THE VERY LEAST our personal posts/blogs & pictures of ourselves/friends/family should be protected.

44 months ago

they shouldnt i did the work my fans read bc what i wrote this other person is makin money off of my hard work no way other wise no 1 will read anything because they will be reading the same thing over and over which hurts no but the people who are doing it for fun or make money. aint that why we do this for fun, money, or see other peoples views on stuff? if its all mirrowed whats the point?

44 months ago

Honestly I even dont want that I copy from any site ,left alone that my COPIED are stolen and copied again.at least I have spent time to collect the data and I should be awarded for that time i put in.Its a dishonestly and it should not be allowed at all.I suggest that the fanbox should make a policy about it and spread it all over as a term and condition ,and if any one violate it. the punishment should be membership cancellation.Specially you should be hard on stealling personal pictures of another member.

44 months ago

I think its not good to copy blogs as the users who really investing time in finding stuff, if its copied by other users it the most easy thing to do. Fanbox should have some copyright as it can be done as users are growing on Fanbox

44 months ago

if someone want to copy some words, maybe one should use quotations... quoted from, mentioning the title and the dates and the owner, in respect to the owner, then followed by ones opinion or ideas, sort of interacting ones opinion , emotions and ideas...sharing of real experiences. It is like one is learning form the other's experiences.It is more on human interactions through networking. No two person can be the same in everything. there could be similar thoughts or experiences but different in perceptions and acceptance. The degree and intensity of emotions varies. Expression of words and strategies though similar but can never be the same. That is the uniqueness of the person. Each has his own style, has his own art and design, to write and to express...

44 months ago

Copying is another form of dishonesty, cheating and stealing...

44 months ago

It is unethical behavior when creations are copied and not credited or linked back to original source. Some photos are hard to credit however.

44 months ago

hai

44 months ago

nice

44 months ago

agree to the comment above...

44 months ago

it is cheating if it will be copied from the title down to the last period...or word for word...from the original blogger. It is true we learn from reading, from sharing, and sometimes we quoted from it.....give credit to the original blogger...

44 months ago

in agree to Abdullah...thanks.

44 months ago

Admin of this site must filter those copying blog/s. Originality is the best!

44 months ago

As we all know that mostly of our articles are copied from the other site, so why not be kind to others and let them copy our post too. That's a kind of sharing and as a community we need to help each other and share ideas... It doesn't bother me at all, I'm glad that someone had earned some amount from my ideas, specially the beginners, they need help to begin and I know that someday they will learn and get inspired to make their own post. All I ask is to give credit to the sources as a retun favor

41 months ago

I agree with Katherine.

23 months ago

I agree with you katherine, mostly the article which is post here in fanbox are copied to different site, I also encountered this last time, I got the article from my old mails and I post it here with diff. pictures I even don't know that there is a same article with other user which is my friend, when she mailed me telling that she had that same blog what I have done is i apologies and I deleted my post immediately.even I haven't seen here post.but in that issue that is not a big deal for me.they also many member who are copying my blogs from my old account without any permission, I knew that this site is all for sharing giving a good information, Idea, etc. so for those who are copying my post I am happy that it will be shared to many many people around this site.

41 months ago

Some do feel it was copy but i would like to name it another , Inspiration, may some blogs could have been inspirational so he would have done a blog that 90% similar to her. his blog

41 months ago

if its educative n beneficial for others to read, there is no harm copying n pasting,otherwise copying for the sake of it is no good idea

41 months ago

well... fanbox 4 me is a good place 2 sahred all of my thoughts...and as creative person who love an original things..even sometimes i copy paste other people photos...that doesn't mean i agree with piracy...an original things we should respected alot on the highest places...n many times that my artworks have been copied by others...my opinion about this i think fanbox should make 2 systems..so the authors can choose it in freely...do they allowed other people copied or not...i think this helpfull alot 4 the creative members in fanbox...before they publish they should choose an option it's allowed or not...

regards...n still creative \m/

40 months ago

: hi johnny! i was wondering why my posts are becoming a DRAFT when i see no YELLOW HiGHLiGHTED SOMETHiNG ON MY POST. how do i determine which is wrong with my posts? =( i feeL reaLLy bad speciaLLy when i see some photos & videos that is aLready showing nudity posted by other fanbox bLoggers & these are reaLLy earning big money, even their advertisements are approved by fanbox. how come fanbox aLLow such, when mine is just a simpLe post but has been automaticaLLy moved into DRAFT. =( =( =( =( =(

39 months ago

Not everyone is fans with everyone. So they may have a blog that they got off of Yahoo and someone else found that article as well. It doesn't mean that they are copying your work. Again how can we see what everyone else has posted and make sure we do not copy it.

On the other side of things, if you have pulled an article off Yahoo or MSN expect that someone is going to pull that same article especially if the relationship posts get a lot of attention. Not because someone knows that you have it, but simply because they saw that article too.

Things that should not be copied are posts or blogs that have been written by the person that posted it. Those I do not think should be copied. Same goes for personal photos and stories, etc.

39 months ago

For me this is not a big issue to deal , in the first place most of the content here were only copied or rephrase and referenced to upfront share to everyone.

It's only against the conscience of anyone who just copied it without referencing the source or claimed it as the original owner.

39 months ago

I agree with TK..and some of what people are saying is true some of my stuff has come off the net..but i went looking for it. a while back when I was just starting one of my blogs was copied word for word..same pictures used and everything..I was angry I was the one who took the time and made the effort to get the information out there. If people want to blog and make money then they should hve to work for it too.

39 months ago

@ JENNY LEE : thank you ms jenny! ^_^

39 months ago

I think its not that impirtant because we all seem to attached video and pixs taking from the web etc etc... Because when we make our post we can either let others to copy the links or not by clicking the check button and also, that its the encouragement given by fanbox to benefits by advertise others post and earn too there! So, more like its better idea to do that than not!

39 months ago

I personally love the original writings. I don't like to copy or ,I don't like my writings being copied. But quoting is the different thing. I love that people bring some previews of books, news, some knowledge, to fanbox, but we all must respect the original authors, by mentioning their name, to honour their work. So I agree with quoting not just copy. On the other hand, we have to think about the standard of FanBox. We don't want to get FanBox a bad name. I doubtfully think some of them even read what they copied and pasted in their blogs, What I want to say is" quote " instead of just "copy and paste" PS: about using youtube, it is very obvious , we don't need to mention the name .youtube, because it is already there.

39 months ago

it's something to be flattered if a post has been allowed by the blogger to be copied, but then it could violate one's attention if the post has been copied otherwise. Technically, let the Fanbox rules and policy prevails with respect to everyone who doesn't want their posts being copied, and for those who want to share their post to be copied unconditionally, which perhaps maybe a fulfillment on their being a blogger, that in their own way of thinking, its their idea (post) that still matter and that it helps here in Fanbox which helps many people around the Globe..

39 months ago

I completely agree with TK.

39 months ago

achi add ha

39 months ago

I am going to answer this in 2 parts.
Part one, if you comment on someones post it will appear on your own profile page, that is not stealing someones blog.

PART TWO If you copy someones blog and then reissue it as your own to make money from it, THAT IS STEALING AND KNOWN AS COPYWRITE INFRINGEMENT Fanbox should have a way to report re-posted blogs as being stolen but then again, how to trace back to the orginal person can be hairraising LOL

I am willing to bet that the ones that are "stealing" blogs are from Ghana and other scam countries that people are hitting here trying to get us to go to yahoo.

39 months ago

i agree with you! =)

38 months ago

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36 months ago

nice post

34 months ago