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« Reply #125 on: March 13, 2012, 18:19 »
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Well this is an interesting thread, I've only just come across it. I'm not going to give my view as it differs from Roxxstocks' and I'm not really in the mood for the abuse he's thrown at other contributors here.

Suffice to say lets hope "I REST MY CASE" does actually mean he will rest his case, as he can't obviously see that at least 90% of the people on here do not agree with his opinions.

Druid


« Reply #126 on: March 13, 2012, 18:28 »
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Well this is an interesting thread, I've only just come across it. I'm not going to give my view as it differs from Roxxstocks' and I'm not really in the mood for the abuse he's thrown at other contributors here.

Suffice to say lets hope "I REST MY CASE" does actually mean he will rest his case, as he can't obviously see that at least 90% of the people on here do not agree with his opinions.

Druid
I have not thrown any abuse at anyone in this thread (apart from the Swede who miraculously disappeared and *** ***** who deserved it.

What you do not see (but I do) is a very significant number of people that relish this debate of plagiarism (by email). 120 (ish) people posting but over 2,700 reading the thread. You do the math. I am not alone. Not alone at all. And trust me, it is not 90%.

« Reply #127 on: March 13, 2012, 18:42 »
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Well this is an interesting thread, I've only just come across it. I'm not going to give my view as it differs from Roxxstocks' and I'm not really in the mood for the abuse he's thrown at other contributors here.

Suffice to say lets hope "I REST MY CASE" does actually mean he will rest his case, as he can't obviously see that at least 90% of the people on here do not agree with his opinions.

Druid
I have not thrown any abuse at anyone in this thread (apart from the Swede who miraculously disappeared and *** ***** who deserved it.

What you do not see (but I do) is a very significant number of people that relish this debate of plagiarism (by email). 120 (ish) people posting but over 2,700 reading the thread. You do the math. I am not alone. Not alone at all. And trust me, it is not 90%.

I'm not really interested in your figures and I'm not disputing them you'll have no doubt taken the trouble to find out how many people have contributed and read this thread. To be truthful I've found it quite interesting with some good points made on both sides of the arguement.

I was merely interested in whether you were actually going to rest your case thats all..............

CarlssonInc

« Reply #128 on: March 14, 2012, 00:16 »
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Well this is an interesting thread, I've only just come across it. I'm not going to give my view as it differs from Roxxstocks' and I'm not really in the mood for the abuse he's thrown at other contributors here.

Suffice to say lets hope "I REST MY CASE" does actually mean he will rest his case, as he can't obviously see that at least 90% of the people on here do not agree with his opinions.

Druid
I have not thrown any abuse at anyone in this thread (apart from the Swede who miraculously disappeared and *** ***** who deserved it.

What you do not see (but I do) is a very significant number of people that relish this debate of plagiarism (by email). 120 (ish) people posting but over 2,700 reading the thread. You do the math. I am not alone. Not alone at all. And trust me, it is not 90%.

Miraculously disappeared hahaha Roxxstock YOU MISS ME, that is so sweet!

Still puzzled why you can't be civil and why you carry so much anger towards me? You can't hack a discussion, opinions being different from those of yours?

I'll let the immature and unnecessary remark regarding my nationality slide. I even let your "*** *****" slide, but just for good measure I say "**** ***" too ;)

Anyway, this is not about you or me, but we should all take home that finger pointing even in cyberspace can have dire consequences therefore one should be very careful with the pointing, no matter how sure you think you are, there are always a chance you don't just know everything - not everything is how it seems and there is a huge scope for mistakes in accusing someone like this.

Also, I still fail to understand people who make other people's business their own such as in this case. The OP had not had his work copied, he was not at loss, he wasn't asked by the "original" to do this and he certainly doesn't know without a doubt that the "copy" was a true offender and that the "original" was completely innocent. So why do it?  

Anyway Roxxstock, you have rested your case, so I guess this thread is over and done with. Thanks for the show.

All the best (sincerely)

The Swede.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 00:19 by CarlssonInc. Stock Imagery Production »

CarlssonInc

« Reply #129 on: March 14, 2012, 00:49 »
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@Roxxstock

I PMed, but not sure whether it got sent properly, hopefully it did, otherwise let me know and I send it again. Doesn't sent messages end up in the outbox? I can't seem to find sent messages anywhere.

« Reply #130 on: March 15, 2012, 04:34 »
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It may be worth bearing in mind that if I lost my SS account as a result of a false allegation of plagiarism on a public forum I would sue for substantial damages for defamation, loss of reputation and loss of earnings. Even on the most modest earnings assumptions, I suspect damages would exceed $1m.
So we can, I suppose, assume that those accused of plagiarism are protected by law and those making the accusations are either very stupid or absolutely certain of their grounds.
Bear in mind that there is no risk at all to SS in closing an account because of an allegation - they have the right to terminate the relationship whenever they like, so all the risk lies with whoever alleges plagiarism.
I have, in fact, been falsely accused, but that was in the very first month of my microstock existence and in the end I settled for an apology and the promise of a beer. The accusation did make me very angry indeed as there was no "inspiration" at all, beyond my playing with different aspects of an idea, one of which happened to coincide with what someone else had done.
As others have noted, there are a lot of ways that plagiarism can appear to have taken place when it hasn't so it would be wise to be cautious before using the internet to destroy someone's reputation.


 

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