Plagiarism on Steemit | The print shop of @furkanzai | comment by @naturicia | English
Plagiarism is everywhere. It is also becoming a problem on Steemit. If there are more than a thousand entries in @cheetah's articles, which are each a post mostly copied in large parts or simply stolen, this is frightening.
Now, of course, you have to see that @cheetah is sometimes wrong and that's why some authors are mistakenly listed there, but that's only one side of the coin.
In truth, however, there are also a lot of stolen posts that are not recognized by the bot. He can't find everything, either.
What is plagiarism?
unlawful appropriation of another's thoughts, ideas or the like in the artistic or scientific field and their publication; theft of intellectual property
Translated into English from Duden
A plagiarism is according to Duden a theft, a theft of the written ideas of another. In terms of Steemit, this is copying articles from other bloggers or other websites.
If I simply say it would be my article and take the earnings for the work of another one just to make money.
Plagiarism on Steemit - The Example @furkanzai
Also on Steemit there are enough accounts that illegally spend other material than theirs. Especially brazen was @furkanzai and his second accounts @zayfurkhanhan and completely new created @furkanzaii.
The account is newly created, because the other two were flagged after reports to steemcleaners, because that was plagiarism of the worst kind.
He also copied a post of mine. But the brazen thing was that I included my account name in the headline, which was simply copied along with it.
But I'm not an individual case. He has already introduced himself as a man and woman with stolen #introduceyourself-Posts. Some of the performances also came in duplicate.
On 24 January my dad @zayfurkhan gave me an own Steemit account and I started making posts
Five Days on Steemit - 20 Followers - Thank you! - unbelievable experience
First of all, he introduced himself on both accounts:
And then he published the same kind of posts on both accounts. Plagiarism both times.
Problems with plagiarism on Steemit
The biggest problem is probably the income of the people who copy them. There are already offers like @steemcleaners that actively fight it, but there are certainly still a lot of posts that will make a lot of money. The SBD and SP, which should flow to the actual author, flow into the wrong pocket.
Also problematic is the point blockchain. We are all also on Steemit because we like the principle of Social Blockchain. However, this principle also has the disadvantage that copied material cannot be erased. In this way, no one can prosecute or punish copyright infringements. The actual authors only has the options to flag the corresponding posts or let others do it.
How do you defend yourself against plagiarism?
Personally, I like to reach for the flag when I see spam or plagiarism. So also in this example, where I have massively flagged all three accounts in order to minimize the expected income. Even though my voting power was very low after it, I thought this was worth a few percent.
Another option I also used is the way to @steemcleaners.
I have already mentioned them more often and I will do so again, because it is simply a great project. With a lot of delegated and own SP they try to make spam unprofitable.
So if you want to report someone to them, just submit a request on their website.
And finally a thank-you to @croctopus, who discovered the copy of article and sent it to me in an exemplary way. Thank you for that.
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