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can you get in trouble for stealing poetry online?

And claiming it as your own?

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prinzesstephi

Asked by prinzesstephi at 6:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Technology

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  • if you get caught then yes

    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 6:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Yes...it is called plagiarism.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 6:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Stealing any piece of literature and calling it your own is plagiarism and illegal.

    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 6:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Simple answer. Yes.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:28 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Obviously it's plagiarism... I mean, are there any real consequences? My fifteen year old niece has been plagiarizing poetry and putting it up on her Facebook as her own and doesn't seem to think that there's anything wrong with it.
    prinzesstephi

    Comment by prinzesstephi (original poster) at 6:36 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • People quote stuff on facebook all the time. Unless she is like read my new poem I want to get it published then she's not writing it she is sharing it.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 6:42 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Yes. That's A Felony to claim someone else's work as your own.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:54 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • If she's reported to fb, they would be within their rights to delete her account and ban her from the site. Mention that, it may get her attention.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:12 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Yes, have known people who got caught.
    Librarylady60

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 11:23 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

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