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can you get in trouble for stealing poetry online?

And claiming it as your own?

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

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  • if you get caught then yes


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

  • is called plagiarism.

    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.


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

  • Simple answer. Yes.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

  • Yes, have known people who got caught.

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

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