Sunday, October 25, 2009

Theft

I really dislike plagiarism.

I really dislike people who take the credit for things that are not theirs,
for work that does not belong to them,
for ideas that did not come from them.

As a writer myself,
I would HATE anyone who took my short-stories,
my poems,
my writing,
and called it theirs.

I do not know what I would do if I should browse the net one day,
to see MY poem, or MY short story, or MY writing there
with someone else's name at the bottom.

That was MY work,
MY words,
MY sweat and blood.

MINE.

And I'll be d***ed if I allow such things to happen before my own eyes.

I shall not remain quiet.

You might not like me very much then.

But I feel strongly about this. So there.

Such people should not have the right to demand respect from others.
How dare they ??

How can I ever look at someone like that again without disgust ?

Plagiarism is theft.
A crime.
One that I do not, will not, tolerate.

8 comments:

The Bee said...

who likes? only the one guilty of plagiarism!
well ones with no integrity..
think this is rampant nowadays...
so did anyone steal your stories or writings???

shandye. said...

omg omg omg...
terasa kejap. cuz the pyscho asaimen the other day... towards the end i ada satu chunk of sentences yg langsung i tak paraphrase. huhu.. main cekup, paste n tukar font je...

huhu....

owh... goodluck for tomorrow, honey!

Lisa ^^, said...

>>The Bee @ Ma
No la. Well, none that I know of >.< I'm just saying that that's how I'd feel if someone did such a thing to me. I equate plagiarism to that :)

>>shandye
Ahaha. Be careful, I might unleash my terrible anti-plagiarism self on you !! wakakaka
Thanks ma dear ! Baru habis paper. Sorry la, tak nampak you tadi pun. Anyways, all the best for the next paper - Shitty Thinking Skills !! XD

Arnan Koh said...

you could copyright your work... but i guess there is little you could do against someone whom you don't know, who used your work... i mean, will you take up a lawsuit because of that??

Lisa ^^, said...

No. I wouldn't go through all that trouble. >.<
But I am utterly disgusted by people who can actually do that and not be ridden with guilt. Disgusting !!

David Leong Kin Ming said...

oh no. plagiarism. but aren't we all guilty of some form of theft? =)

piracy, writing assignments off the internet without giving proper references in our reports and all.

sinners we are!

David Leong Kin Ming said...

arnan? lol.. hi cousin. what a place to meet

Lisa ^^, said...

Well, I don't know about YOU, David, ahaha but I try to write all my references as far as possible. I do NOT cut and paste. I quote, and I say so in my report. Ahem.