posted on Dec, 28 2003 @ 08:36 PM
With well over 300000 posts, unless you've read every single entry, and know how every board member writes, AND you have a photographic memory, how
would you know if it was plagerized?
There are so many news stations out there, wether local or national/world-wide... to track all of them, while still maintaining a creditable
referance for every post (including the daily new posts) would be a daunting, if not impossible, task.
Now, I cannot see Peter Jennings saying "Soothsayer, from the Fifth Realms, was quoted as saying....", so yeah, you have a point about giving credit
where credit is due. But to actually enforce it... that is something different.
And then there is this: There are, what, over 500 members logging on each day, and a total of ? members... to say that only one person has that one
idea is crazy. You cannot shout plagerism over an idea. Hell, if that was the case, look at all the quotes and threads going around right now; we'd
all be hit for plagerism!