posted on May, 24 2010 @ 08:42 PM
I am curious to know what ATS does to pursue other sites who plagiarize opening posts from ATS and its members.
I have found a few of my opening posts end up being copy and pasted from here and someone else’s name then slapped on them, and then end up having
fellow ATS members confront me on the very same threads that the Original Post has been stolen from and question me as if I have plagiarized my own
I always alert ATS and write the site involved demanding they cite ATS and me, but it doesn’t seem to much good doing either of those things as
follow ups reveal that most of the sites don’t then amend the articles to display ATS and myself as a source.
I know ATS has a firm policy on its members not plagiarizing the intellectual property of other authors and sites, and sources, but what is ATS’s
policy towards sites that plagiarize ATS and its members.
One of the sites I just did a follow up with wemustknow.net almost every article on the site has been plagiarized from ATS without ATS or the original
posters ever being cited.
What can ATS to do protect its members from being plagiarized, and how serious of an issue is it to ATS?
It seems that every time I write a significant conspiracy thread I end up having to defend against accusations of me plagiarizing it in the thread,
with the Staff of ATS never bothering to state in the thread that the work hasn’t been plagiarized.
Is the reward for providing highly original content on ATS really just being left stuck to defend it yourself and eliminate a cloud of suspicion
yourself when other sites plagiarize the opening post and fellow members stumble across that, and then accuse you of having plagiarized it from them?
If ATS investigates these matters, what actions do they take towards other sites and why can’t at least some kind of mention be made that the ATS
member is a victim of someone else plagiarizing them, and the actual author of the work once an investigation demonstrates that, by stating that a
thread where such accusations have been leveled against the Original Poster?
I like creating truly original content for ATS but I dislike having to continually defend it as such.
I would really appreciate some answers to these questions.