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#419659 - 12/20/12 03:31 PM Re: Plagiarized work from MS [Re: EGL]
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Registered: 12/30/10
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Eddie,
I'm sorry that in the business of my life I have not frequented the Poetry forum. The infringement of your copyright piqued my interest and I searched out your work here on MS.

Your work is powerful. It is not surprising it has been plagiarized.

Friend, perhaps the plagiarism is a sign it is time for you to step it up and consider getting published or self-publishing.

Without question, you have a gift and a well-honed craft.

Keith smile
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#419685 - 12/20/12 07:25 PM * [Re: EGL]
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Edited by Smalltown80sBoy (04/29/13 01:25 PM)

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#419708 - 12/20/12 09:50 PM Re: Plagiarized work from MS [Re: EGL]
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Thanks, Keith, I appreciate your kind words! smile

And yes, Gary, that's it exactly.

For those interested, here's the link to my poem here on MS that was lifted:

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=160336&page=8

When I was in therapy for all the crap of the past, I was having a difficult time putting into words my thoughts on things. So the T suggested that I try to verbalize it to him in the first person. That didn't work. So then he suggested that I write it out. But that just felt clinical. Next, he suggested that I write it out in poetry form. That was a breakthrough moment for me because the words just flowed and flowed and flowed. I had found my voice. smile So to see that voice ripped off like this is very hurtful and makes it all seem cheapened.
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#419776 - 12/21/12 04:00 PM Re: Plagiarized work from MS [Re: EGL]
WriterKeith Offline
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Eddie,

Yes, by all means, it is upsetting. I've had it happen, except it was a song. The song was recorded and published under someone else's name, who also registered the copyright and ultimately collected the royalties. I learned a lesson.

Register your copyrights, "publish" your work with as many non-relative witnesses as possible, and publicize your ownership.

Your voice on this poem has not actually been stolen since you have taken action. Follow it through. It's a healing experience for survivors to defend their boundaries.

Register that poem and all the others today. It will be your own New Year's gift.
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#419785 - 12/21/12 05:15 PM * [Re: EGL]
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Edited by Smalltown80sBoy (04/29/13 01:26 PM)

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#419786 - 12/21/12 05:41 PM Re: Plagiarized work from MS [Re: Smalltown80sBoy]
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Eddie

I'm sorry about the plagiarism.

I know how it feels because I've had some of my photography stolen. I suppose I should have stirred up a fuss but I didn't.

Puffer

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