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Posted 12/31/08 , edited 1/1/09

In this topic, we can talk about the things we're bothered about and discuss them together.
Today, I want to discuss to you guys about PLAGIARISM. As I look around the net including Crunchyroll, I notice that there has been TONS of cases of plagiarism going on. It doesn't only bother me, but it bothers a lot others too. So, I finally decided to make a discussion about it. (Graphic Plagiarism)

Plagiarism:
the unauthorized use or close imitation of another person's ideas and/or
a part of their work and the representation of them as one's own original work



So, the questions are:

What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?

Posted 12/31/08
Deviantart -before it was invaded- has a huge problem with people ripping off other's art. It made me quit visiting for a real long time. It annoys the hell out of me, especially after the person is confronted they deny deny deny in a most obnoxious way.

It's just as bad on CR- users even leave the site (while closing their very helpful and loved groups) because they're tired of being the victims because they're talented and or hardworking. It just isn't fair that when you try hard another person can just come along and claim your efforts.
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Posted 1/1/09 , edited 1/1/09
What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
CR's plagiarism rate really.. disgusts me. It amazes me how many people here can plagiarise works and even turn around to scold the person being plagiarised, saying that it's our fault for not watermarking or even more hilarious - "who asked you to make that anyway?"

As for the imitations.. I just feel that the original artists are not being properly appreciated or credited, meh.

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.

HahoemiYoTowaNi
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How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?


I used to be quite.. opposed to imitations of works but now I'm not too bothered by it as long as it isn't repeated too often. Like, it's okay if you use it once or twice to learn and practice, but eventually develop your very own style. What I really hate is people who copy a person's style repeatedly AND insist that they came up with it on their own or even accuse the other person of copying.

However, plagiarism is one thing that I cannot and will never stand. I can never understand how people who do graphics themselves can shamelessly rip off another artist's work. If you can make your own graphics, you should know how awful it is to see your own work stolen or even disfigured. So..why? I don't know, really.
Posted 1/1/09

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What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
CR's plagiarism rate really.. disgusts me. It amazes me how many people here can plagiarise works and even turn around to scold the person being plagiarised, saying that it's our fault for not watermarking or even more hilarious - "who asked you to make that anyway?"

As for the imitations.. I just feel that the original artists are not being properly appreciated or credited, meh.

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.

HahoemiYoTowaNi
:D

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?


I used to be quite.. opposed to imitations of works but now I'm not too bothered by it as long as it isn't repeated too often. Like, it's okay if you use it once or twice to learn and practice, but eventually develop your very own style. What I really hate is people who copy a person's style repeatedly AND insist that they came up with it on their own or even accuse the other person of copying.

However, plagiarism is one thing that I cannot and will never stand. I can never understand how people who do graphics themselves can shamelessly rip off another artist's work. If you can make your own graphics, you should know how awful it is to see your own work stolen or even disfigured. So..why? I don't know, really.



woww i agree with you 100% ._______. my god, the plagiarisms going on is making me crazy. man.
Posted 1/1/09 , edited 1/1/09
What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
Taking somebody else's hard work and claiming it to be their own, their lack of common sense disgusts me.We spend so much time making these things we're so proud of. Put finding textures/brushes/images/stock, colorising, rendering... Ugh. There's too much to list. Put it all together and it's like we've been robbed. Robbed of our time and effort, robbed of our creative rights. For the imitations part, people sometimes have the same ideas, so there are many similar graphics out there. You can't really help to look all over the net to see if there's anything close to yours, right? As long as it's reasonable and you can see the differences, I'm alright with it. But if it is obviously a copy, but with little things changed, I get really annoyed. I usually tolerate with it though.

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.
People on our blacklist, sigh.

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works
Why do people do it in the first place? For fame? For popularity? I don't get it. It doesn't feel right to me if you didn't earn what you have yourself. Our ideas, insights, concepts. They are being stolen. I take great pride in what I make, it's not because it's wonderful/beautiful or all that. It's because I made it. I tried my best. CR is flooded with stolen artwork. I'd like to call stolen artwork "exploits". Exploit means to use selfishly for one's own ends. That's exactly what these people are doing. Call me selfish or paranoid... I'm always worried that my work will be taken or copied, so I'm always cautious when posting. There are always the possibilities of plagiarism, the internet's existence itself and all of these professional programs easily allows people to erase watermarks and replace it with their own. It's always risky, posting our work on the world wide web. Who knows how many people have your work saved on their hard drive. Plagiarism turns people into mere copycats of other people's original thoughts and ideas. I was taught not to plagiarize while I was growing up, but I'm not sure if all others are the same. Plagirism is a silent, deadly disease. It's awful. If somebody were to plagiarize my work, I'd lose all the respect I ever had for them. They would be just lousy, self-centered jerks to me.
Posted 1/2/09

What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
It's not fair that when someone else spends a lot of time making something for someone, that they can claim it's theirs. When someone makes something, it shows their talent and if others plan to steal or copy them, it makes all the effort worthless and that talent becomes duplicated into something meaningless and worthless.
Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.
not graphic...

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?
I'd feel mad that they want credit for something they couldn't make up. When someone puts a copyright sign or asks you to credit them, it means a lot more than stand byers think it does. It proves their creativity and graphic skills. It's not something you can plagiarize for months to come for others. That makes the others get some blame also.

I'm sorry if apparently I make misunderstanding when I write. ):
Posted 1/3/09 , edited 1/3/09
What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
I always thought, I would only see plagiarism at school or at work. Never would have thought it would be online as well. One word, shocking. I agree with users above, it is quite disgusting. Personally, I know I can't say much since I am not really good with graphic-making, but I do understand how it feels. I have experienced that in school, and I find it quite unfair. -_- I hope people who plagiarizes understand that they don't hurt anyone, but themselves. The person who made it used hard work, yes, it's unfair for them, but many people will know that person for their work. While the person who plagiarizes is just BLEH. Since we all know he/she is the person who doesn't credit and claims things as their own when it's not.

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net. Yes, I have. I forgot her user name, I use to be her friend on my old account, but not anymore. It's kind of O_O woah because the person copied pictures from different sites, and put her own credits on it. I mean, how would I know it is not hers? Well, I see the original person's credits. It amazes me how the person can still lie about after I confronted them. The person claims "it's her nickname on that site". That's kind of acceptable right? I am sure we have seen a lot on different sites, but the same person uploaded pictures from magazines, and claimed those be her? Unbelievable. Another incident was someone copying some ideas of my groups. That's okay as long as they copy. I told the person to credit and she agreed to credit. But the shocking things was her group profile was "IDENTICAL" to mine, even her credit.

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?
;O I doubt someone would plagiarize mine since it's not really that good, but I would be mad then forget about it because I don't think I can stop them.

Also, sorry if it sounded like I was complaining. I was kind of EKK. Hahah. ;O
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Posted 1/31/09
What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
I hate when people do that. They have no right to, it's stupid, and disrespectful. O:

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us?
Yes. 2 times by the same person. and they copy so many other people ALL the time.

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?
I am one to get very angry. I mean, even if I didn't work hard on them, it's still rude to steal. ;-;
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What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
Plagiarists ? always hated them ; always will. I still don't get why people do it. How low and pathetic can you be to steal someone's works, slap your name on it, and take all the credit for it ? How do those people feel good about themselves ? Imitations of works makes cr no better than the real world, hardly anyone has their own originality, and when they see something cool, they BITE and BITE and BITE. freaking vampires, no ? haha.

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.
AznPinky124 ; frequent plagiarizer and copier of a friend of mine. EVERY theme she does, that girl rips it or copies. she's even her friend ; how low =.=
JUST RECENTLY i've found out about one certain user, one i TRUSTED with news about our group, and she steals all our ideas and claims she made them. THEN the rest of the group, she practically copied us WORD FOR WORD . augh im so disappointed. (I'm sorry i noticed so late vivian >< i should have known not to trust her >_>)
AND LASTLY ; people who steal and rip and copy are one thing, but those who steal a STUPID idea make themselves even more pathetic. this is my opinion, but who in their right minds make a WEBSITE for their crunchyroll groups ? a website for a website ? no no no, that's an overstatement. a website for a tiny little section of a website ? wow. and now many groups are doing that ? freaking hilarious XD

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?
I, myself, have never seen anyone steal my works - and why would they ? mine suck ! haha - but if i did, i'd feel the utmost disrespect and rudeness from said person. sure mine aren't THAT hideous, but can't they make their own freaking graphics ? augh =.=
Posted 2/12/09
What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
It's just...UUUGGGGGHHHH! It's like I wanna go up to them and shoot them in the face D:< I hate it especially when someone rips just to get in to a graphic making group. I mean, come on! It's not like your head's gonna blow up if you're not a mod in that group. It's even stupider for those ppl who say not to steal, yet they do it anyway! Seriously, wtf man...

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.
1) Kuroneko_ [she nuked her acc] constantly steal ppl's avatars. It first started with my friend's avvie [iphotoshop]. She put this HUGE pink box over my friend's username and claim it as her own! She started doing that to other ppl, too. [On top of that, she's racist to everyone that's not Asian, esp the Hispanics on CR.]
2) Milkaroo stole my friend's [CloeGirl] idea of pink Hatsune Miku. She spent like, 3 hours re-coloring and Milkaroo just steals it and claim as her own idea and accused my friend of stealing. WTF!

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?
I'd be seriously pissed off, not that I'd be concerned, my works suck anyway. But I'd still be angry, since I put alot of time & thought into it
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oh my gosh, i know EXACTLY how you feel for number one !
Those people are stupid =.=
Posted 2/12/09
What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?
well, it's definitely stupid. since people who does plagiarism is like a lost or an astray dog that were just after the food. people who does this don't have dignity and stand-up for themselves at all. they are doing this because they solemnly hate to admit that they are a piece of crap, a bitch, and queen or king of posers and losers.

Have YOU ever saw any graphic plagiarisms that you want to share with us? It doesn't have to be in CR even, it can be from anywhere from the net.
yeah i have. mostly here in crunchy. they tried to cut the edited photo and just put some little toppings and put their freaking username on it then would totally say it a loud at crunchy that it is their work.

How do you feel about it; if someone plagiarizes or make close imitations of your hard works?
of course, i fall down to hatred and anger but firstly i get pissed off. to be honest, it happened so many times to me, so that's why i refrain from making any graphics for crunchy now. i may be nice but when it comes to this, i will really track down whoever he/she was. i'm good to the person who is good to me. but whoever wishes to rip my work, will suffer from wrath and also i'll try ripping his/her crunchy life ^^ isn't that a nice way to work with? i'm not being a bad girl, i'm just at my level.
Posted 2/14/09


wtf you're right i even checked the Mikaroo person and she said
and i quote
"i got the idea from Cloegirl"
how freakin pathetic.

Posted 2/14/09

What are your thoughts about the plagiarisms and the imitations of works going on lately?

basically. plagarism is pathetic and plain stupid.
it's for people who have no creativity or originality! and sometimes people don't even make an attempt to hide our copyright.
it's like staring at you in the face and they say "i made it"
how freakin retarded is that?!
also the fact that when you tell them to stop stealing your work or to stop blurring out your copyright
they get mad at you!
it's unbelievable how ironic this whole thing is!
plagarism should never happen. but unfortunately it does. :T
Posted 2/14/09


I know! No wonder my friend quit doing GFX >.> She didn't even credit her properly. Just saying she got the idea is not even close to what she did. More like she stole idea. I would've been okay if she said something like "All credits go to CloeGirl for inspiration." God, I wanna beat her up in a dark alley with a large spiked bat...
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