I agree with you, it is impossible to check every post for compliance. However, in this case, the best that we can do is to remove the posts in question or the posters can modify the posts and comply with the copyright conditions.Here is my take:
To pran, thank you. I guess it does make sense to give the posters a little time to acknowledge the original author. It doesn't change the fact that they have already stolen other people's intellectual property, but it seems fair to give them the benefit of the doubt.Again, I ask... what's your opinion?
I don't want to assume that they were really trying to pass off other people's ideas as their own. It isn't the most comforting thought, but I'd rather believe that they were ignorant than think that they intentionally stole somebody else's words. I'd rather believe that people just don't know any better than believe that they would consciously do something they know is wrong.
I hope I'm right... so I have to agree with you - give the offenders a chance to correct themselves. If they really didn't mean to do wrong, they would try and rectify the situation, right? They would do what stannum suggested and "provide a link back to the source of the recipes they place[d] on this thread," right?
Of course, it shouldn't stop there. The fact still remains - whether it was intentional or not, they stole from somebody else. There has to be, at the very least, acknowledgement of that fact - not by me, you, or the aggrieved, but by the offenders. They have to admit that they plagiarized.
What happens after that, I'm not sure. What happens should the offenders fail to do anything at all to patch things up, I'm not sure either. Again, I leave it up to the moderators to figure out how to handle this matter. Once again, I'm just voicing my opinion.
That's not the point. The point is that some members of kuro.ph lifted text from another site and posted it verbatim here without citing their sources. It is not the responsibility of conniev, or any other author for that matter, to go search every single page on the net and check whether their words, pictures, or any other work is being used elsewhere. That is an impossible task. It is the responsibility of those who "borrow" these things to give due credit to the author... and that's just the least you can do.What's your opinion?
On to specifics... conniev has posted on The Radical Chef a Creative Commons License. Under this license, others are free "to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work" as long as they "give the original author credit." Attribution - a simple acknowledgement of the fact that somebody else came up with the recipe - that was all that was needed to prevent this whole mess. A simple note saying "originally posted on _____" probably would have been fine... but no. There simply was no acknowledgement. Now, unfortunately, it is a case of intellectual property theft.
Now, I leave it up to the board moderators to figure out what to do. Me, I'm just voicing out my opinion... that's what these boards are for, right?
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