On One Hand

October 3, 2005

Rubber Up

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 1:01 am

All this talk about being “protected.” Does anybody know about protecting yourself from plagiarism? I send so much to random people for critique that I can’t keep track of what they do with it. Everything longer than a page I print out so that it’s safe (in hard copy, protected by that 1989 law), and all of my short stories were turned in to the school so they’re protected that way (or are they? I mean, it’s not like the school keeps dated copies. But at least I have witnesses). But about anything on a this journal or anywhere else: how would I ever prove that I wrote it first? I’m talking about going beyond mailing yourself a copy.

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7 Comments »

  1. i’mnot entirely how if this will work, but…
    you can go to turnitun.com and type in anything and it will tell you if those words have been used in any text anywhere, ever. this thing is crazy. im going to go see if it picks up ljs right now…

    Comment by volatile_freq — October 3, 2005 @ 7:35 am | Reply

    • so, yeah, i forgot that you have to do it through a school or something….sorry.

      Comment by volatile_freq — October 3, 2005 @ 7:37 am | Reply

  2. You can protect your LJ under a Creative Commons license.

    Comment by otakudc — October 3, 2005 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

    • I mean more like… if someone challenges you, how do you prove that you wrote it first?

      Comment by Anonymous — October 3, 2005 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

    • I’ve been to their website, but didn’t figure out how it works. Does it cost money?

      Comment by ononehand — October 3, 2005 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

  3. The only sure-fire answer is either to get it published or to send it to the library of congress with the necessary paperwork and payment.

    Comment by not_a_freak — October 3, 2005 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

    • Get it published, eh? If only I knew how to do that.

      Comment by ononehand — October 3, 2005 @ 8:04 pm | Reply


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