What It Means To Steal Content
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Level 38 : Artisan Bunny
Posted 09/23/11 7:44:14 pm
People upload many different submissions and about 90% of them are original, however there is that tiny 10% that is absolutely unoriginal.
Since PMC has a rank-up platform that means that people just want to be the highest level possible. (Will soon post blog about that too.) Being a very high level really means nothing, you just have more features and a higher level tag by your name. However people interpret this differently. The unoriginal content producers just want to rank up. Being a higher level to them means people "looking" up to you or "respecting" you. I don't find it that way. Level ranking just shows how many submissions you have posted and how good your submissions are. People that upload unoriginal content that looks really good but not created by them do indeed get more XP from this.
There are many different sites similar to PMC where you can upload different submissions. People on those sites that upload their content probably have no idea what PMC is. So they provide a download link or an embed code and voila. The unoriginal content providers zap that stolen project on PMC and claim it as their own.
Usually it is quite hard to figure out that a submission isn't someones, but I have created a list on how to find out if someone's content is rightfully theirs or not.
1. Look at the person's other content, if it doesn't match the quality of the unoriginal one, something isn't right.
2. Observe how quick the person uploads content. (Sometimes this tactic doesn't always work)
3. Ask other people if they think the person is unoriginal
These are just some tips on how to find out if something is unoriginal or not. I'm sure there are plenty of other tips on how to find them.
The main point is, if you ever see any type of unoriginal content, don't hesitate to report it. A Moderator will see it, review it and if needed, will remove the submission.
Thanks for your time, together we can all stop those unoriginal providers!
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