|Last week the SIYE staff was notified that another one of our authors had been plagiarized. One of our most beloved authors and stories, a Silver Trinket Award winner no less, had one of their chapters uploaded onto another site. |
SIYE staff members went to work. One emailed the author and another went to the other site to verify that the chapter were indeed the same. Both the author and the staff member came to the same conclusion. The chapters were word-for-word the same. SIYE Admins began firing emails to the other siteís Admins. The author left a scathing review, emailed the thief directly and also sent his or her own email to the other site. After a little bit of work by the author and SIYE staff members, I am glad to report that the story has been removed from the other site. Although this author, and I use the term loosely, is not a member of SIYE under that penname, Steve(AdminQ) has blocked the writer from our site.
SIYE will not tolerate plagiarism. This type of theft is deplorable. And, make no mistake it is theft. You are stealing the authorís intellect, time and a part of their soul. If you are a writer, you know what Iím talking about. In an email, the author stated, ďI felt like my child or something had been stolen.Ē
When allegations of this type of abuse are made, the SIYE staff will move quickly to determine if there is a problem and to help the author resolve the theft. Only once in my tenure at SIYE was it because the author posted under a different pseudonym at the other site.
SIYE and its staff are passionate about keeping plagiarist away from our site. They donít have a place here. They are not welcome. If every staff member, writer and reader is diligent, SIYE will remain free from such degenerates.
To report abuse - email any of the staff members.