Piracy and PlagiarismThis is a topic that riles me up more than anything else, because for me, it's morally wrong. I am also someone who questions the laws of morality and Moral Nihilism, but Piracy and Plagiarism is theft, plain and simple. I don't care if it's for a profit or not. I don't even care if it's for charity. Without the author's/artist's permission, it's theft. And plagiarism? There's a special place in hell for you.
I'm going to call some people out.
First up is www.tuebl.com. This is a company of
Also, epubbud. This site gives away .epub files of free books. I've seen it before when I was googling a book. And I was googling that book for GOODREADS. I don't want to stumble upon a piracy site that will make me sick. Listen up pirates, you make me sick!
How are these authors supposed to make their money, like the rest of us, if people are stealing their work? Huh? And how is it fair to an author, or think of them as just humans when a pirate is stealing from them. They're practically stealing their money!
Plus, all those people who claim to not be able to afford the book and use those sites are equally gross to me. No! You go to a library! You wait for an Amazon Kindle deal! You do not go and steal from the author! And even if you buy the book afterward, I still consider it to be "you stole from an author and gave back what you stole... but that doesn't erase the fact that you still stole!"
Piracy or Plagiarism? I think they're equally bad!
Plagiarism is for those no-talent idiots (or talented, lazy idiots) who can't do anything better. But yeah, everyone has the talent to copy and paste.
Plagiarism is when an authors tries to write a book and takes out lines, sometimes scenes; sometimes excerpts and sometimes even chapters from another (successful) author's work. It is literally copying and pasting sometimes, which makes me wonder: how do you even think (in that little brain of yours) that you won't get caught?
And isn't it just hilarious that all these authors write under fake names? And then the fake profiles? Hmm... I wonder why! Maybe it's insurance if they get caught, which, just so you know, happens 99.99999999% of the time.
Oh, and most of the time, the story's garbage. That or readers get that thought of: I feel like I've read this before. And bingo! You've just been caught. Congratulations on a scam that failed... Epically.
Just remember, plagiarisers, you will never be as good as who you copy; in terms of writing or in terms of just being a human. That author didn't have to copy to write something well-loved, why do you? And if you just aren't cut out for writing, go take a pottery lesson or some piano classes. Leave this industry alone. If you're going to cheat and lie your way to the top, we don't want you, anyway.
Whoo... Just let off some steam. But this is a topic that pisses me off every single time someone mentions it...