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Keira Marcos ([personal profile] keiramarcos) wrote2018-12-29 11:47 am

Plagiarism and AO3

 I reported a person plagiarizing my work (and the work of several others) in October. When asked for evidence, I provided it. The work is still up and I've heard nothing else from Ao3. I guess they really don't give a fuck about their own TOS.

Anyone else have this problem?
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[personal profile] ateanalenn 2018-12-29 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Never. That's weird, the three times I reported plagiarism, the works were dealt with within the week.
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[personal profile] where_no_one_follows 2018-12-29 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven’t had anyone plagiarise my work, but I have reported many fics on authors behalf. And I have noticed that when I do a report not a lot happens on either AO3 or FFnet. I don’t think AO3 have enough staff and FF just don’t care.
Edited 2018-12-29 18:04 (UTC)
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[personal profile] azurehart 2018-12-29 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Perhaps they only care if the work that is being plagiarized is also hosted on their site. If so that is very short sighted of them to say the least.

[personal profile] katkun 2018-12-29 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Have you emailed again? That is really strange. Most of the time they deal with stuff pretty fast.

[personal profile] boltybabe114 2018-12-29 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I reported 2 cases of plagiarism to AO3. One involving Keira’s works, which I also made her aware of. I heard nothing from them other than an automated email.
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[personal profile] cesy 2019-01-02 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
That really shouldn't happen, according to their system. It could be worth emailing again on the same thread to let them know you didn't get their reply.

[personal profile] igeret 2018-12-30 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
It’s not only insulting it’s totally inappropriate. A lot of the people visiting your site have AO3 accounts - maybe we could all email and report the problem (also stating that it shouldn’t have come to this). Just give some basic details so we know what to write in our email. That’s totally wrong and it’s only fair that we say so as loudly as possible.
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[personal profile] cesy 2019-01-02 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
More reports won't speed it up, as it makes extra work for the volunteers, and won't change a decision they've made unless you're giving new evidence.
Edited 2019-01-02 16:38 (UTC)
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[personal profile] tiffany1567 2018-12-31 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Any report that I have sent to Ao3 has taken months to get a reply, but I have noticed that sometimes their volunteers are sometimes more active on the r/fanfiction and r/ao3 of reddit.
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[personal profile] smc1225 2018-12-31 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
It looks like they were having email issues. They sent this out in November.

Is it possible that they never got the response?