Plagiarism Update–Experiment? I don’t think so. Back to Blog
A HUGE thank you to everyone who reported THE DEVIL’S DANCE as plagiarism on FanFic.net. The story is down now, and Misconception76 (the person who stole my story and used it as her own), left this note on her page:
“Okay…confession time. What people said I did, I really did do. It was an experiment with a friend of mine. Her mom is totally addicted to the site, and it made me wonder. How many people actually copy other stories and claim them as their own. Well, now I know. Probably not many at all. I’m sorry for all the crap that I caused, and I promise to never show my face again. When my mom’s friend found out what we did, she was livid to say the least. I don’t blame her, or you for any words or actions you brought my way. I totally deserved it.
Once again, I’m sorry.
An experiment? No, it’s an illegal act. It’s plagiarism. And Misconception76 STILL has not replied to the PM I sent to her about this activity. She hasn’t contacted me at all. If her friend’s mom was actually “livid” then I’ll say that’s no big surprise. She knew the actions were more than just wrong.
Thank you, again, to everyone who has commented, tweeted, emailed–I am thankful for all the support that I’ve received during the course of this “experiment” (totally calling bullshit).Tweet It