I'm not sure if this is a stub... xP
Chrischb (talk | contribs) 06:23, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Well I can't see what else there is to add to it, I suppose it isn't a stub...
WeirdF (talk | contribs) 09:45, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Here are two scenarios:

A. Mary has 2 apples and John has zero. John takes 1 apple from Mary. Mary now has 1 apple and John has 1. John "stole" 1 apple.

B. Mary has 2 projects and John has zero. John downloads and reuploads one of Mary's projects. Mary still has her 2 projects and John now has 1 project. Did John "steal" a project if Mary still has hers?

andresmh (talk | contribs) 23:42, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Well you could say John stole the idea I supposed, and besides, it is plagiarism, so maybe the title could be changed to Project Plagiarism or something.
WeirdF (talk | contribs) 06:30, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

What makes it stealing and what makes it plagiarism? Do different people have different definitions? What's yours? Who should get to decide if something is plagiarism or not? --
andresmh (talk | contribs) 18:13, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
IMO, I think the best title would be "Project Copying" or preferably "Copying Projects", because that is *technically* what it is, so you can't say it's wrong. Whereas stealing or plagiarism vary from opinion to opinion.
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 02:21, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Andrés - don't you think it's unfair if someone simply reuploads one of your projects without changing anything?
Lucario - good idea!!! There's no theft - it's copying.
Jonathanpb (talk | contribs) 06:40, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Final statement wrong?

"If the projects run the same and are shown to be coded almost the same, it is safe to flag it."

(JiCSttSaA, the credit wasn't there at first)

The two projects of course run the same, and are coded very similar. But the ST supports it being a remix, rather than a copy... (nor are they removing my flagging so I can comment on it, but that's a whole 'nother story). My project 50 Bits was divided into smaller parts with broadcasts.

Someone (who will not be named) took the script, joined it together (removed broadcasts), and reuploaded it. Me and BirdByte agreed that it should be flagged, so I did. Some others also agreed that it was a copy. However, another group of people claimed that it is a remix: "No. It is a one sprite one script remix. It may do the same thing but the scripts Are made similare so it is a remix.".

So is this statement wrong, or the ST?

Molybdenum (talk | contribs) 00:57, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Interesting case, I think no one is wrong.

I think the quote refers to projects that haev useless variables added into them, useless not working scripts, useless lists and stuff.

Although the statement also needs to be changed a bit.
KrIsMa (talk | contribs) 01:10, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Contradiction much?

"However, if the user gives credit in the Based On... link, it does not count as copying."

At first it says if the remix is an exact copy, then it is punishable. Then it says the above sentence. If it is a remix, wouldn't it always have that stuff? I think this should be changed.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 22:49, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

It does sound contradictory... I removed it.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 07:10, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Should we add a note about incredibly minor changes?

Many projects have watermarks of the original creator's name to make sure that credit will be given even if the remix doesn't change anything. However, sometimes people will change the watermark to their own name and leave everything else the same.

I asked a question about this and the answer was "yes, this can be reported (although it should be mentioned that all they changed was the watermark)". I assume the same applies to other very minor changes without credit (such as one costume).

Should we add a note about this to the article?
Tymewalk (talk | contribs) 16:00, 17 November 2015 (UTC)