We recieved an alarming mail from an American author today that one of P4poetry members had submitted a poem recently which violated her copyright.
She had published her work (an essay) in 2003 and had registered it with the US Copyrights and this poem published on p4poetry had lifted phrases straight from the essay ,in the same order and with the ending.This was an obvious violation.
According to US Copyright law, derivative works must contain a substantial amount of new material and must be different enough from the original to be considered new work. The new material must be original.
We were asked to remove the poem from the website otherwise the author was prepared to file a legal suit against the poet !!!!!!
We sent a warning mail to the concerned poet and he has removed the poem from our website.
This is to reiterate and also read through our Copyright policy again-please go through
Please be very careful and make sure you are posting your original works and not copying/lifting fully/partially from anywhere !!!
Chances are that you would be caught- The world is VERY small on the internet !