NationStates Jolt Archive

Question about "stolen" proposals.

11-08-2004, 18:18
I have a few times before, submitted a proposal of mine, "Outlaw Involuntary Euthanasia", to the UN. However, another nation, Landostuff, has taken my proposal and copied it, word for word, and submitted it himself. My question is, is it legal for a nation to plagiarize the work of another nation. It is fine and good if the nation wished to make a proposal with the same effect, but copying another nation's proposal, word for word?
The Black New World
11-08-2004, 18:26
Maybe moderation would be a better venue for this.

UN representative,
The Black New World
11-08-2004, 18:40
I've sent Cogitation a telegram.
Whited Fields
11-08-2004, 21:14
You will want to goto the moderation forum and post the complaint there.

Personal telegrams can take weeks to get answered.
Tuesday Heights
11-08-2004, 22:49
Personal telegrams can take weeks to get answered.

This depends on the mod and the issue; Cogitation is very good at getting back to his telegrams.
11-08-2004, 23:02
In General, moderators prefer you to use the Getting Help page when requesting moderator assistance. Some will ignore requests by telegrammed.
It makes it much easier for when moderator discussion is needed to come up with a ruling.

As stated here:
12-08-2004, 00:31
So then, my question is what will be done about this? I can give you a list of people that can vouch that I made the aforementioned proposal. I simply am mad about having my proposal copied word for word.

Ah, the plagiaristic proposal has been deleted. I would like to say thank you to the mods for helping me with this.
Tuesday Heights
12-08-2004, 00:54
Random... are you asking for a policy change? If so, I think the discussion is valid here, but I'm all for being mod-overruled. ;)
12-08-2004, 00:55
What do you mean, "policy change"?
12-08-2004, 01:08
Hey, you sent me that proposal saying to put it through, I am sorry that you wanted me to and I responded too late (that I have shown) and I AM trying to get it out of the UN..
12-08-2004, 01:24
Plagarizing UN proposals is a violation of UN propsoal rules. If you're going to try to use someone elses idea, you have to contact them, first.

The UN proposal rules ( clearly state the list of minor offenses:
Minor Offences
1. Minor game mechanics changes - where not covered above.
2. Incorrect categorisation of proposal.
3. Proposal not worthy of UN's consideration.
4. Real-world-based proposal.
5. Pathetic joke proposals - including but not limited to "against dihydrogen oxide" and "the right to arm bears".
6. Copied Proposals.
7. Amendment proposals.

--The Modified Democratic States of Cogitation
12-08-2004, 02:27
I didnt contact him, he contacted me with the whole letter, name, and told me to put it through...

ok, better note not to follow any other people again..hate being a noob..
Tuesday Heights
12-08-2004, 03:47
What do you mean, "policy change"?

It sounded like you were asking for a ruling... but, it has been noted that a ruling has been made.