The question was posed to me that, 'What if I did 95% of the research on Cancer, someone stole my research and did 5%. They made millions and millions of lives were saved.' I say that even though it may appear that way, it's probably just one in a long list of Science gone wrong.
I was told that I was being selfish even though I contributed the 95% and wanted it back. The wrong information in the wrong hands can be Dangerous!
This was my answer!
The person who contributed 95% has the knowledge, skill, ambition, drive, and the brains to continue research in their area of expertise. If something goes wrong they can go back over their notes in an attempt to make things right. They know the sequences of events, reactions to their research, etc...
The person who stole the 95% is greedy and lazy. They cannot back up any of the stolen research. If or when complications arise they will have no way to 'right' their 'wrong.' This could cause great bodily harm to the consumers and contribute to future health risks such as low birth weight, stillborns, deformities, etc...
This could probably be one of the main causes of medicines that are already in our Marketplace that are already causing seizures, strokes, heart-attacks, etc... as well as the aforementioned maladies. At least thousands of people die every year from instances like these.
I do not believe that this practice of theft is helping with the 'Progress of Science', if anything it's a deterence. Anyone trying to fix what the theif did would come upon too many obstacles and roadblocks due to the lack of substancial information and faulty research. Trying to fix what was done could have grievious consequences as well.
The point is about having your work 'Stolen'. Our Laws claim that we are 'Protected' from this. The 3-year Statute that is biased for the rich, and Large Corporations. This Statutedoes nothing to promote the 'Arts' or the 'Sciences.' With the Internet, theft becomes easier. I believe this Statute is wrong, and outdated. It should no longer exist. Copyright Law covers a vast area. You are supposed to learn from the 'Masters', not steal from them. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759
I surely would not hire a Plumber to work on my Electricity, and that is the essence as I see it. If these Corporations find talent, they should hire them, not steal their work.
Here's an example that gone awry could really do harm.
A scientist discovered that you can add acid to water?
Do you know what happens if you do this in reverse?
Disclaimer: don't try this at ALL!!! If it's backwards,depending on the acid and respective strength, you could kill yourself doing it! I am Not an expert and could have this reversed myself, and I was told that I did originally.
The person contributing 5% is selfish, they are stymying the 'Progress of Science', and in many instances this can be dangerous! Take a look at these examples.
" [ Reno News and Review January 19, 2006 In fact--and this may be troubling for Gibbons, who has a history of plagiarism--science]" "[reporter Chris Mooney suggests that two of the graphs"],etc..." [Advance bar, Yahoo/Netzero.com Search] This above article ["Pombo/Gibbons Article"]first states that ["Mercury is harmless" and there is no harm to pregnant women"],etc... then it completely changes. Credit the Author of the report goes to ["Dennis Myers, and RN&R newsreview.com"] Dennis Myers observes that, "Their ads are filled with misleading information",etc... We are being mislead on the Dangers of Mercury? Due to Plagiarism? Not good!!!
CREDIT BELONGS TO: ["Janet D. Stemwedel (whose nom de blog is Dr. Free-Ride) is an assistant professor of philosophy at San Jose State University. Before becoming a philosopher, she earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry."] [Advance bar, Yahoo/Netzero.com Search]
["Bibliography of books, articles, and resources on ethics and misconduct in science. ... MISCONDUCT: Chinese Researchers Debate Rash of Plagiarism Cases" Science 1996 October 18; 274 (5286):337 (in ... G. Taubes. BadScience: The Short Life & Hard Times of Cold Fusion ..."] ["Originally compiled by Vince Hamner. Updated by Brian Tissue."] [Yahoo toolbar, Yahoo/Netzero Search]
[" ALA | Plagiarism and cyber-plagiarism "] Credit goes to:["Patience Simmonds, The 'American Library Association', and 'Association of College and Research Libraries."] ["Advance bar, Yahoo/Netzero.com Search"]
[(" Perspectives on the Professions"] ["Plagiarism in Science: The Experience of NSF". Donald E. Buzzelli,"] ["Office of Inspector General, National Science Foundation ..."] [Advance bar, Yahoo/Netzero.com Search]
This seems to be an ongoing problem in the Science Community.
The point is about having your work 'Stolen' by someone that wants to make 'Big Bucks' regardless of the consequences. Our Laws claim that we are 'Protected' from this, yet they blocked our path for retributions with a 3-year Statute that is biased for the rich, and Large Corporations. 'Work for hire' has a longer protection than for the 'Individual' Writer, Artist, ect...
This Statute does nothing to promote the 'Arts' or the 'Sciences', it's a deterrent for the 'thinkers' that are afraid to put out any work for fear of theft. There are a lot more of them than you would think.
With the Internet, theft becomes easier. I believe this Statute is wrong, and outdated. It should no longer exist.
Copyright Law covers a vast area, not just the 'Authors' of books. And my reasons for trying to change this law have greater meaning and significance to myself now, because of the implications that it has on the Science Community. Plagiarists only know enough to pass on what they took, they pass on the errors and misleading information in Science, as well as the correct 'work.'
Well folks it's another day. If you haven't already signed this Petition then I strongly urge you to do so. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/264941759 You will be helping Writers to keep on writing, Singers to keep on singing, and Artists of all kinds to keep on putting out their Wonderful Artwork. You can help give us the ability to care for ourselves in our old age, to care for our Children now, and to get paid for our hard-earned work. We don't have an I.R.A., Keogh, or Pension to fall back on. What we have is our skills, and our 'Works.' We earn no Social Security Benefits on stolen works. Make the Corporations hire Talent instead of Infringing on our Rights to make the big bucks! Thievery shouldn't be paid for, it's a crime in all other areas of the Law. The Statute of Limitations allows for the theft of our livelihood. Our Retirement. Our Respect. The Royalties from our 'Works' go to support ourselves and our families. Our Children should reap the rewards after we're gone, it's their Right. The Royalties shouldn't be handed over to an unscrupulous thief just because we didn't know that it was stolen in time to file a Lawsuit. Give us back our dignity, now and in our old age. Give us back our Rights! Help me to get rid of the 3-year Statute of Limitations and allow us the Freedoms promised us in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Allow us the freedom to create without fear, to care for our families, and to reap the rewards of a job well done.
Thank you and have a great day! Respectfully and sincerely, Darlene
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