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Vixi17

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I had sent an article talking about generation differences and age gaps to a South African magazine.  They replied, saying they want to publish it.  I was so excited!

It was published.  It just wasn't my story!  My ideals and thoughts were put in a different light.  It seems someone at their office had read my story, stole my idea, and wrote an entire difference story, under her name!  No credit whatsoever was given to me, who did all the research and hard work.

Is it considered plagiarism?  What are the rules? Can I take any action against them?  
stapel

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...a South African magazine...read my story, stole my idea, and wrote an entire difference story, under her name! ...Is it considered plagiarism?  What are the rules? Can I take any action against them?

Is this plagiarism? We can't know, since we are not privy to the terms of your contract or other agreement with the magazine.

What are the rules? You would need to do research of South African copyright law to determine this. Or else hire a licensed South African copyright attorney.

Can you take action? Again, this will depend upon the terms of your agreement and local law.

Please consult with your solicitor regarding the steps you can or should take in this matter.

Eliz.

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