Plagiarism, Theft of Words & Work!
Or know you not
that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh? Be not deceived:
neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers
of themselves with men,
nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,
nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of Yahweh. And such
were some of you: but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were
justified in the name of the Savior Yahshua the Messiah, and in the Spirit of
1 Cor. 6:9-11
It has been brought to the attention of this web site that plagiarism has occurred on several Sacred Name Web sites.
After reviewing the information submitted to us here, we concur that plagiarism has occurred. We will use several terms and definitions associated with plagiarism and you will see for yourself. First, what is plagiarism?
plagiarism definition – plagiarism is using others' ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.
Plagiarism and Copyright
A Guide for ECE480
4/14/03, Dale Grover
"Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else's words and/or ideas and passing them off as your own. For example, copying as little as part of a sentence can be plagiarism, particularly if the original author has used words or structure in unusual ways. Plagiarism can also extend to taking the overall structure or ideas of a work and claiming them as your own. The original source does not need to be published or copyrighted for plagiarism to occur, and plagiarism is not limited to words--data, charts, graphs, and images that other people have created are works that should not be passed off as your own. (These can be copyright violations as well.)
The consequences of plagiarism can be severe.
It is not acceptable to go through a paragraph and change each sentence into your own words. When you author a paper, you are making the claim that you are responsible for having researched the subject, organized your ideas about the subject, designed a structure, and then fleshed out that structure with your own words."
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, that steal my words every one from his neighbor. Jeremiah 23:30
From an Article:
Plagiarism: The Legal Consequences by Greg Hamburger and Karen Willenberg
We find the following:
"Plagiarism is a term used loosely to refer to
acts that involve a degree of copying without appropriately crediting the
original creator. Essentially the act consists of two elements: the use of
another's work (which, depending on the kind of work and the way in which it is
used, may or may not be problematic); and the passing off of that work as one’s
As plagiarism often entails some kind of infringement of the intellectual property rights of the creator of a work, certain legal remedies will be available. In the context of literary works, the intellectual property rights of the creator of a work are protected by copyright; so plagiarism will, in most cases, involve an infringement of copyright. Of course, the qualification ‘most cases’ means this isn’t always the case.
From the dictionary definition of plagiarism given above, it's clear that it is possible to plagiarize an idea. But it is a maxim in copyright law that there is no copyright in ideas, no matter how unique or original. Accordingly, an idea enjoys no protection while it exists in the mind of an author, and there are no legal consequences if someone other than the author used that idea and claimed it as his/her own.
Once an idea is reduced to a material form (whether it is written or recorded), it is this material form that attracts copyright. And it is here that acts of plagiarism will more often than not also constitute an infringement of copyright.
Referring then to the first element of plagiarism, the use of another's work: a problem may arise where the author of a work does not own the rights required to use the work.
Although the general rule is that the creator or author of a work owns copyright, for every rule set out in the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the Act), there is an exception. For literary works, a crucial exception is contained in Section 21(b) of the Act. The section states that in the case of any literary work created in the course of employment with a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical for the purpose of publication, the proprietor of the newspaper or magazine will be the owner of copyright.
But let's look at the harder example. What if the copyright owner (in this example, your employer) used your work without recognizing or crediting your authorship? This brings us to the second aspect of plagiarism, presenting someone else's work as your own.
Section 20 of the Act protects what is known as an author's "moral rights". For our purposes, the most important of these moral rights is the right of paternity, which recognizes an author's rights to claim authorship of a work.
Importantly, moral rights exist independently of any copyright in a work. Moral rights are personal rights (like the right to privacy or dignity) and not property rights. For this reason, even a full assignment of copyright in a work will not affect the transfer of an author's moral rights. Because moral rights are personal rights, they cannot be transferred.
Where someone other than the author of a work wrongly claims authorship then such a claim would impinge on the author's right of paternity. In terms of Section 20, an infringement of an author's moral rights is treated as an infringement of copyright. Therefore, even in situations where the author is no longer the owner of copyright in a work, a remedy is available if that work is plagiarized."
Clearly, ideas and words are covered and protected by law. Many times plagiarists take the author's words, thoughts/ideas and simply re-arrange them to hide/cover-up their theft. This amounts to deceit.
He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight. Psalm 101:7
Then Yahweh said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke to them: they prophesy to you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nothing, and the deceit of their heart. Jeremiah 14:14
Q. Why can't these Sacred Name Groups build something without stealing from copyrighted/published sources?
A. It's easier to steal than to put in the hard research it takes to produce sound doctrine. Why work when you can steal someone else's works/ideas and make them appear as you own.
"The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
One of the major problems with those who plagiarize the works of others, is this; The article or work plagiarized could be the absolute truth of Yahweh's word. But then, the thief re-arranges the words, changing them into something that now becomes false! This causes problems to the reader, as the truth has now been turned into a lie!
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness 2 Peter 3:16-17
Yes! They wrest/twist the sacred Scriptures to their own destruction. They come to rob and kill any opportunity that a truth seeker might have, of ever finding the truth of Yahweh's word!
Does it seem a small thing to you to have fed upon the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the clear waters, but must you foul the residue with your feet? And as for my sheep, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet, and they drink that which you have fouled with your feet. Ezekiel 34:18-19
Something always gets changed when someone plagiarizes another's work! The purpose is to present themselves as scholarly and all knowing where the Bible is concerned. They actually are ignorant where this is concerned. Why? Because Yahweh's true prophets have no need to steal anything. They know the operating parameters, while a thief has none! You shall not steal, means nothing to the plagiarist! Their conscience is seared and taking something from another does not even bother them as long as they are not discovered! Your sins will find you out!
Plagiarism is not new to secular religion. You will find that the former leader of WWCG Herbert W. Armstrong was a plagiarist, Work HWA Plagiarized! . Ellen G. White also plagiarized. Ellen G. White Prophet? or Plagiarist!
The two web sites that were brought to our attention are as follows!
Yahweh's Philadelphia Truth dot com
Yahweh's Restoration Ministry dot com
You need to be aware of these two web sites as they are not truthful in their presentation of Yahweh's word. Both of these (and there are others) plagiarized work from www.assembliesofyahweh.com or their publications.
The statement of doctrine posted here on this website, was plagiarized by them if you compare theirs' to the original published/copyrighted version below.
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