ok time to pass around the lawls again
This time it has more to deal with audio rather than flash, But it has to deal with theft and plagiarism, a topic that many of us tend to constantly be associated with do the amount of art thieves out there that we bust.
MillsApparatus. I don't know if many of you know him or not, but he makes a major ass of himself from time to time, but this time I think I should share with you guys his latest idiocy.
so why bring this discussion to the table you ask? Well lets think about it, what consequences does Newgrounds have against theft?
In all cases
~ The submission is removed,
In the Art portal
~ In the art portal we are unscouted,
~ fuck up enough times or bad enough and you get trimmed from the scout tree permanently.
In the Flash Portal
~ I got nothing here
In the Audio Portal
~ other than submission removal, again I got nothing.
I know that accounts have been deleted before for content theft, but I find that to be a rarity. Same thing for IP Banning, even temporarily
So I Ask the art forum, who has some of the most restrictions and ways of punishment, What was should users who steal and up load stolen content have done to the as punishment. Especially when they are as conceded as this mills character who admits to only changing the name of the song and adding one sound clip.
should Malice users be removed from the respective portals until they find a way to redeem them selves? Or do we let things slip by with minor slaps on the wrist.
I would love to see the discussion open up for this right here in the lounge