How do people know weather if I copied someone’s code or not.
I’m not trying to copy anyone’s code. But just for example: If I did how would they know? Like... is there copyright laws to it too?
1. Codes that are able to reach #1 in the trend are more likely to been seen by the majority..so if you posted such again, they'll recall 2. If your profile seems total beginner and your code is so professional 3. If you forget to remove some comments where the code's owner mentioned his/her name ... Note this is not credits. 4. When you actually say that you copy it from somewhere through comments
My AI module applies pattern recognition to the coding profiles of every user to identify suspicious codes which then triggers another process to search through the coding profiles of all other users in SL and all other coders in the world, both online and offline, as basis for ML training to identify code that will eventually be written by the 3rd generation of offspring of every developer and person yet to be a developer who are alive today. It's simple really. 😉
I tell people to spend 25% of their time reading other people's code because each person appoaches a problem differently. Reading their code adds a new thought process to your skillset (assuming you understand it.) Publicly coded programs are usually available for copying. But, SoloLearn and most other places require credits to the original. I have many codes that I copied algorithyms or ideas from. I always link the original. Even when it was only the idea I took. All creations are protected by copyright laws. Even public domain software lists rules for how you are allowed to use it. https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html
Programming languages are languages and every programmer has his own style. Some write short snipets, others long poems. Some use letters as variable names, others explicit descriptions. Some make empty lines to structure the code, others not. Some write long comments, others not. Show me five codes of Oma Falk Cépagrave Anton Böhler HonFu and 🐙evil octopus and I am sure I can tell you who wrote which program. And maybe this folks will recognise my style, too.
*scurrying off deleting all his stolen code before David Carroll's magical bot spots him out*
In the extreme case of your copying another's Hello World code, you can probably get away with it. But for anything more complex you will most likely be caught.
Copying is generally ok..... but - it should only be the base for own creations - tribute to original author in code -respect copyright -or keep it private Btw Some codes are pure copy from codepen. The secret service of SL has an eye on that🤨🧐🧐🧐
David Carroll it's a oneliner, right?
Sonic gave an important hint with his example: It would depend on how original the code is. There's a lot of boilerplate stuff, where's only one or a few ways it's usually done. You probably will no one ever hear scream: 'That guy stole my prime function!'
Sebastian Keßler, that sounds like a fun game!
Mirielle🐶 [Inactive] You missed number 4.😁
Well to me the first person to know the code is copied is YOU, you will know it is not your code 😂😂😂..... 2 the second is the moderators who are active😅😅😅.... 3 the original author of the code will know it is his or her code even though you change the U I 🎨 design 🎨..... 4 we sololearners will know that is copied code as Mirielle🐶 [Inactive] stated.. . . Guess is not good to copy someone codes and make it public..... But you can copy it to learn and create yours but please make it private........ 😕😕
If people see the same to same code with UI again and again then they try to find the actual author code. And also here so many are very old member.
Nice pattern recognition there Jay Matthews .
We all are learners .copying for practicing is okay..keeping it private is better...
David Carroll wow! Do you use a quantum computer for that?
If some people suspect plagiarism, they also report this on the Let's Stay Safe Together thread.
Man learns everything by copying. This coding community is a great community. They help beginners to the best of their knowledge and clear their doubts when the struck up somewhere in their codes.
japlay You are not wrong. 😉 However, there are many people who prefer copying code to call it their own rather than learning to code. They think that if they grab it from some other website or a book or video, it will be too difficult to find and everyone will believe it is their code. They end up getting all this praise and attention from the community and they just eat it up. Then, they are shocked when everything blows up when they are revealed for being a fraud. They can't believe that someone found the original code. Some are really shocked because they attempted to change the original code thinking it would be impossible to trace back to the original source. I think that's what this question is about. People just need to remember to give proper credit when copying code. 😉
I want to live in a society where the work of other people is honored. Not stolen and deliberately exploited for whatever personal gain, by a person who hasn't even moved a finger. People can learn from codes just fine when they are properly marked as the work of another person.