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Your work is protected as your own by the time/date it was posted. Your original work could not be posted previously by anyone other than you.
Periodically do a search on the web with a key phrase from your work (not the title or necessarily the first line). If anything comes up, you'll know that it's been used by someone else. It's up to you to determine whether credit has been given to you. You can contact the offending webmaster to remove a post from an offending site.
We, in turn, will remove posts on this site which are claimed by non-members to be their plagiarized work.
If you need affirmation from PipTalk about which was posted first, thereby establishing ownership/copywrite, we'll stand behind our records. Good luck!
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