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I would like to know if an uploaded unpublished paper of mine it is safe from plagiarism, including just parts of it (e.g. title).

I meant that if somebody copies part or the entire unpublished, but already online, document and publishes it, is he/she then liable of plagiarism?

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    What do you mean? Nothing is "safe from plagiarism". If I can read it, I can copy and paste it or retype it, change the name and republish it as my own. The only way to be safe is not publishing anything... Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 16:45
  • Did you mean can you upload an unfinished paper and hold a copyright on it?
    – Jeff
    Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 16:57
  • I meant that if somebody copies part or the entire unpublished, but already online, document and publishes it, is he/she then liable of plagiarism? Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 17:12

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Liability for plagiarism does not depend on whether the plagiarized work was published or not.

If somebody uses your work and passes it off as their own work, it's plagiarism.

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