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09:35 Nov 12, 2013
German to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general) / law and the internet
German term or phrase:sich abschreibenden
Within a discussion on establishing jurisdiction for online civil offences (specifically whether the claimant should be allowed a free choice on the grounds that websites can be viewed all over the world). I've not seen abschreiben used in this sense before:
Ein solches freies Wahlrecht soll mit der Bekämpfung der Piraterie im Internet befürwortet werden (laut sich abschreibenden Mitarbeitern von der Software-Industrie bezahlten Kommunikationsfirmen).
sorry I did not finish the previous post properly and can't seem to edit it anymore - wanted to say , more or less like you understood (i.e. not really plagiarism but all of them are recycling the same set argument)
I would understand this as 'sich gegenseitig abschreiben', more or less like you understood it. But I don't think I have seen this in German without the 'gegenseitig', it always seems to be something like 'die Medien schreiben (sich) gegenseitig ab'
At first sight, I thought it meant that these people were copying themselves in terms of meaning (i.e. making the same point), though not necessarily plagiarising each other's work. Or do you read this as full-blown copying?
In any case, please do enter an answer otherwise I can't award points!
I think he means that the communication firms sponsored by the software industry are copying each other's stuff.... but without further context... hard to tell.... this seems to be an extremely emotional article...
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Explanation: The discussion entrants or, in Scotland at the Faculty of Advocates: intrants, will have to piost the copycat ideas.