For example, I just wrote out a post for the plot creation thread on this project I'm thinking of undertaking, but then I thought that anyone can register on this site and peruse the topics. I don't think my idea is the next hot thing and I may not even write it, but I do consider it unique in some ways. So, in a nutshell, do you ever worry about people 'stealing' your ideas? And in no way am I questioning the intentions of the regulars of this site, but, as I said, anyone can register and its easy to see someone going to sites like this, surfing for ideas. Also, what kind of protection does the internet hold in terms of plagiarism anyway? For example, if I post a short story here for review and then I see it published later in some magazine by someone else, do I have any automatic rights to that story when I posted it on the net or is it up for grabs?