Unfortunately, we can’t stop people from copying published stories and publishing them elsewhere. If your stories are out there and visible to the public, there's always a chance that someone could potentially take your ideas and try to pass them off as their own. However, we take every possible step to make sure that no matter what, this doesn't happen on our platform. We'll never publish stolen or copyright-infringed content on Vocal.
If you do think that you've found an instance of copyright infringement on Vocal, please click 'Report Story' at the top-right of the story in question and fill out the necessary information, or get in touch with us here.