Increasing Problem of Plagiarism Due to Social Media

As media has been advancing, it has become difficult to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism in its many forms has become a part of the social world. The content we see and share daily on different social networking websites is mostly disregarded of its origination. There either is considered no requirement to use the original source of such content or information or there is not much space provided by the websites to share the information as well as the source in detail; this happens in the case of twitter. Continue reading

How to Contact the Plagiarist

There are many ways to find the plagiarists of your work. You can search a part of your original content through the search engines and see if any links other than your own website or blogs shows up. IF not, you can try changing the content or remove quotes. You might be able to find some plagiarist. The ideal situation is that you don’t find any website where your content is re-used without your permission. Continue reading

Considerable Actions Against Plagiarists

As much is it important to find out if your content is being plagiarized, it is also important to know what to do once you find out. You are definitely not helpless. And, you definitely do not need to stay quiet. If you do, you encourage the plagiarist to do so again. He/she would not only steal your content but others’ as well. By trying to stop it at your end, you might be helping a lot of other writers, who should be admired for their work. Continue reading

Detecting Plagiarism

In the world of Internet today, securing your content from misuse has become absolutely impossible. It also sometimes becomes difficult to find out who used your stuff. Most of the times, you do not get to learn about your stuff being used without you getting even know about it or getting the credit you deserve, unless the content is posted publicly, somewhere online or published otherwise. Continue reading

Fair Use and Plagiarized Content

Although there are many arguments about the different between fair use and plagiarized content, there are no steadfast rules to distinguish both. Fair use means different in different scenarios. A layman cannot tell if the use of content by a person without giving credit to the original author was fair use or plagiarism. Nor can probably the author be able tell the difference. Continue reading

Keeping Copyright Laws in Mind When Plagiarizing

According to copyright laws of content use, authors’ get protection against their work being used by anyone publicly without permission or without giving them the deserved credit for it. If you want to use another author’s content, whether it is published anywhere or not, in some cases, you should get a written permission or at least give the author credit by mentioning the source of content along with the author’s name. Continue reading

Affects of Technology on Plagiarism

It is quite obvious that when information has become so widespread that anyone from any corner of the world can access all type of information. This convenience comes with a few great inconveniences too, which includes believing on wrong information as correct and even worse, to copy it and spread it further. Anyone consulting multiple resources for information might end up believing in wrong facts as a result of finding the same information through different sources.

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Strategies to Avoid Plagiarism

Using somebody else’s work and presenting it as your own is something very devastating, be it for a research, for a paper or for writing a blog or article. Not all the countries have same laws as far as plagiarism is concerned; however, it’s better to avoid it rather than getting in to trouble later on. If you are copying an author who lives in a part of the world where such rules are very strict, you might be sued by the author, ad hence end up paying off heavy fines and other such punishment as a result. Continue reading

When Plagiarism Becomes Theft

One might get away with rewriting the content and not copying it word-to-word. However, it’s unethical and is referred to as stealing. If you are giving an idea that has been taken from some source but presented in an entirely different way, so that no on can recognize it, you are still morally answerable. It is mostly done in the name of research; students mention that as a result of the research, they have proposed something, while that proposition is not what they think about the topic. Continue reading

Differentiating Paraphrasing from Plagiarism

Paraphrasing

Writing a paraphrase is when you write a summary of the readings and facts in your own words without citing the references you have taken the information from. You do not directly write anything out of whatever information you have read; the only thing you do is that you write what you get out of that information read. Continue reading