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
There can be many instances when contacting the plagiarist fails. One of them is that the information posted is so old that even the website owner is no more taking care of the website. Many bloggers carry their blogs for sometime and as soon as they get busy elsewhere, they forget about updating those blogs. Even the contact information on those blogs expires and they become unreachable. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Where technology has made life easier for us, it has also made undertaking criminal activities simpler. You can easily download movies, songs and even others’ papers for free from the internet. It is entirely unethical yet available to all. So is the case with any kind of content we talk about. However, it is again technology that has enabled us to verify such crimes. In the case of content, you can easily check using plagiarism-checking software if the content was plagiarized or not and how much was the percentage of the copied content.
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