In the world of the 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.
This is the reason why most of the copiers get to copy work. Although they know that it is ethically and morally wrong to do so, they do it because they either get free credit for it or get paid for submitting the content about a specific topic. They continue this activity until and unless they face a bad experience.
Now, there are many tools
to find out if the content was plagiarized by anyone. You can generally copy some of the content posted in the past and check it through plagiarism checking website that is renowned for detecting plagiarism. You’d get to know who has been using your content and to what extent. You would also get the links where your content has been posted. These tools are specifically designed for detecting plagiarism through different online sources, documents like Word or PDF and publicly available information in any kind on the Internet.
Tips on Detecting Plagiarism Through Your Content
There are a few tips on how to detect if your content is being plagiarized. First of all, the title is not a reliable source. You should use important information or the major points that convey reasonably good information on a topic. The copycats would be smart enough to change the title but not creative enough to write original content.
Secondly, check for statistical facts
that was originally your numbers and not generally available over the Internet. It can usually be detected in the cases of primarily researched work. If any website, other than your own starts showing in the search engine pages, check it thoroughly. You should check if the use of content was legal, which means if you were given proper credit for being the original author of the work or not. And yes, this was you also get to know if your content is indexed by Google as yet or not. You might have to wait for a few days in order for it to be indexed and another few days, in order for it to reach people who might copy it.
Search Engines like Google
and Yahoo definitely has limitations when detecting plagiarism. They are most likely to not show results from profile information or other content being displayed on the social networking website. No wonder there’s a huge amount of content being ditto copied and pasted without reference. It is shared with millions without any of them knowing where did the content originally come from.
Anyhow, as mentioned earlier if the information is being shared for the public good, it can be spared in the name of fair use, since no wrong intention was involved nor was the image of the copier being the author of the content is communicated in any way.