Talking about plagiarism claims
is fun because it sounds so similar to what students used to do in their exams while copying stuff from their neighbouring students. So, many students might consider their act pretty justified since the “grown-ups” are doing the same. It’s just that when you used to copy stuff in the exam it was called copying or cheating but a more professional and formal term for the same type of work is plagiarism. Of course, you were never given a choice to quote the original writer’s name and work in your paper sheet to get away with it – definitely, a pun intended.
If you think within the moral and ethical grounds,
plagiarism will always look to you as an evil act. Why is it that when a person is copying stuff from another source, he/she doesn’t quote the name of the original writer? There are surely some evil intentions involved because you can’t think of any other reason for not naming the original owner of the content. When plagiarizing, you are definitely thinking of presenting the stuff like yours and take the credit for it; and all the fame and name as a result. But do you think you will manage to evade a plagiarism claim so easily?
In the past 2 decades, there have been a lot of cases of plagiarism and many renowned personalities have lost their respect in their own fan clubs. Music artists are often a target of plagiarism claims and PLR disasters if the news about their plagiarism act spreads in their fans. This is exactly what happens on most occasions. Coldplay, a very famous alternative rock band from Europe, has faced many plagiarism claims and somewhat lost a big number of loyal fans they had when they started out fresh.
If you are a writer and you write online content,
you are fortunately or unfortunately one of the people who can be caught most easily for plagiarism. While there are many types of software that let you write “spun” content, which is the content obtained by spinning an originally written content, there are some even better that are known for catching such content. Without any more circumlocution, you could easily end up answering questions to a lawyer in court for plagiarism. Other consequences of such claims could result in a disaster of your public image, reputation, self-respect, promotion and self-confidence.
When it comes to the internet,
plagiarism could be even more dangerous than it is on other mediums of information. Your plagiarized articles written for a website could make the search engine ban the website as a whole and remove it from the rankings altogether. What if the website you wrote the stuff turns against you and claims its loss of reputation and ranking because of your content? In simple words, plagiarism is unethical, immoral and evil because you are intentionally copying stuff from another source to claim it as yours. How many helping hands and followers will you have on your side someone files a case against you for copying the content – and if it’s true?