Plagiarism has been increasing with time and the issues of the copyrights are also increasing because of the internet.
Everybody wonders why is that so? The reason is none other than but the easy access to the knowledge which was not the case a few years back. And one of the major technologies that are making access to knowledge is the Internet, the technology for the information age.
Before the usage of internet technology, cheating and copying someone’s other work was possible only through the books and the other reading material. But now in all the fields, the usage of the Internet is increasing and people are getting more dependent on the Internet even to produce their own work. The methods to get the work done from the internet might be different but there are different types of Plagiarism. For producing the highly professional and demanding work the plagiarists use different sources of Plagiarism. Therefore, it is not wrong to say that like other inventions Internet is a disadvantage for us because it is a threat to the original work of the writers and other innovators. There are millions of websites on the Internet which are providing data about all fields, from literature to science.
When a reader goes through the written text he gets a lot of ideas, and if he has to produce his own research paper, case study, story, drama, article, or any other material he can produce it by copying through the website. Plagiarism does not mean only the copied and the pasted work but it includes the copied work from various means. Instead of going to the library and purchasing books the best way is to just go on the Internet and get the information just in a couple of seconds. Therefore the convenience to get the information is enhancing Plagiarism. People prefer to come up with the whole paper in a couple of minutes. Some people have the misconception before doing the Plagiarism that after reading a piece of an article from other writer’s work they can change the wordings and present it with their ideas. Referral work is allowed to support your arguments but the main thing is genuine and innovative work.
At the educational level students are very immature and they can not realize the later effects of Plagiarism on their career and at that very low stage, they get habitual to present the copied work. There are different ways through which Plagiarism can be avoided. Search engines are also being used for catching Plagiarism but the limitations are there. There are many websites like Harvard Business School and the J store which are providing the material within some limitations like the proper registration and downloading charges.
Similarly, some software like the www.duplichecker.com is also enhancing the restrictions towards the Plagiarism. In order to distinguish information like the personally owned or the public, the contents are clearly specified. Similarly, copyrights and the published information also restrict the person from doing Plagiarism because he gets scared of the results. Therefore, if you want to get something to enhance the power of your arguments you have to mention the proper reference.