Search engines, applications, software and the human minds are all busy in detecting plagiarism and it wouldn’t be wrong to state that software technology and search engines are doing a great job in detection of plagiarism. However, whenever there are 100 minds thinking of making things better, there are 10 trying to ruin them. Similarly, software technology and applications are being used by plagiarists as well. They are using the technology to support plagiarism and get credit for other people’s content. This is done through various means and the most commonly used tool these days is the content spinning software – mostly used by content writers and SEOs.
People, who don’t like the idea of citing other people’s content, are busy in finding ways to plagiarize the content and they somehow manage to accomplish their goals – albeit for a temporary period of time. Spinning software are commonly in use by people who don’t want to give much pain to their mind while knowing that writing is all about using the mind. Here’s something: find an article on the internet and search for the same article on the search engine on other websites with its title. You will definitely end up on a spun version of this article very soon.
Is it the software or the writer, that’s pretty ambiguous at the moment but once you read the article, you will be rolling on the floor laughing. For some reason, the subpar software ruin the original article and the piece of writing that comes out of the software is a hilarious one. The words are all messed and there is absolutely no grammatical sense in the article. Does that really matter to the person who used this software for getting away with plagiarism? Well, for him it serves the purpose, which is, it doesn’t let the plagiarized article get caught.
Utilizing the most famous PDF documents format is a way of spreading plagiarism through technology, which is used by a lot of students. Somehow, they turn on some particular features of the software and deceive the plagiarism detection into passing the document as clean of any plagiarism – while in reality the entire document contains a lot of plagiarized content. This is done by encrypting the content of the written material so when a plagiarism detection software tries to match it with other available material, it doesn’t see any sensible writing but some codes, which to the software are nothing but garbled material.
These actions from many people, including the school and college students, raise an important question: can’t they just cite the original content and not do all of these complex things? Well, this is where the moral and ethical part of the issue is touched. Only people who work conscientiously will understand their moral duty when they pick someone else’s content. This is more like self-censorship because even if you are able to get away with your plagiarized article, will you be contented in your heart? You might have blinded the people with your tricks but will it be safe if you start flying a plane without having any knowledge of how to fly it?