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.
As the 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
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
Although there are many arguments about the difference 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 a fair use or plagiarism. Nor can probably the author be able to tell the difference. 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 in 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.