Plagiarism is the act of using or closely imitating the writing of another author without his/her permission. In other means, it is an infringement, piracy, counterfeiting, and theft. Plagiarism became so rampant especially after people started relying on the internet for conducting research that several lawsuits were filed against those committing plagiarism. Educational institutions revised their laws and any student caught plagiarizing was expelled. Continue reading
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.
Plagiarizing content intentionally is absolutely unacceptable.
However, one might do it unknowingly. It might happen that you propose an idea or gain first-hand knowledge about something and later find out that it has already been proposed or posted somewhere by someone. Although this is something that doesn’t happen very often, you should know what do if it does.
The best thing is to talk to your instructor about it and tell him/her beforehand that the idea was as much originally yours as it was probably someone else’s. Continue reading
One might get away with rewriting the content and not copying it word-to-word.
However, it’s unethical and is referred to as stealing. If you are giving an idea that has been taken from some source but presented in an entirely different way, so that no one can recognize it, you are still morally answerable.
Theft is mostly done in the name of research; students mention that as a result of the research, they have proposed something, while that proposition is not what they think about the topic. It’s clearly stealing another person’s idea. Continue reading
Plagiarism is increasing gradually nowadays
As we keep on hearing so much about plagiarism scandals of different kinds of people involved in it. Whether it is someone who is a student and he plagiarized other student’s work or a songwriter who copies someone else’s song, we get to know that these people are either busy in the court because of an accusation or they simply lose their career. Continue reading
For anyone who has started to read this article, it is now an obligation to read it to the last line because not doing that will mean being unjust. There’s an uproar on the internet against plagiarism and everyone has a different way of explaining its loathsomeness. Some use the ethical and moral approach to reprehend the act of plagiarism while others try to scare the plagiarists with the legal actions that could be taken against them for committing plagiarism. Continue reading
Committing plagiarism is not less than a crime; however it can happen unintentionally as well. It is considered a very serious kind of dishonesty for which writers are penalized as well. Bloggers and online marketers may have to face severe type of penalties where Google has regulating authorities. So bloggers can’t even think of committing plagiarism because there are 100% chances that their content will be caught and removed from their website or blog. Google has authority to block the websites and blogs as well. Continue reading
No wonder people are confused when they read about plagiarism on the internet. For as long as they are reading a blog from a person who blogs regularly with fresh and his own content, you will feel very bad about the act plagiarism. However, as soon as you listen to the response of a person who supports plagiarism, you will be in a state of dilemma. The reasons are so profound and striking when they talk about plagiarism being the right thing that you are almost half convinced half way that there is absolutely nothing wrong with plagiarism. Continue reading
Children often argue with their parents for laying restrictions on them, their use of mobile phones and the timings of going out and coming back home. They just can’t understand the idea why their parents would ask them to do all of that. However, that’s where you have to think like a parent and then decide if they are right or wrong. Continue reading
Plagiarism detections software used by the search engines have made the lives of plagiarists quite hard in the past few years. There was a time when you could expect some really funny content on websites – content that wasn’t related to your search at all and was only stuffed with unnecessary use of keywords. However, the technology improved and it gave search engines the power to assess the data across all servers and catch any plagiarism acts. Continue reading