Is Self-Plagiarism an Ethical Scourge?

Self-plagiarism is definitely something very close to the regular plagiarism and should be discouraged the same way. Had it not been a serious issue, it wouldn’t be called as plagiarism at all. Plagiarism, be it of any kind, is unethical and strongly discouraged. Those who think they are free to use their own work without citation are at a mistake. Mentioning the concepts when defining or explaining new concepts is something unavoidable; however, it should be done keeping in mind all the laws of plagiarism. Continue reading

Ways to Avoid Self-Plagiarism

Writers and researchers are usually the ones who tend to do self-plagiarism the most. They think of their content to be their personal belonging and something nobody else can use, but themselves. Well, that is not true. They should minimize reuse of their research or content at various places, and even if they do, they should always give a reference of their research conducted earlier or content published earlier. The initial post must be mentioned in both cases. Continue reading

Defining Self-Plagiarism

Self-plagiarism is a term that usually refers to using one’s own content more than one time. It means that you wrote some content once and, as per requirement, used it at another place too. It might be an article, a column, a paper or a research. Most of the authors feel that since it’s their own work, they can reuse it any way and anywhere they want. Well, that’s not true. Continue reading

Most Common Web Resources for Content

When you are making an assignment, a paper or a project, you need help. You have to turn to different resources to get information from web or other resources. Teachers do not and cannot teach everything in the classroom and this is what differentiates you from other students. This is what teachers mark you on; how much were you able to get the teacher’s point and how much were you able to research. Continue reading

Recommendations for Educators Handling Plagiarism

In the world of today, handling plagiarism has become a difficult task. No matter how much you explain it to the college and university students, some of them are still going to bring plagiarized assignments. Most of the institutions have the regulation of detaining the students from the school for a particular time or forever if they repetitively present plagiarized content in their projects, assignments and papers. Continue reading

Increasing Problem of Plagiarism Due to Social Media

As 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

How to Contact the Plagiarist

There are many ways to find the plagiarists of your work. You can search a part of your original content through the search engines and see if any links other than your own website or blogs shows up. IF not, you can try changing the content or remove quotes. You might be able to find some plagiarist. The ideal situation is that you don’t find any website where your content is re-used without your permission. Continue reading

Considerable Actions Against Plagiarists

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

Detecting Plagiarism

In the world of Internet today, securing your content from misuse has become absolutely impossible. It also sometimes becomes difficult to find out who used your stuff. Most of the times, you do not get to learn about your stuff being used without you getting even know about it or getting the credit you deserve, unless the content is posted publicly, somewhere online or published otherwise. Continue reading

Fair Use and Plagiarized Content

Although there are many arguments about the different 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 fair use or plagiarism. Nor can probably the author be able tell the difference. Continue reading