Plagiarism is on the rise. And experts say that by 2014 level of plagiarism on the internet will exceed 63%.
Online plagiarism is everywhere – Audio, video, web-data, social media etc. Sometimes it feels like crappers are gradually taking charge of the whole online world.
The word plagiarism is derived from a Latin word called plagiarius - means kidnapper, or someone stealing someone else’s work.
In academics and journalism plagiarism is taken very seriously and there are provisions of strong disciplinary measures against it. Unintentional plagiarism by not giving appropriate citation to the original source may be due to lack of knowledge. But it’s also considered crime.
Take for example – the blogging world. There are numerous WordPress Plugins available which automatically post articles from the blog, without even writing a line (by spinning articles). Novice bloggers are also not far behind. They also never hesitate to copy and paste content from other sources, without thinking about the final consequences.
Below is an INFOGRAPHIC about plagiarism, prepared by plagtracker.com which tells a story of 2 lives and reminds us “how costly plagiarism can be.”
Always remember – Life of a plagiarist may be adventurous, but it’s short lived and costs heavily.
As a blogger – Do you have any experience of plagiarism? I mean, has anybody stolen your original work and published on own blog? Share your experience in comments below.