Tuesday, August 15, 2006

PSA - Don't Plagiarize

Plagiarism is rampant on the internet. Most people know that if you take an excerpt from a book that it must be properly referenced. Did you know that if you cut and paste excerpts from a website or blog and send it to all of your friends and neglect to reference the source, you are plagiarizing?

According to webster's the definition of plagiarizing is as follows:

Main Entry: pla·gia·rize

Pronunciation: 'plA-j&-"rIz also -jE-&-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -rized; -riz·ing
Etymology: plagiary
transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
intransitive verb : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
- pla·gia·riz·er noun

Pasted from www.merriam-webster.com

Don't be a thief. Credit your sources.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good point to make. Your thoughts about “The Truth is Optional" should be forwarded to a lot of folks. But only if the source is referenced.