Is Someone Plagiarizing Your Work?
by: Michael Southon
About two weeks ago I received an article submission that immediately attracted my attention. The title was identical to the title of an article I wrote and which was published in ‘WebProNews’ in May 1999.
“Probably just a coincidence”, I thought to myself, and kept reading. But the first paragraph stopped me in my tracks. It was quite clearly plagiarized from my article. As I kept reading I recognized sentence after sentence that had been lifted from my article and then modified slightly.
The whole article was plagiarized. I could hardly believe it. As the English say, I was ‘gob-smacked’.
What Is Plagiarism?
‘Plagiarism’ comes from the Latin word ‘plagiarius’, a kidnapper. Here are two dictionary definitions of plagiarism:
‘[to] tak...Read More