Sunday, April 25, 2010

Plagiarism - It's pissing off !!!

"The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part."  - Richard Stallman

I have been meaning to write soulful, inspirational and insightful thoughts since a few days but the damn writers block has taken over.

There is so much to write about my new life, new people, everything I have been experiencing and feeling but its stuck right in the gut.

This post however is about inspiration but inspiration of a different kind.

Recently, I was angered, hurt and upset when I had my own tryst with plagiarism. I didn’t take being inspiring as a compliment when my blog address or name wasn’t mentioned in plagiarized text.

The world and community has become so much smaller thanks cyber space, cell phones, blackberry messengers and ipads. It has become so small that we just have no clue when we tread into each other space.

There is no differentiation of yours and mine. Not that it’s a good thing (to be selfish) but taking something away from someone is wrong.

What would be nice in the space of the blogosphere is to provide links and names when anything ‘inspiring’ catches our eye.

It is very difficult to protect content on such a wide open forum but the least we can do is give original credit to content writers by providing the link to their websites so readers know where the content is being ‘inspired’ from.

Fellow readers and passer by’s of the blog… support me. I am sure a lot of us have gone through this and it is not a good feeling.

2 comments:

Aarti said...

Could'nt agree more. The least people can do is rightfully acknowledge sources. There is no harm in being inspired but hardcore plagiarism is a big no-no!

Aanchal said...

exactly... .. only a fellow writer knows how it feels! esp. cz this is not non fictional content like news and information, these are someones thoughts!

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