I'm sayingOctober 16 2009 at 12:23 PM
Vince (Login MoxiFox)
Response to Are you saying
That I have a mighty dim view of plagiarism.
When someone states something, I want to be able to check it out. By giving sources, it makes the research a lot easier. I also want to know within what framework an article or idea was presented. Copying the work of others in scraps and altering bits to disguise that, effectively amounts to ......... creating a decoupage or a complete misrepresentation of others' expressions.
What's more -and this is particularly galling to writers- when someone copies and pastes the works of others and then CHANGES phrases around to suit themselves, they effectively MISREPRESENT what the original person was saying. Small changes can mean a huge difference to an original writer. It's cheap, it's dirty and dishonest NOT to give sources and credits to the people who actually did the work.
Why would you NOT cite your sources? Hmmmm?
- Okay - Sir Bollocks Poppycock Balderdash III on Oct 16, 2009, 12:36 PM