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Whats Mine, is Yours

Whats Mine, is Yours

In this past week in class we have discussed many different topics. One of the topics that stuck out the most to me was whether or not we are plagiarizing are not. As students, we are asked to write many papers, find articles, make presentations and maybe even write a blog. We can be lazy […]

Originality

Originality

Don Quixote the book, was and is still an original piece of literature. In its time it was considered the first book to contain a fictional narrative, creating a path for an entirely new genre of books to be written later in time. Nowadays originality is huge, copyright laws make sure of at; almost everything […]

Don’t Steal my Ideas!

Don’t Steal my Ideas!

Our society today does not know of a time when copyright laws did not exist, yet there was such a time, hard as it is to believe. Copyright today,  is defined as “the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit aliterary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.:works granted such right by law on or after January 1, 1978, are protected for the lifetime of the author or creator and for a period of50 years after his or her death” (dictionary.com). In Cervantes’s  time period, such copyright laws did not exist and any work was available for another artist, or writer to … Continue reading Don’t Steal my Ideas!

What happens when plagiarism becomes the...

What happens when plagiarism becomes the norm?

Recently, it has become more and more common to see many students adopt or simply take someone else’s work and argue that it’s not plagiarism. This poses a great problem both for universities, many of which have set in place strict guidelines monitoring the moral and honorable integrity of students, and also to the students […]

The Integrity of Copyright and Plagiaris...

The Integrity of Copyright and Plagiarism

In today’s society, information is abundantly available online at our fingertips. As people are doing research and finding information through other’s cited works, it can be tempting to just copy and paste correct information and hold it as your own. Also, with so many different types of information and laws, legally giving credit to authors … Continue reading The Integrity of Copyright and Plagiarism