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Aug 22

Shattered Glass

Posted by Khatija in sub-editors , stephen glass , shattered glass , plagiarism , patricia smith , news 24 , media landscape , fraud , elle magazine , editors , economic pressures , dr herman wasserman , cynthia vongai , boston globe


Chatting to a friend last night one thing led to another and next thing we were on the topic of journalism.  I was telling her about Shattered Glass, a movie that I had seen about American journalist, Stephen Glass, who was caught for making up stories, events and sources.

May 04

Getting fired and the Politics of Social Media

Posted by Khatija in wordpress , tumblr , the sowetan , technology , south africa , Sources , social media policy , privacy , plagiarism , organisational guidelines , offensive language , IBM , fired for blogging , facts , development , cynthia vongai , crhis rovny , blogosphere , bloggers , accountability


Oct 01

What is digital plagiarism?

Posted by barrmar in What is plagiarism? , plagiarism , penalties for plagiarism , copyright


"Noun: Plagiarism 

Oct 01

Digital Plagiarism is only bad when it suits you!

Posted by OS GIKEN in plagiarism , Plagiarise , microsoft , iTunes , Digital


After having read Barmar's article about digital plagiarism, he explained how some websites had used his content without his regard. But this then got me thinking, at the end of his article he identifies with the pure fact that...he actually does not mind if he's work is being plagiarized, as long as it draws traffic towards his article!


Money, exposure:
Its alright as long as there is exposure to my articles. This is my stance on it. I'm sure Microsoft does not care if demo versions of IE9 are floating around, as long as that demo version somehow leads to a sale on the full version or a sale of some other Microsoft product. It comes back to piracy in some way, that's how iTunes started. Don't buy the physical cd, go online like you would normally steal mp3's, and then just let the better of your morality take over, and buy the mp3 for $2!

I guess its ok if:
This leads to the actual truth about plagiarism. If it somehow brings you traffic to your blog, which inevitably means more hits which equates to more money, you won't worry or care! But, will you then pay that website, or person who plagiarized your work, and then unknowingly and most probably unintentionally lead more hits to your blog? I doubt that anyone would pay the people who promote their work! But as soon as they see their work on some other site, its called plagiarism.


Think about it...If you see your work on another website, someone quoting your work and linking it, you would immediately ask...who gave them the right...and shout plagiarism from the top of a mountain! But 5 minutes into the shout, you are told that this link actually brought with it 10 000 views through redirected traffic to your original somehow becomes o.k?

So, we can go off on a tangent and proclaim once and for all, its not plagiarism if it does benefit you, the owner, the originator of the material!

Sep 29

Digital Plagiarism

Posted by barrmar in plagiarism , links


My recent experience of plagiarism has been largely resolved. I contacted the offending sites and received responses immediately! Two of these removed the material immediately. The third would like to keep the material on the site and even asked for a purchase price. They will keep the first paragraph with a link back to the original. 

Sep 23


Posted by barrmar in Plagiarism Checker , plagiarism , IP theft , internet


Apart from writing for MyDigitalLife, I write articles for a Website called Helium. A recent event reminded me of the ever present threat of plagiarism on the Internet. 

I used one of my old articles on Cloud Computing as a model for a new article. The topics were similar. I re-wrote most of the original text, added appropriate information and removed irrelevant information to complete the new article.

Jun 21

Blogging - Content on MyDL should be your own

Posted by barrmar in plagiarism , original material , cut and paste , Blogs


I have come across sites that offer articles that can be copied for free onto your blog. There are even subscription services that send you a few articles daily that are available free to post on your site. 

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