Tuesday, April 24, 2012

You Alone Can Stop Blog Plagiarism

From Dictionary.com


1. an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau's plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne. Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off.

2. a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation: “These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said, tossing them angrily on the floor. Only you can stop blog plagiarism in it's tracks by not supporting the blogs that practice it.

Sign the petition, let everyone know that you will not stand for it.

By signing the digital petition you agree to:
  1. If you currently follow a site that has knowingly participated in plagiarism, to withdraw your follow from their site and all social networks attached to their sites:
    1. Twitter
    2. Facebook (unlike, unfriend)
    3. Tumblr
    4. Digg -- etc.
  2. Do not support their advertisers, because by paying the site to advertise they are supporting the act of plagiarism
  3. Do not click on any affiliate links that are on their site
  4. Do not participate in any memes, group functions, or events hosted by blogs that participated in plagiarism
  5. And finally try to not visit or have any affiliation with the site in question

1"plagiarism." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 24 Apr. 2012. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism>.