Reasons Not to Plagiarize

Introduction:Plagiarism is a crime. It is theft. Plagiarism is stealing someone else's work and handing it off as their own.

Recently we have had two members of this site found to be plagiarizing content. Their lists were simply copied and pasted from other websites. Some were content of other authors. Others were content from manufacturer's websites or forums. Either way theft is theft.

  • 01

    It's Stealing

    This is very simple to understand. Taking someone else's work and pretending it is yours is theft. When you steal another's work and pass it on as your own it is plagiarism. It goes against the Ten Commandments: Thou Shall Not Steal.

  • 02

    It's a Crime

    Plagiarism is a crime that can be subject to having a lawsuit thrown in your face. The original author of the content has the right to sue you over the theft of the content, and for any adversary results--loss payment from the theft, etc.

    If you earned money from a site where you made money or earned a prize due to your plagiarized content, they are also free to sue you for the amount of money back, inconvenience, and putting their website in a bad light.

  • 03

    It's Dishonest

    We have already talked about plagiarism being a crime and how it is theft. It is also dishonest. If you are caught plagiarism, your respect is now totally wiped away.

  • 04

    Your Professional Niche Is Now Gone

    So you wanted to be a professional writer? Well guess what? That won't happen now, because your name is GRASS. Your work will not be taken seriously by anyone that follows you.

  • 05

    Self Respect

    You may think you are pulling the wool over everyone's face, but sooner or later you will get caught. Your self respect will be gone, as well as the respect of others that know what you did.




Final Thoughts

This list is dedicated to greatgreat8 and lisa1025. Both of these members have numerous lists on this site that are plagiarized.

So is plagiarism really worth it?




Comments

  • jseven 3/7/2012 Flag This Comment

    Good list and the sad thing is, they will answer someday.

  • clarbear 3/6/2012 Flag This Comment

    All excellent reasons. Thank you.

  • clewand550 3/6/2012 Flag This Comment

    Thank you for spelling this out to everyone. Great job on this.

  • BonnieDossKnight 3/6/2012 Flag This Comment

    Your name is grass...Hmmmmm! I've heard it another way. LOL Plagiarists are LAZY and dispicable. They don't belong on our planet. Good job with exposure. HI5

  • dashboardc33 3/6/2012 Flag This Comment

    All excellent reasons to not plagiarize.

  • goodselfme 3/6/2012 Flag This Comment

    Plagiarism is disgusting. You are a good list maker and you stand for all the good writers who what to have this site to compose their ORIGINAL CONTENT.Thank you.

  • hummingbirdee 3/6/2012 Flag This Comment

    It is good to have the Plagiarism Police on this site.

  • vivasuzi 3/6/2012 Flag This Comment

    I never understood how anyone could blatantly copy and paste content from the internet and try to say they wrote it themselves. It's like people lose all sense of morals and values when they get behind a computer! You wouldn't photo copy a book and try to sell it as your own novel...so why steal content like reviews are articles off the net? Great list! Hope it teaches some people!!

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