Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive. Walter Colton
Yesterday I was hit with something that set me back on my heels. I received a message that I had to “pay” for using the writer’s material. Well there was back and forth, I kindly asked him to notice that I mentioned at the top that it is a re-blog. I also explained my intent was to bolster people towards his blog which I thought was full of great information.
Thinking back to my grade nine English class how it was drilled into us not to “plagiarize” other’s works. I have never been accused of that in my entire life. I always gave credit to where credit is due.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is when a person uses other person’s words, work or ideas without giving the author of those works credit. Plagiarism is seen more like an ethical offence instead of a legal one, although it can form the basis of a copyright infringement claim.
So dear reader I write this as a post of caution when you re-blog a post.