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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Plagiarism is a nasty thing.

According to U.S. law, the answer is yes. The expression of original ideas is considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright laws, just like original inventions. Almost all forms of expression fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book or a computer file).
  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)
Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided, however, by citing sources. Simply acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source is usually enough to prevent plagiarism. See our section on citation for more information on how to cite sources properly."
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I'm flattered by your fascination with me! But...This blog, is my way of getting my voice heard. Go find your own voice. 

My facebook page was first, slowly to be copied by others and then my twitter page. It's easy to see that every contact you follow came from my pages, DUH! Copying others work and idea happens all the time but my record speaks for itself. 

I say what I mean and I mean what I say.  I don't pretend to be a friend when I'm not. It takes a lot to lose my respect and my friendship. I always give more than one or two chances.  So... those that I have unfriended on facebook and blocked on twitter - it was your big fat mouth your own words than did you in.   

Your behind the scenes bad mouthing of me, and not just me BTW is despicable. People will always remember how you talk about someone and sit back and think... hmm... they must be talking about me too.  

If Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, please don't flatter me. If you say you have integrity, then don't copy my stuff and don't copy other peoples stuff.

Come up with your own ideas - let your own voice be heard.

I didn't mind so much at first, but then the continual (stealing), you know the copy/paste of my work started getting me a tad upset.  Crediting me or asking would have been the decent thing to do.  But...people are cunning.  

If you copy me, you're already 5 steps behind!
since 2011

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