Topics: Copyright infringement, Education, Plagiarism Pages: 2 (766 words) Published: January 23, 2013
Is Plagiarism Good For You?
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Devry University

A sizable industry has been providing ready-made papers over the few decades. This created a high percentage of plagiarism and copyright infringement. Many students thought that there is nothing morally wrong about buying written papers and turning it as their own. Now that internet and World Wide Web is easy access to anyone, it is much easier now than before and there are so much knowledge available to access almost by anyone. Just focus what you are looking for and search and most of the time you will find the answer you were looking for, a very easy way to teach yourself about almost anything. What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is copying someone else’s work such as literary concepts or writing and making it your own and publishing it. This can lead to copyright infringement, when someone copies other’s work and the copyright owner’s rights are violated. Without proper authorization from the original owner or consent is exactly the same as stealing. Using other’s work without crediting the source also can be considered as theft. Citing your sources and adding quotes does not constitute plagiarism. Students might think it is ok to copy someone’s work but they’re just hurting themself. Accountability plays a good part in this, expecting the students to take it upon themselves to learn the right way. Just because no one will know, this will not mean that this will not affect you or others. It can hurt you in a way of learning and respect of others hard work. We go to school for a reason and plagiarism just defeat that purpose. The student is cheating themselves and instead of learning, they actually skipping the potential of chance of learning something greater. Is it worth it?

Now that were in what many called digital age, copying and pasting is never been easy but getting caught can get you in a lot of trouble and worse getting dismissal letter from the university. If been accused of...

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