Plagiarism can destroy a reputation!

Originally posted on September 28, 2012, this video is being republished on October 13th, 2012 because the topic of plagiarism continues to be in the news. That is most unfortunate because it is a type of cheating that can completely destroy someone’s reputation. It can also have a negative impact on future education and career opportunities — particularly if someone is expelled from university or college with a plagiarism notation on their transcript.

Sponsored by animoto.com, the video, while short and upbeat, does get the message across that the big problem in 2012 is the open nature of the Internet and the temptation to cut and paste information without attributing credit to those who wrote it in the first place.

In the case of the new link provided above, the allegations relate to some of Canada’s recent Refugee Board decisions. Of course, there was also the recent complaints against Globe and Mail journalist Margaret Wente and Fareed Zakaria at CNN.

Visitors can see other videos on how and why to avoid plagiarism — here, here and here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.