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I’m here with a question on plagiarism…

   
11:58 am on Nov 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello friends,

I’m here with a question on plagiarism.....Could you please tell me whether it would be an instance of plagiarism even if I mention the source?

I have some more questions regarding the same topic ……

Suppose , I develop a totally different content changing most of the phrases and words, do I still need to cite the source?

Awaiting your answer

Regards
Monalisa

1:16 pm on Nov 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Content theft is still theft, even with the deception of changing a few words around.

Content theft is still theft, whether you mention the source or not.

5:56 pm on Nov 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Monalisa said: Suppose , I develop a totally different content changing most of the phrases and words, do I still need to cite the source?

If it's "totally different content", then how would "most of the phrases and words" of the (now unrelated) original article discussing some other (now unrelated) topic have any bearing? Why would one even want to "cite" an unrelated article as a "source"?

The illogic tends to lead one to think that perhaps someone's motives and plans are not entirely "above board".

Instead of trying to find out how many words in a row you can re-use (from your other thread on this topic) or how little or how much you "have" to change an author's original work to "get away with" using it, why not create your own material...?

Eliz.

6:11 pm on Nov 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Check into the resources I told you about in the other thread. There's no simple answer.
6:18 pm on Nov 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If you're completely rewriting the content, providing the source would be saying "This is what I plagarized!"

Either rewrite the content and use it as your own, or don't mess with their content at all without their permission.

 

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