Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No to plagiarism!

I rarely post memes or tags on this blog but when I stumbled upon this meme from Juliana’s Lair, I am compelled to take part. If you have been reading my previous blog posts, you will know that I was recently victimized by a fellow blogger who plagiarized my blog content.

I’m not alone, after all. It turns out that this plagiarist on the loose was the same blogger who victimized Juliana. Now, I don’t know if my decision to expose the blogger and take the subtle route (confronting the other blogger to remove the article) was a wise decision. I should have sought this fellow victim’s advice to make sure my actions will not jeopardize her own efforts to make this copycat liable for this misdemeanor. I absolutely support her on this cause.

For now, the least I can do is to support this cause against plagiarism and raise awareness to fellow bloggers. Please don’t hesitate to take part on this cause against plagiarism.

Please copy from here and share:

What is Plagiarism?

According to the Dictionary, Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.

To all Bloggers who exert effort to create noteworthy entries and who continue to maintain a Blog which is a reflection of who she / he is,” Good job! ”

To those who have the desire to Blog but are merely scraping contents from other people‘s materials,” Whether you are monetizing your site to help you with your basic needs or to satisfy some of your wants, do it the proper way. Stop making money out of someone else’s work. Otherwise, you are nothing but a common thief! ”

Thank you!


Scotty's Princess said...

Hi There! I added your link in my post. It's here at your blog that I came to know about the plagiarist. And Juliana told me that you and her are talking of one and the same person. Shame on her!

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betchai said...

It is great you are taking actions Leo Mar. It is really sad to know that these plagiarists really do exist. I went to the link you gave, Juliana's Lair, but I think her links are not working properly. But on knowing that the plagiarist is the same for you and her, I am really taken aback at the personality of the person. In fact, without asking you who she/he is, I just went on solving the problem by looking at the picture of the blogpage and typing the site, I found out that the plagiarist you are talking to actually is a blogging acquaintance of mine and a blogging friend ( I met through blogging ). It is really such a small world.

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a fil-am journey said...

It was actually manang Juliana who gave me the links ( including yours ) and I was really surprised because I know her (the copycat) as well, and I thought she's sweet and nice, but I didn't know her lovely face is just...a mask! Walang kahihiyan!!!


tammy said...

Lovely face ba yun? kapal ng mukha! Parang goma! bwahaha! kakahiya sya!

Juliana said...

I was wondering if you got my message I sent through EC. I sent you one as soon as I read about your post and it was the same blogger you were referring to. The only difference is that the post she copied from my blog is pasted on her other blog, the blogspot blog.

It's okay, exposing her identity was a normal reaction. Believe me, I was dying to do the same right off the bat but I calmed myself that night when I discovered it.

you have the screenshot of your copied post, and that is a good enough proof to use if you ever plan to take action and report the misdeed to the blogging affiliate where the opp originated from.

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Cee said...

Thank you for helping spread this Tag!

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diary pink said...

yes.. plagiarism is crime. somebody copy paste my post without permission. I had to struggle to think a whole night to make a good post but he just copy n paste. He is copy and paste all the content and title of my post. It's no fair :(

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amiable amy said...

I just made my comment on your Plagiarized Blog Content post. Just to let you know I am on your side.

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Leomar said...

Hi Scotty's Princess. Thanks for the link. I frequently drop ECs on Juliana's blog but I only discovered recently that we are talking of the same blogger.

Leomar said...

Thanks, Betchai. I owe it to the blogging community to take action on this. I don't want any other blogger experiencing this same problem with a plagiarist. Indeed, it's a small world, Betchai. To think, that this copycat and I are both Filipinos made it even worse.

Leomar said...

Looks can really be deceiving... I really don't want to judge the person harshly. It's just that what she did is something uncalled for.

Leomar said...

Thanks Juliana. Yes, i got your message in EC and I appreciate the advice.

Leomar said...

Thanks, Cee. It's my pleasure to spread this tag. It's great that you started this campaign against plagiarism.

Leomar said...

Thanks, Diary Pink. It really isn't fair when someone will copy a product of your hard work and ideas. This is why I exposed the blogger who copied my post. I don't want this happening to any other blogger.

Leomar said...

Hi Amy. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your support and encouragement.

Snow said...

Count me in on this advocate. ^_^

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Snow said...

to... "No to plagiarism of course!"

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zinesterssisters said...

place a copyscape banner in here. that's one way to protect your blog content. hope this one helps;)

Seiko said...

Hi!Hindi pa rin talaga ako makapaniwala on what I'd found in here..can I post this into mine?If you don't mind please?A huge thanks in advance & God Bless!

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