I Dislike Plagiarism

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    A Friend Stole My Work.

    A friend was having trouble with an assignment, or so she told me. I had already completed the assignment and i said i would send her mine as long as she didnt copy it, that this would just help her to get on the right track. It turned out our assignments looked very similar...
    maddieg maddieg
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    Court Case

    Hi I was hoping that someone on this sight could give me some information. First heres the story. The day before I found out through an accidental email sent by the boss that I would be fired,there was a sudden request for our work. This stated to send in whatever we have...
    sonyericsson sonyericsson
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    Plagiarists Are To Be Pitied And Shamed...

    Plagiarism is the last resort of a loser. People shouldn't gain praise by using and abusing the hard work and carefully considered thoughts of another. I WROTE my life, and I WRITE my love, too. It's really low for someone to STEAL another person's words, for any...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    Thank You For This Group

    What an excellent group! As a writer of original and copyrighted thoughts, I get irked to no end when I see people rip off my ideas and use them as their own. Like they are clever because they can copy and paste one of my one-liners along with some Steven Wright, Woody Allen, etc...
    jarodkintz jarodkintz
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Apr 9, 2008


    So I talked to someone on the EP staff - they said the infringing stories should be flagged as "Illegal". Clearly a story with multiple flags will draw more attention to it, so I propose that we post plagiarized stories in here so that we can all flag them.  ...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Apr 14, 2008

    Just My Opinion

    If someone already said it better, fine - repeat it, but give them credit.   I am a writer and a teacher. I understand the value of words.   As a writer, I struggle to put words together, to paint a clear picture. It is time consuming, takes a lot of energy. Every...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    5 Responses May 20, 2008

    As a Historian

    It always makes me angry when I read unsourced work. Not only is it unfair to take data/information without acknowledgment, it makes it sooooo much harder to do research. Properly sources articles and books allow me to find other sources relavent to the article. The only...
    hellas93 hellas93
    18-21, M
    Nov 7, 2008

    I obtained my masters in library science 18

    years ago. I am now employed as a university head or chief librarian. I have been employed at this local university for 23 years. Over the years, I have heard and seen more and more plagiarism by more and more university students. This information is true even at my...
    olderpregnantsinglefemale olderpregnantsinglefemale
    46-50, F
    Jan 3, 2014

    Words Are Everything On Ep

    EP is a site built on words.  We share stories and comment on stories.  These words create who we are on this site. I'm saddened by the plagiarism that occurs on this site. What is the point?
    ag123 ag123
    45 Responses Apr 9, 2008

    It Is Not Confined to This Site......

    Plagarism has been a topic of conversation elsewhere on the web recently due to a couple of newsworthy incidents.  A friend of mine on another board has a post discussing plagarism which is very good.  If you are interested check it out.........http://www.losttv-forum...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    Apr 28, 2008

    My Story

    Please paste story here....... ;-)
    deleted deleted
    Sep 2, 2013

    Hate It.

    The best work is the work you make yourself, the one you can legitimately call your own and be proud off. I couldn't stand it in school when people copied each other or even me. I'd tell them to use their brain! I could never pass anything off as my own, knowing full well that it...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette
    22-25, F
    Jul 24, 2013

    Think For Yourself

    They say that imitation is the most genuine form of flattery...not! To me, plagiarism is just showing that you have no confidence in your own ability to think and present yourself in writing. Its one thing to use a quote and credit the source; quite another to take somebody else...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    Plagiarism While Working On A Project At Work

    While I dislike plagiarism, I sometimes find it difficult to understand what plagiarism is. As a programmer I was assigned a project for use within the company I work for. After handing in the assigned project, the next very next day I was fired for aledged plagierism...
    playdoe playdoe
    Dec 17, 2009

    Unoriginal Fakes

    I like to write, and I think I do a pretty good job at it.  I like to share what I write and I don't care if someone uses parts or all of what I have written. In fact, it's a very big compliment that anyone would think my writing good enough.  All I ask, is don't take...
    darknight darknight
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2008
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