Bloggers Against Plagiarism
Most of us are burning within,by the actions of certain groups, for my head’ sake(headache) I was recently plagiarized.As soon as found out about it I mailed and messaged a few bloggers whom I thought would have faced such plagiarism. Among them were Nita and Anshul – they gave me the necessary links to flag the person and report it.
After which it was time for a few shocking discoveries -I was amazed to see that plagiarism is so rampant online,that it has almost become blase.And there is no comfort in the fact that to write about your content being stolen,you need to fax or send a courier to the hosting service.
Plagiarism is worse than piracy,in the case of piracy(no not the Somalian pirates,I mean pirated goods),they at least give you the acknowledgement(no please I am not promoting piracy! ).So who is going to take an initiative?
Of course the simplest way to deal with this is,this:-
But then we all like to write.And why should we anyway let those bugs win?
And since no one has taken the initiative,we at YU! have decided to start against it.No we are not planning to take to the streets of our cities,rather we going to try and make the plagiarisers know that there is someone who is working against them, by displaying banners. Everything today has a badge/banner.So is this also going to be just another banner among all?
That I leave it to you all.Once you add the banner and still find out that you are plagiarised,come back and tell us.Spread the word ,so that all the blogs have this banner.Of course we all use copyscape,but than that is to tell them,we have a way to find out,this is to tell them to stop it,we will fight you! This is the starting of what we can and should do against thieves.There will be a post soon on how to handle plagiarism from one of us here.If any any non-member wants to write a post on their encounter with plagiarism,please mail us,your post.I also urge everyone here,to discuss the problem and ways to keep it in check.
We have decided to deal with a problem which exists within the blogosphere.And since we all are a part of it,it is left to us!
Chirag created the following badge/banner. I urge everyone to display this(the codes given below) banner.This is the first step,let us hope,what we write is our own! Long live originality!
The code(if the code does not work,remove the quotes(“) and retype them,this happens because we have used block quotes for highlighting the code):-