If you’re a blogger or website owner I wouldn’t doubt that you’ve experienced plagiarism of some kind by now. Perhaps you aren’t aware that it’s happened, but there are people out there stealing our posts and articles and placing them on their own sites and calling the work their own.
Many years ago my exotic pet website – prints out to 400 pages! – was entirely copied by someone who at the time I thought was a friend. Well she was up until she pulled that move. I caught her quickly and got her to rewrite her site in her own words, but it was a terrible thing to have happened and caused me a lot of unnecessary stress.
I’ve heard it said time and time again that plagiarism is a form of flattery. I suppose in a very shady way it is, but it’s a crime. It’s theft. Someone has stolen another persons copy written work. That theft could result in loss of income for the original author and it can even cause problems when trying to verify who the original author was in the first place.
Plagiarism has been going on for centuries. It happens on the internet, it happens in music, song writing and with screen plays. It happens in the corporate world, and it happens in lower school, high school and universities. It’s serious!
People who’ve been caught plagiarizing an article can end up being fined, perhaps even jailed and when it happens in the school system students can end up failing their course or being expelled from the school.
I’ve been asked to tell you about a website called iPlagiarismCheck, you can visit the site by clicking the follow link – iPlagiarismCheck.com – Click here to visit us today!. This website offers a service that will benefit students and teachers alike.
I’ve already given you my opinion on plagiarism and the theft of copyright material. The iPlagiarismCheck website offers a solution to the problem of plagiarism. They’ve created their site in order to allow people to submit their documents and have them checked for even the most subtle signs of plagiarism.
Their software checks publications – soft and hard cover books, journals and articles, it also checks the internet by searching directories, online publications, blogs, websites, PDF articles and so on. The software has millions of places and articles to check, but it does so quickly. The software has a patented algorithm that checks the sentence structure and word synonyms in the submitted article against all those I’ve listed above on the internet and hard and soft cover publications.
I said earlier that the iPlagiarismCheck website will benefit students and teachers alike because it’s possible for a student to research an article and end up using work that was already plagiarized in their own work without knowing that they’ve accidentally used a research paper that’s been plagiarized.
I haven’t been in school for a long time, but I do remember that essays made up a large portion of a courses credit. Can you imagine accidentally using plagiarized work and failing? What if it was your thesis that ended up containing plagiarized work! A thesis would be one of the best examples of an important document to have checked using the iPlagiarismCheck website.
Students can protect themselves by opening an account at iPlagiarismCheck. I see that they currently have a special on their Startup Package. It’s only $5! The starter package allows you to have one document checked for signs of plagiarism. Other packages range in price from $20 right up to the unlimited submissions for one year SuperSaver package that costs only $65. I could see students signing up for the $5, $20 and or $35 packages, and teachers, professors, and other professionals signing up for the $65 supersaver package.
Once a document has been checked via the online plagiarism checking service an iPlagiarismCheck report will be provided. The report provides a list of all the external sources that have been included in the document. I suppose a student could even hand in a copy of the iPagiarismCheck when handing their article or essay to their teacher.
Visit the iPlagiarismCheck site to learn more about how the software works, to see an example of an iPlagiarismCheck report, and all of the options included in each of their packages.
I really do think this is a worthwhile service for students and teachers. I can also see how it can be used to benefit businesses, professionals and even website owners.