Stop! Have You Quoted Your Source?

Quoting sources should be second nature.

The Long and Short Stories of Life

StopWe’ve all failed to cite a source at one time or another whether intentional or not and not always with our text. Bloggers are voracious readers and at some point we’ve discovered an article or book and right away wanted to share a golden nugget from it with our own audience.

While it was never our intention to steal the article or the book, we may have taken a couple of important subheads and expounded upon them in our own terms and used our own experiences to enhance those points.

I hardly thought of it as plagiarism, but according to plagarism.org. if we do this, we are guilty of plagiarizing. Authors have gone to great lengths to protect their literary works and copyright protection gives them exclusive rights over their works.

You are infringing upon those rights if you do any of the following:

  • copy words or ideas from someone else…

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