Tuesday, June 22, 2010

plagiarism.


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Today i will talk about a topic so close to everyone's hearts; plagiarism.

Everyone must have done it AT LEAST once in their lives. Be it copy pasting an assignment, not quoting other people's quotes when using it, copying someone else's concept masa design, and banyak lagi. I only did yang the first one tu a couple of times sebab terpaksa, and will never do so again, because, i know better now, since i have experienced it first hand. banyak kali. -_-

I have had people copying my blog, and putting it on theirs and that said people claimed it to be hers(made her put the post down), i have had people copying my design concept word by word, because i left my 2 page design concept essay lying around in the studio, i have had people copying my quotes, i even had people copying my info on facebook. if you think THAT is weird, think again. Recently, i came across someone on facebook who copied my facebook statusses.

And you know what? and im sure many wont agree to this, it hurt, because no matter how unimportant it is, it is mine.

It hurt because i know, the people who copied my idea/writing/status/info thought of making people think that the said idea/writing/status/info was theirs. that they thought of it themselves, when they did not.

My close friend said "biasa la tu, orang copy orang lain punya status or get it from google and out it in their statusses", but i couldn't understand that because i do not do that! I have too much pride to claim something that is not mine to be mine. When i see some interesting quotes and would like to share it with everyone else, i let people know that it is not mine, and that i did not think of that myself.

And this is just me. Some puny unimportant people whose idea is seriously not worthy of being plagiarized pun. just imagine other brilliant peoples whose ideas senang senang je kena ciplak word by word. Imagine how THEY feel. I yang kena copy stupid statusses pun dah mengamuk tak pasal pasal, imagine their feeling when their ideas yang took them a lifetime to come up with orang lain claimed as theirs.

This is just me venting out my anger on my blog, but people, for the sake of everything that is pure, have some pride in yourselves, and stop claiming things that are not yours to be yours.

Stealing is stealing, regardless of whether what you steal is a physical thing, or ideas.

Now, are YOU a thief?

7 comments:

  1. i hate it when at times we're in a situation especially doing groupwork, forced to participate plagiarism, when sometimes a majority in the group agreed to copy from some work they found, since everyone is super duper busy. and if u wouldnt agree with them, u know you'll end up doing the whole group work alone because u wanted to do from scratch, thus even more suffocating than the workschedule already is.
    i can never forgive myself for participating with them.

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  2. speaking of which, 2 hours ago someone just used my previous fb status >.< really not cool.

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  3. hahahh. yeah i know. kinda hurts doesnt it? or maybe it is just me making a big deal out of things as usual. haha.

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