What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the practice of claiming or implying original authorship of (or incorporating material from) someone else’s written or creative work, in whole or in part, into one’s own without adequate acknowledgement. Unlike cases of forgery, in which the authenticity of the writing, document, or some other kind of object itself is in question, plagiarism is concerned with the issue of false attribution. – pR@tz
You just saw a demonstration on “how to plagiarize” . That section was taken from a Wikipedia article on plagiarism. Plagiarism is a common phenomenon among the newbie bloggers. But what you are going to read in a few moments will be the best ever example of plagiarism in India.
Few days back it was first noticed by a Malayalam blogger,
This is the second time in history of Malayalam blogosphere that they are dealing with plagiarists. First time it was against the internet giant, Yahoo! and now it is kerals.com.
Really unfortunate, Kerals.com. You did it wrong, right from the beginning and if you are behaving like this, you are really going to pay for it. Lets look how will the law react to Kerals.com, if any of the bloggers take it to the court. The act of plagiarism a punishable criminal offense as per Section 63 of Copyright Act, 1957, India according to which you are punishable for a minimum of 6 months imprisonment and Rs. 50,000 fine and if you are found committing the same crime again you are punishable for 1 year imprisonment and 1 lakh Rupee fine.
He/she/they are gonna be a pauper and going to count the bars for rest of his/her/their if whole of the Malayalam blogger community respond to the issue in their real strength.
Plagiarists can loot your blog too as long as it is online. So start responding, put up a copyright notice now itself. I have made my blogs available to public using Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license which allows anyone to use the contents in my blog wherever they want in any form, but they should attribute the original author (from where they took the content) and pass over the rights they enjoyed to others.
More on the issue:- (1) Banned from reading my content by രാജ് നീട്ടിയത്ത്
(2) Content theft by Kerals.com by Thulasi Kakkat
(4) Are you a thief Mr. www.kerals.com by കണ്ണൂസ്
(5) ചോദിച്ചാല് തരുമായിരുന്നല്ലോ കേരള്സേ… by സതീശ് മാക്കോത്ത് sathees makkoth
(6) Content Theft by Kerals.com by അരവിന്ദ് :: aravind