It’s a MUST….
In a world of blogging we who write sometimes wants to reblogged other works because the post captivates our interest, or it is timely and we want to bring awareness to others or either way it is informative and we want to share learning’s…
But before that we asked the author or the owner of the site his/her permission before we reblogged or re – post it.
And most of the time if someone wants to use our materials, we feel flattered and overwhelming because we are able to share our thoughts and ideas to others.
But, What if someone used your materials without asking permission or even notation to the author or owner of the site?
It is one of the hot topics now in social media when one of the write up’s of our fellow blogger Sarah Pope of thehealthyhomeeconomist used for the speech about the Reproductive Health Issue…
When are we going to say our worked was copied by others or it was Plagiarize?
According to my best friend Webster:
– It is when someone uses your idea and owned it as their own without asking authorization from the author or even crediting to someone who wrote it…
It’s a blog and has no copyright….. Come to think of it!?
Every time we write, we gave our effort and time to our ideas, thoughts, learning’s and skills to every post we share.
Is it hard to someone who will use our materials to at least asked permission before using our write ups?
I don’t think so…
Yes, we do made also a research specially to some crucial topics we need the expertise of others but asking permission to used their research or words is a must and since most of our work was published in internet it doesn’t mean that you are going to own it as your own.
After all, asking can I used it? Is not that hard….
But to be fair, with the current issue, okay granted you are not the one who wrote your speech, but Sir, It is hard to accept your mistake and make an apology to Ms. Pope, by using her words in defending your side against the RH Bill?
I am hats off to Ms. Pope for being calm , and I think we learned so much from this issue, that we shouldn’t not pompous, vainglorious especially to our public servant who lead us and must be our model…
- Plagiarism: 7 Proper Ways to Avoid it (maribetholiver.info)