Phew!

The last thing I expected to do on a Friday morning, forgetting all thoughts about the impending weekend, was to be forced to do a lot of thinking. This is happening, thanks to all your comments for my previous post. How much ever one might support plagiarism, I don’t think it is fair to copy lines from somebody else’s post. If it’s all right to do that, then I can actually write a dozen posts here every week, copying lines from multiple sources. At the end of the day, what is achieved because of that? A link to the original post is all I expect. If you like the lines written by somebody else so much and feel that those would be the apt lines to use in your post, then go ahead and use it. But do that after giving the source of those lines.

As for there is nothing called your own thought, agreed that all thoughts are triggered from something or other. And I do agree that two people can get the same thought. But that’s irrelevant here. On a lighter note, otherwise, why would there be the saying, ‘Great minds think alike’? đŸ˜‰

Why are you making me think so much right in the morning, when there is no mistake on my part? Should I really not take this seriously? All I wanted was for the person to know that it’s not fair to copy somebody else’s work without so much as a mention about them. I would have done the same thing if the lines copied were from some other blog too. Anyway, now that I have done that, should I not do anything more about this?

One thought on “Phew!

  1. R Sathyamurthy

    Aparna,

    I agree with you that the person who used the source should have minimum acknowledged it.

    Looking from the other side, can you please look at the banner of your website? The three photos used there – are they your copyright? Where is the credit for the same?

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