I was just surfing the net as usual when I came across this FACEBOOK acct/FANPage acct of MS. ANGEL LOCSIN.
While I was reading the posts, it came by surprise seeing a familiar article about MOSBEAU Philippines. So I kept reading. When I was half way through, I noticed that the author and I had a similar way of writing. As I went on, I immediately recalled a similar article which I posted, stating of Angel’s endorsement for Mosbeau.
I dropped by my site to check.. It hit me by surprise when I noticed my WHOLE ARTICLE was copied onto the said FACEBOOK acct. I searched around the note to confirm whether there were any credits mentioned. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any. My name wasn’t even mentioned in the said article. (oh yeah, coz i didn’t mention my name in my articles anyway. Since that fella copied my posts –word-per-word!)
Here is the Link to Ms. Angel Locsin’s FACEBOOK: ANGEL LOCSIN
I have nothing against to whoever handles Angel’s site. I just felt bad because NO credits were placed about my blog.
Don’t get me wrong. This is where PLAGIARISM comes in.
The word plagiarism comes from a Latin word which means kidnapping. Kidnapping is basically stealing a person. Well, plagiarism is similar to that. It is merely stealing a person’s ideas or writing. Someone’s words and thoughts are personal property too you know.
Within academia, plagiarism by students, professors, or researchers is considered academic dishonesty or academic fraud and offenders are subject to academic censure. In journalism, plagiarism is considered a breach of journalistic ethics, and reporters caught plagiarizing typically face disciplinary measures ranging from suspension to termination. Some individuals caught plagiarizing in academic or journalistic contexts claim that they plagiarized unintentionally, by failing to include quotations or give the appropriate citation. While plagiarism in scholarship and journalism has a centuries-old history, the development of the Internet, where articles appear as electronic text, has made the physical act of copying the work of others much easier, simply by copying and pasting text from one web page to another.
Plagiarism is different from copyright infringement. While both terms may apply to a particular act, they emphasize different aspects of the transgression. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of the copyright holder, when material is used without the copyright holder’s consent. On the other hand, plagiarism is concerned with the unearned increment to the plagiarizing author’s reputation that is achieved through false claims of authorship.Online plagiarism
Since it is very easy to steal content from the web by simply copying and pasting, the problem of online plagiarism is growing. This phenomenon, also known as content scraping, is affecting both established sites  and blogs . The motivation is often to attract away part or all of the original site’s search engine-generated web traffic and to convert these stolen visitors into revenue through the use of online ads.
Plagiarism is quickly becoming part of our educational culture. More and more students are turning to the internet for quick “shortcuts” around the time-consuming work of writing research papers.
Free online tools are becoming available to detect and prevent plagiarism , and there are a range of approaches that attempt to limit online copying, such as disabling right clicking and placing warning banners against plagiarism on web pages. Once identified, instances of plagiarism are commonly addressed by the rightful content owners sending a DMCA removal notice to the offending site-owner, or to the ISP that is hosting the offending site.
Generally, although plagiarism is often loosely referred to as theft or stealing, it has not been set as a criminal matter in the courts. Likewise, plagiarism has no standing as a criminal offense in the common law. Instead, claims of plagiarism are a civil law matter, which an aggrieved person can resolve by launching a lawsuit. Acts that may constitute plagiarism are in some instances treated as copyright infringement, unfair competition, or a violation of the doctrine of moral rights. The increased availability of intellectual property due to a rise in technology has furthered the debate as to whether copyright offences are criminal.
With this, it is OBVIOUS that I HAVE ALL THE RIGHT to file for a lawsuit to demand for royalties since my work has been used without my consent or permission.