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Imagine…You have written an article and placed it on your website or submitted it to some article directories. You come across an article directory that you have yet to use, sign up as a member and submit your article. A message appears stating that an article bearing that title has already been submitted to that directory. You take a look and find that it is your article with somebody else named as the author and their links in the resource box. How would you feel?
Anyone who is a writer is concerned with plagiarism. Copyright Laws protect copyright holders from having their works plagiarized. The word plagiarism is derived from the word “kidnapper” in Latin. If a person uses another person’s words without permission, they have stolen or kidnapped something owned by somebody else. This violates copyright law. Plagiarism is a menacing word in the writing world. Crediting the author of the work will not keep someone immune from violating copyright law. Plagiarism is plagiarism.