Great article and infographic on Convince and Convert about the rise of Plagiarism on the internet.
Plagiarism is when someone takes words that you have written and passes them off as their own.
This is different from copyright infringement which is where someone uses your content without crediting you and without your permission.
For anyone who has found someone else claiming their words as their own on the internet, it can be incredibly frustrating. I know this from personal experience. I have had one disturbed individual actually claim a poem written about a very personal experience. In another instance,
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