Copying content from Wikipedia and post in blogs

I noticed that some of the new blogs tried to build their content right away by copying text in full from Wikipedia. Worst, a lot don't attribute Wikipedia as the source, making it appear as their own and commit plagiarism in the process.

Copying content from Wikipedia is also referred to as Verbatim copying. Although the site allows its content to be re-published, bloggers and website owners must responsibly follow Wikipedia's Verbatim copying guidelines.


Anonymous said…
Everybody is doing it and it happens every day. Anong bago jan? Para tayong the lady who cried in the meadows. What for di ba?
Blogie said…
Hmmm... I doubt that plurality is an excuse for doing something wrong. Are you trying to say that you'll plagiarize other people's work, just because "everybody's doing it"? That's simply irresponsible and idiotic.

And I beg to differ! There are plenty of responsible bloggers / writers out there who don't copy or quote without attribution. I certainly don't, and neither do my friends and colleagues.

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