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Delving Deeper Into PLAGIARISM

Submitted by on January 4, 2015 (3 years ago)
Posted in Blog: English | Categories: Non-Erotic | Tags: , , ,

This blog contains commentary on everyday life and love realities, as well as psychosexual/psychosocial issues, and practically everything there is that piques the author's curiosity.

I've been a lurker for quite some time now since I'm really busy with school stuff, causing me to refrain from writing stories. I'm writing this blog because of our virtual community's trending topic on plagiarism. The main goal of this blog is to shed light to the somehow confusing subject about plagiarism. I would like to provide some explanations and clarifications about the said topic.

Our admins and some pioneer members/writers posted numerous blogs which discussed the definition and basics of plagiarism. Because of that, I opted to tackle another area of plagiarism which is its scope and depth. This is brought about by a certain comment which piqued my curiosity. The said comment was posted by Sir Fiction-Factory, and to quote,
"Iba ang kinopya sa ginaya, at kung may ginayang plot, style, terms, construction, etc., ang isang writer, makokonsedera ba na plagiarism ang obra?"
It took me a while to genarate a mental note to myself after I've read the Sir FF's comment since it really is mind-boggling. Indeed, if a literary work is adapted/based/inspired from another author's work in terms of style, terminologies, construction and the likes, can it be considered as a plagiarized piece?