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Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. A person doing so is known as a plagiarist. The origin of the term is thought to be from the early 17th century, from Latin plagiarius ‘kidnapper’ (from plagium ‘a kidnapping’, from Greek plagion) + -ism. Incidentally, the first painting shown here of the Mona Lisa is by Marcel Duchamp, and very much in his own style! The second is the original by Leonardo da Vinci.
“Content scraping” - a term used to describe the copying and pasting of information from websites and blogs - is, unfortunately, a common phenomenon. And, in the world of academia and business, constant vigilance has to be applied to prevent plagiaristic conduct by students and staff members.
Who is this service for?
For anyone who needs to check that any quotes and general text they have used in their document originating from someone else on the web (and, therefore, in the public domain) is properly attributed to the other individual(s). This is in the spirit of "if you did not write it yourself, you must give credit".
What you get with this service
What you do not get with this service
The checking for plagiarism of any ‘art’ illustration(s) in a text document (including photographs, infographics, maps, graphs, and drawings).