Copy and Paste, Also Known as Plagiarism Means – the “wrongful appropriation” and “purloining and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions,” and the representation of them as one’s own original work – Wikipedia.
This has been a problem in Blogosphere as many bloggers are victims of this shameful act. Most bloggers are just lazy in the sense that they cant sit down to create their own posts, all they do is copy other people’s works and claim it as theirs.
Surely, Every sin has its consequence. This Blogging Sin is not exceptional!! It has its implications which we are going to discuss below.
Loss of Respect
You are liable to loss all respect you have if you engage in Plagiarism!! You also loss your blog audience/Readers when you engage in this act because they will see you as an Impersonator and an Uncreative blogger who steals others’ contents.
You loss Ground on Search Engine
Search engines have algorithms which automatically with time detects a post that was copied and the one which is original. When your blog is found guilty of copying, you are likely to Go down on SERP. Also, The original author might file a report against you on DMCA. This alone can Help search engines know that you are a Content Thief!!
Your Blog will Be deleted
This happens to blogs hosted on Blogger. Your blog is likely to be deleted if you have been found guilty of Plagarism many times. The original author of the content can file a Google DMCA report against you which when you are found guilty will lead to your blog being Deleted from Blogger.com.
Plagiarism is not a crimeper sebut in academia and industry it is a serious ethical offense, and cases of plagiarism can constitute copyright infringement.
In short, people are asked to use the guideline, “…if you did not write it yourself, you must give credit.”
Also, Blogging Is not By force. If you must Blog, You should learn How to be creative which is the characteristics of most successful bloggers.