Week 12 Discussion

To what extent have your CJ105 concept definitions relied on copying definitions from Wikipedia and other Internet sources – is that plagiarism?

By: Shelly F.

I have not used the copy and paste functions in my posts without an in-text citation or a direct link to the website in my post.  In this way I haven’t plagiarized.

I believe that anytime a piece of information or an idea is taken from another source the original source should get the credit.  Even a wiki has a source.  Just because that source is a group of possibly hundreds of people doesn’t mean that the site itself should not be mentioned.  As Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman stated in the season one episode Deadly Vision of Walker, Texas Ranger “if you don’t own their words, how can you sell them?”


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