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Old 03-31-2012, 11:20 AM
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Plagiarism … or Inspiration?

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In all writing, blogging being no exception, there is a fine line between borrowing ideas and plagiarizing content. Since the issue is not clearly defined the same way everywhere, it is open to interpretation. And that means the line is somewhere in a gray area between the black and white of honest content and dishonest theft.

One area that has been a perennial gray zone is that of borrowing another writer’s structure or approach to their writing style, while not borrowing their content. This is absolutely, in no way shape or form, plagiarizing. But because of the nature of ideas and how they originate and propagate through society as memes, there are....
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With all the words and stories that have been written in the last 1000 years how many previously unexplored stories or concepts do you really believe there might be?

A blatant ripoff of a writer's story formula would be just that. Writing some similar to something that was written before is bound to happen.
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Plagiarism is copy and paste where as inspiration means taking ideas from the content. Every writer first read few articles or get some information about the topic and then start writing.

Plagiarism = Bad thing
Inspiration = What all writers do before writing a master piece!
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