The Web is like the Wild Wild West: what you find is what you get. And because of that factor anybody can steal a journalist’s work and distribute as his/hers own. I don’t know about you but that’s unethical and plain wrong.
So how can you stop it or at least be aware of it before you begin propagating something that has been plagiarized by someone else?
Rebecca Aguilar, a friend and board member with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, might have a solution about this. And she blogged about this issue for the Society of Professional Journalists this week. Rebecca has found a good Web tool that targets plagiarism.
I think there should be a law against plagiarism, but that’s just me. I’m a journalist.
Thanks Rebecca for sharing this with us. To read the blog post go here.