Plagiarism can destroy a reputation!

Originally posted on September 28, 2012, this video is being republished on October 13th, 2012 because the topic of plagiarism continues to be in the news. That is most unfortunate because it is a type of cheating that can completely destroy someone’s reputation. It can also have a negative impact on future education and career opportunities — particularly if someone is expelled from university or college with a plagiarism notation on their transcript.

Sponsored by, the video, while short and upbeat, does get the message across that the big problem in 2012 is the open nature of the Internet and the temptation to cut and paste information without attributing credit to those who wrote it in the first place.

In the case of the new link provided above, the allegations relate to some of Canada’s recent Refugee Board decisions. Of course, there was also the recent complaints against Globe and Mail journalist Margaret Wente and Fareed Zakaria at CNN.

Visitors can see other videos on how and why to avoid plagiarism — here, here and here.