Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Friday July 17th is Anti-Plagiarism Day. It's not very official, since the date has just been hijacked for that purpose by the quite interesting How Publishing Really Works blog. However, it's quite an inspiring theme for a day to have, and the blog has put out a call for anyone interested in the topic to write about it on that date and raise awareness. You can either write a post about it on your own blog/facebook/twitter, or submit your thoughts to “hprw at tesco dot net”, with a subject line of “HPRW anti-plagiarism day”, and it will be posted on the HPRW blog. I think the line at which creative writing can be considered to be plagiarism can be a difficult one to find - who's to say what's simply drawn inspiration from something else and what's ripping it off. I'm going to have a think about the topic and hopefully I'll have something constructive to post on July 17th. It looks like there will be a lot of good things said about the topic, if the comments on the original blog post are anything to go by.
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