November 2016

Plagiarism or homage?

In these days of social media, it almost feels as if plagiarism doesn’t matter. How often do you see a picture or a quote retweeted, without credit given to whoever spent time and mental energy creating it in the first place? As someone who has made a living being paid by the word, it is a sensitive subject. I’ve watched payment rates for writers decrease every year, and am sure much of this is to do with the lack of respect for those who create content. There is an argument that if we continue to devalue original content, eventually no-one…