Plagiarism Drucker And Gumpert Analysis

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“Is There “Generational Plagiarism”?” by Drucker and Gumpert, is an article that works in the sense of an informative essay, to brighten the horizon on “originality, a foundational concept of plagiarism as well as copyright law” (Drucker & Gumpert). The essay argues; “Is this case of copying truly the expression of a youth culture of authors, artists, and musicians who borrow and sample freely and thereby breathe new life into old works? Or does this example suggest the need to revisit traditional notices of plagiarism?” (Drucker & Gumpert). The motivation Drucker and Gumpert struck, was from the lack of disciplinary action being done to people plagiarizing work. This argument touches bases of social, cultural, and legal conversations throughout …show more content…
After reviewing this essay numerous times, a logo’s heavy argument would prove to the reader in this case if the argument is valuable to keep reading or if it is fallacious. The visual element used to state each of the authors arguments was bolded at the top of each new distinction of evidence, relaying to the reader so they could expect the flow of the argument’s evidence throughout the piece. The pieces of evidence are as follows, Media Generations and Generational Gaps, “Me Media” Generation, Digital Plagiarism, and Plagiarism vs. Piracy. The flow of this argumentative evidence goes hand in hand with the title of the essay. Starting off with, Media Generations and Generational Gaps, explaining the large jump from analog to digital fundamentals in such a small-time frame with previous work of the authors in 1985 “Media Grammar and Generation Gaps (Gumpert), and 2010 “Technology Convergence” (Drucker & Gumpert). Then flowing to, the “Me Media” Generation, explaining the new generation of digital technology, on how your own web browsers are becoming personalized by your previous searches or interests. Finally, dipping into Plagiarism itself, by writing about digital and analog issues of plagiarism or …show more content…
Both authors point or view are based on this, “The digital bias assumes that communication technologies operate on demand, offering almost limitless information, access and choice. Content can be modified instantly, and usually undetectably. The form of power encouraged is person power.” (Drucker & Gumpert). In support of this evidence, Lawrence Lessig “argued that analog technology provided a ‘read only’ option providing a professional source … but digital technology offers a read and write culture with an inherent reciprocal relationship between the producer and consumer” (Drucker & Gumpert), encouraging the problem with how advanced technology is and how accessible plagiarism in this generation, with no consequence. Rolling off of the consequence point of view of Drucker and Gumpert, the writers go into the detail of difference of piracy and plagiarism, stating, “Digitization and piracy has received a good deal of attention (meaning prevention of piracy), while digitalization and plagiarism has been neglected.” (Drucker & Gumpert). The reason to specify the two gives the reader more understanding not on just the difference between the two, but how each has their own consequences. At the end of the day both are stealing, but piracy is with the intent to sell a copy of the copied

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