Difference Between Unintentional And Intentional Plagiarism

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Unintentional and Intentional Plagiarism

I think unintentional and intentional plagiarism is not equality, even there are plagiarism. But in many reason, they can not be equality. Most of the time, the client doesn't know they are copying from another's word. So, they didn't know they had done the wrong thing. At the same time, intentional plagiarism is a conscious crime. There is no purpose of unintentional plagiarism, but intentional plagiarism is a purposeful plagiarism.

First, unintentional plagiarism is “poor paraphrasing. Sometimes you might like the way something was worded by someone else, or the idea they conveyed. And poor quoting is all it takes is a misplaced quotation mark getting a few of the words wrong in a quotation and it
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From the moral aspect, unintentional plagiarism is not enough to involve moral issues, because, in the unintentional plagiarism event, the copycat is not the insider, they are also innocent. For example, if you accidentally upset a bottle of water and wet the book on someone else's desk. At this point, you can compensate and apologize, and that person may forgive you. But if you deliberately pour a bottle of water on someone else's book and desk, it will only make that person angry, and then produce friction on this things. One is unintentional, one is intentional, and indeed two different results. When you make inappropriate behavior, your behavior morality will be affected. When you already know that you are plagiarizing someone else's article, but not correcting it, you will be condemned by morality in the deep of your life, but the unintentional plagiarism person will not feel that way as intentional plagiarism person. At the same time of copying and not copying, it is also faced with a moral choice. Once you copy from another person’s works, which means you are not respecting the work that you plan to use and not respect to the author who did the …show more content…
From the legal point of view, intentional plagiarism has become a crime. The copyright owner can protect his intellectual property by using the copyright holder. For now, as the law “The owner of the copyright (i.e., in most cases, the true author) could sue the plagiarist in federal court for violation of the copyright. Any work created in the USA after 1st. Mar 1989 is automatically protected by copyright, even if there is no copyright notice attached to the work. 17 USC, Sub-Section 102, 401, and 405” (Check). There are laws now protecting copyright, but the law is unfair to the inadvertent copycats which means unintentional plagiarism. I heard a story from my friend, a famous author had been found out that his work was plagiarized from another writer. At that time his readers were very disappointed with the famous author. They can't understand why a famous writer wants to plagiarize, they can't understand that their beloved author is a copycat, and they can't understand that the articles they read are plagiarized. But inadvertent plagiarism does not lead to such a result. It is an act that can be explained and can be

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