Protection Against Plagiarism

Plagiarism ‘the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

Plagiarism is rampant in the internet age. Its all too easy to copy and paste someone else’s work and even to get money for the effort. If you are creating anything, artwork, info graphics, writing, there’s a chance that someone could find and copy your work for their own benefit.

There are several methods you can use in order to ward against efforts of plagiarism of your work. Using watermarks on your images is one. Watermarks are light, transparent images or words that are placed on top of the original imagery or artwork. When publishing your work online these will serve as an indicator of someone who might of copy and pasted your work.

Its important also to only upload your work to places or people you have some kind of deal or at least personal trust in. Certain websites may have regulations specifically against copying work, some might not have any. Check the details of where you are putting your work up for show.