Do you think that copying and then modifying text from Wikipedia is plagarism?

Answer Plagiarism is any time when one copies another's work, ideas, or words without explicit attribution. In college or university work, you'll be expected to cite sources if it's not your idea even if ... Read More »

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Trying to create a wikipedia article, and it says I am copying another website, but the website is copying me?

The problem is not with trademark, but with copyright, which is something different.When you put something on Wikipedia, you put it there with the claim that a. you wrote it yourself, and b. that y... Read More »

Is copying from wikipedia and putting it in a school report illegal?

It's not a crime, but it is wrong and theoretically the editors of the Wikipedia article could sue you for damages (since Wikipedia is given away free, that would not amount to much), or could get ... Read More »

Why would MyWikiBiz tarnish their reputation by copying the General Mills article straight from Wikipedia?

Doesn't this question simply bring even more traffic to MyWikiBiz? It would seem that site is on a healthy growth trajectory, and now you're just adding to that. I'm sure the site owner, shameles... Read More »

How to Cite Wikipedia in Text?

Both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA) require that you include parenthetical citations within the text whenever you paraphrase or quote directl... Read More »