Dr. Malcolm J. DSouza's blog
After perusing through several of the previous blog-entries on this platform we found too many instances (~73% of the ~85 blogs randomly selected) of clear plagiarism and in fact, a number of bloggers openly claimed authorship (unbelievable!) in their comments-section. Since, there are no clearly well-defined ‘penalties’ and since a number of these unrepentant ‘serial’ plagiarizers are current participants – I strongly feel that our name (Wesley) should
Plagiarism comes from the Latin term “plaga” which means ‘to trap’ or ‘kidnap’ and is defined simply as using another person’s intellectual material without acknowledgement . Copyright infringements are different in that they often violate specific copyright laws . Plagiarism has turned out to be a significant ethical issue in the research
Thanks for accepting the four of us (from ChemCannon) to this blog venue - we do feel honored to participate. Perusing through the nine other team entries and the introductory comments, makes us realize the seriousness of the task forward. Do realize that we are new to this format and at times may approach or assert responses that may sound antithetic to the traditional (in the majority case, Indian) culture. For example, the four of us are not used to using 'parochial' labels (like 'sir'), so please do not feel offended if during our conversations, we use your first name.
Just a short introduction.....