Plagiarism vs. détournement

Find out about the difference between plagiarism and détournement The concept of détournement has been part of our culture for almost 100 years, having its roots in the Dada art movement of the 1920s. While most people are likely not familiar with the word détournement, almost anyone who has seen the cover of a punk … Read more

Plagiarism vs homage

Find out about the differences between plagiarism and homage They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This then begs the question of when does flattery cross the line into outright theft? It’s the difference between paying homage to someone’s work and simply taking someone’s work. Is it the intention to acknowledge, even … Read more

Plagiarism vs. parody

Find out the differences between plagiarism and parody The dangers of plagiarism are some of the most important lessons that media creators can ever learn. As defined by Merriam Webster, “plagiarism” is the act of stealing or appropriating another person’s work and labeling it as one’s own creation. This definition applies universally to songwriters, researchers, … Read more

Plagiarism vs. pastiche

Find out about the differences between plagiarism and pastiche Are you curious about the differences between plagiarism and pastiche? When you are preparing for coursework for a college class, one of the main points that the professor will drive home is that plagiarism is not allowed. Plagiarism means that you have copied someone else’s work … Read more

Paraphrasing vs plagiarism

The paraphrasing and plagiarism debate has been prevalent for the past few years. An increasing number of students at University are being accused of plagiarism, and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish the honest students from the ones who have genuinely made a mistake. Researching and writing is a large part of University life, but … Read more

Plagiarism and swipe (comics)

Comics are known for their creativity, originality, epic story lines, and superb graphics. These pieces of art are difficult to make 100% original from time to time. This is why some artists resort to a process of copying art such as a panel, cover, or entire page from an earlier piece that they themselves did … Read more

Plagiarism and cryptomnesia

Cryptomnesia (literally “hidden memory”) is a situation in which a latent memory is misidentified as one’s original idea. When that idea is used in an original work without attribution, the user has inadvertently committed plagiarism. Two forms of cryptomnesia have been recognized by researchers. These may be referred to as the forgotten thought and the … Read more