[LINK] Plagiarize and be pilloried
Sat, 17 Nov 2001 01:21:41 +1100
At 16:41 16/11/01 +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>Perhaps they should be published in a graphical format complete with
>watermark, or perhaps .pdf can be manipulated to prevent cut and paste (I
>have to admit to not knowing much about how .pdf works)
Google converts pdf to text so one doesn't need pdf to gain access.
It's an interesting problem. I suspect it's just another "cost" of the
"boundless" Internet, but honestly a one line attribution isn't much to
ask. I always proudly give attribution because it shows that I not only
know what I'm talking about but I know where to find the information or
even better, have third party support.
Copying someone elses work always fails in the end. Simple questions about
technology leave people speechless.