Plagiarism

pla·gia·rism Pronunciation [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] –noun
1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.
2. something used and represented in this manner.
(From Dictionary.com)

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Main Entry: pla·gia·rize
Pronunciation: \ˈplā-jə-ˌrīz also -jē-ə-\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s):pla·gia·rized; pla·gia·riz·ing
Etymology:plagiary
Date: 1716
transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own : use (another’s production) without crediting the source intransitive verb : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
pla·gia·riz·er noun
Just in case it is unclear what that means.
It seems others (as well as myself) have found their content stolen and placed on other blogs as original content with nothing citing the source. Shame on you.
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  1. Hey! Thanks for the link. The blog that was stealing my content has been deleted. Yay! Now I just have to be on the look out for more people stealing my stuff (sigh). Why on earth do people do this? So frustrating (and weird).