A. On the discussion forum, please describe the reasons for having a totally anonymous means of accessing the internet. Please also discuss the dangers of that same internet. Minimum 250 words.
B. Respond to two classmates’ postings. Minimum 100 words per posting
In the business world, there are some activities which are carried out and are seen as being legal even though they are unethical. In such instances, the law is said to have failed to control such activities and also to come up with measures of regulating ethics as it is also an important aspect in society. Plagiarism forms part of unethical practices. It primarily refers to someone stealing someone elses intellectual right to his or her work and referring it to as being his or her original work. This is ethically not right. Any person who is involved in plagiarism is said to have copied someone elses original work (Lose, 2011).
Alex Haley, a writer and also a winner of Pulitzer Prize, is well-known for his award-winning book- Roots. After writing his book, it was later on turned into several miniseries which were very famous. It later dawned into the world that Alex Haley had taken some parts of Harold Courlander’s book The African and used them in writing Roots. In 1978 Haley was sued, and he admitted that he stole the information (Saussure, 2018).
Plagiarism is the main cause of the absence of intellectual growth to those who take part in plagiarism. Persons who steal other people’s intellectual rights end up cheating themselves and also lose their ability to having faith with their judgement. This is because plagiarism leads to the deprivation of one’s chances of having his or her intellectual growth. Plagiarism also leads to individuals failing to utilize their capabilities. Once one decides to copy someone else’s work instead of being creative and coming up with their work, such individual limits his or her capabilities and consequently not bringing any change in the society.
On the other hand, if one avoids plagiarizing on another person’s work, he or she can be fast in carrying out his work. Such an individual is also able to carry out his work easily and without much effort, unlike an individual who only depends wholly on other people’s work. By avoiding plagiarizing other people’s work, one portrays his or her skills and ability in doing so.
De Saussure, A. (2018). Jarrod Hayes. Queer Roots for the Diaspora: Ghosts in the Family Tree. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2016. Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, 42(2), 29.
Lose, G. (2011). Plagiarism.