Identifying Plagiarized Work Part 2
Stealing someone’s uploaded pictures and reposting it with a different owner is also becoming rampant. Though it is being done, detecting who does it is now made easier. There are already some tools that you can seek to detect who makes use of your photos for their own good.
In fact, there are already new search tools that can let you look for the copy of your images. However, this search tool is quite expensive and is usually for the benefit of companies that can afford the services. Moreover, there is no search tool yet that can look through the entirety of the World Wide Web.
One available tool in the market is one that uses invisible marks. Once your photo is used by someone else, the photo can now be tracked. With this, looking up for the copy of your images will not be a lot of trouble. However, this tool is quite expensive with around $500 yearly fee. With its price, it is usually for company’s use.
Even though this tool is not yet accessible for amateur photographers and other tools are not yet set for free use, it should always be your initiative to take the necessary precautions in marking your photos. Also, you can still rely on fans that reports misuse.
When it comes to plagiarism with audio and video files, it is not as pervasive as what happens to text and images. The hosting of mostly audio and video contents is quite expensive. Also, the use of editing devices is also quite hard to achieve and manipulate. But still, because of video sharing websites like YouTube, this kind of plagiarism is still happening.
Though there are already some tools that detect repetition of audio and video files, they are not yet for ordinary users. Usually, these tools are geared towards company use. Example of this tool is Gracenote which is very good in working on this kind of task but are just used by large corporations because of its amount.
The best solution for lay users to prevent the uploaded videos and audios in detecting who misuses it is to trace the tags attached to the file. To date, this is the best solution to check whether your audio and video is used by other people. Also, one can make use of server logs but tagging the clips is still an easy and better option.
Though plagiarizing a person’s work published in the Internet is becoming widespread, there are already many devices and tools that enables a person to stop the abusive use of one’s work. It just needs some knowledge about these tools and how to use these for one’s benefit to get rid of plagiarists.
The tools that are used in identifying plagiarists are not only for the sole purpose of identifying those that steals your blog entries or repost your photos, and podcast. It can be used for all other information that fall as intellectual property and personal information. This just means that even if an individual does not have interest about plagiarism, these tools can still be used for other reasons.
Detecting who uses one’s work for personal benefit is not just an obligation to be fulfilled. Personally, it creates a self-fulfillment and some sort of justice. Moreover, by checking out on who uses someone else’s work can teach those spammers and plagiarists the importance and value of intellectual property and somehow teaching them their lesson. Making use of these tools are great advantages that one should grab.