There is no question about the fact that plagiarism has become a widespread problem not only in an educational capacity, but also outside of it. There are so many industries where plagiarism is widespread and prevalent; there have been so many famous people who have been implicated of plagiarism. Careers have been destroyed and labels have been given. You have to understand that once you make plagiarism a habit, you are indeed travelling on a highway straight to career suicide.
There is no question about the fact that technology has enabled students to diligently articulate ways to plagiarize. Not to mention, it has also allowed for plagiarism to be increasingly more common in schools and colleges. But on the other hand, it has also provided teachers and professors really efficient and convenient tools to detect plagiarism as well, helping them formulate stricter and stringent academic regulations concerning plagiarism and honest policies.
You Kidnapper! *gasp*
The word plagiarism is found in almost every language and its early meanings are stealing as well as even kidnapping. Think about it. I know the word kidnapping is an exaggeration of what we are discussing here. But consider this: the content you steal is someone else’s baby and while it is with you in its original form, it is still someone else’s baby. That technically makes you a kidnapper.