DIS – 8

On the discussion forum, describe an instance of plagiarism or other use of another’s intellectual property with which you are familiar. Please give one argument condemning this conduct and one argument defending it.

Minimum 250 words.

2. Respond to two classmates’ postings. Minimum 100 words per posting.

REPLY -1 (Sachin Mara)

We tend to consider plagiarism being the last shelter for the apathetic, the con artists and the clumsy. We get a kick out of the chance to consider counterfeiter individuals whose absence of character surpasses their absence of ability. Notwithstanding, history has demonstrated to us that it isn’t generally the situation. While a few plagiarists, as Jayson Blair and Jonah, have their professional lives dashed on the stones of their deceptive conduct, still others have it as simply a commentary as a major aspect of a long, extraordinary profession. Why this is isn’t in every case clear. Once in a while it needs to do with the time the plagiarism too put in, the particular realities around the case or simply the straightforward certainty it wasn’t an essential piece of their lives. To put it plainly, individuals show misguided thinking, even incredible ones, and at times that slip-up is plagiarism, which may not decrease their achievements. In this instance I would like to mention about our First Lady, Melania Trump.  Her speech in 2016 Republican National Convention seemed to be plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech at Democratic National Convention. The similarities are as follows (Allen, C, 2016).

“Michelle Obama (2008)

“…values that you work hard for what you want in life: that your word is your bond and you do what you say…”

Melania Trump (2016)

“…values that you work hard for what you want in life: that your word is your bond and you do what you say…”


Allen, C. (2016). Was Melania Trump’s speech plagiarized from Michelle Obama?. USA Today.

Traniello, J. F., & Bakker, T. C. (2016). Intellectual theft: pitfalls and consequences of plagiarism.

reply – 2  (Anirudh)

Intellectual property is one type of property that is coming from human creations or developments and human intellectuals. There are so many types of intellectual properties they are the intellectual property rights and intellectual property laws and so many are present in our country. Not only in our country but also the other countries have these types of properties depending on their country laws and rights and responsibilities. Intellectual property is used before an olden and the ancient days. It works commonly all over the world. And also becomes a common priority in all the countries over the entire world. The main purpose of the intellectual property is to create and develop a large amount of variety of intellectual goods for the supplements of various countries (Bently, 2014).

            It also encourages the creations and developments of intellectual properties. This property gives the business property rights to the people for the creation and the developments of the intellectual property goods. That is the main purpose of encouraging the people for the creation of the goods. This creation gives a profit for the people. The profit is in the way of information or data and also creating their goods. This is economic income for the people they growth. By this creation not the income profit way it also increases the progress of the technologies in the countries. There is another type of property is also there that is the traditional property (Drahos, 2016).

            This property is difficult for creation at the time of comparison with the intellectual property because the traditional property always depends on the lands and locations. Comparing of goods lands issues are difficult to face anyone to the peoples. But in intellectual property has a more income because it has unlimited people can do work in that of goods. And also so many people’s can consume this creation of goods for their incomes. But in this, the investments are very difficult to manage because firstly we have to invest in this buying of goods (Schmidt, 2011).


Bently, L., & Sherman, B. (2014). Intellectual property law. Oxford University Press, USA.

Drahos, P. (2016). A philosophy of intellectual property. Routledge.

Schmidt, H., & Anderman, S. (2011). EU competition law and intellectual property rights, the regulation of innovation. Oxford University Press.