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If I get content from Wikipedia which is a free encyclopedia and use it as is,

  1. Kobus Hughes profile image39
    Kobus Hughesposted 7 years ago

    If I get content from Wikipedia which is a free encyclopedia and use it as is,  will it count as...

    duplicate content?

  2. minso profile image75
    minsoposted 7 years ago

    Yes, it will be considered as duplicate content. Even when you republish your own content, which was already published elsewhere, it will be considered duplicate content.

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    If you copy it direct it will.  I've always found, for the Internet and print, it is best to take notes on your subject from at least 3 sources and then write up from your notes, that way you avoid any plagiarism.

  4. bznzstudiesonline profile image54
    bznzstudiesonlineposted 7 years ago

    use footnotes when doing research. wise to state where you've got it from. it's totally different if you don't mention the source then that's a different story. that's when you call it plagiarism.

  5. Jan Fowler profile image60
    Jan Fowlerposted 7 years ago

    I have found Wikipedia good for inspiration and a direction to take an when writing an article. It is not, however, good as a completely factual research tool. Even my 6th grader is not allowed to use it as a source for her papers.

 
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