Plagiarism in Blogs

I’ve been thinking alot about plagiarism on the Internet. I have always thought of plagiarism in the specific context of people taking information off the Internet and replicating it into the paper they turn in for class w/o crediting the source.

Recently, though, I have been thinking of plagiarism that takes place when a blogger takes the content of someone else’s blog and posts it into their own blog without crediting the source. How could plagiarism even be verified in this case? Who is to say that the plagiariser didn’t come up with the content first, and the other person copied it? Who is the original creator? Who owes what to whom?

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