Zillow Advice: Pro-to-Pro - Did you really write that?! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Yea, I had to copy word for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ Yea, I had to copy word for word out of the encyclopedia (how many even know what that is) back in my school days. Today it's search, cut and paste. I could have gotten more A's that way. &nbsp; :-) Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ 2013-10-02T12:40:00Z Well, newspapers do it, and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ Well, newspapers do it, and they say it's okay so long as you provide attribution. Or as I always say,&nbsp;This above all: to thine ownself be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.<br/><br/>Oh, wait - that's in the public domain. Oh well! Wed, 02 Oct 2013 04:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ 2013-10-02T04:36:00Z I rarely bounced them back ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ I rarely bounced them back to the students. Almost always it resulted in a 0 if it was their final draft because there was always plenty of warning. Call me strict! It was pretty easy to tell if it was their writing. Adults aren't that different. It takes no time to copy/paste a few sentences into a google search and there you go! I don't think the local mls polices that though.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Oct 2013 04:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ 2013-10-02T04:24:00Z Many who are choosing to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ Many who are choosing to plagiarize on the internet are discovering themselves in legal trouble, so, even though some of us learned about the no nos of plagiarism at a young age there are some who never learned or cared.<br/><br/>A local Jr. High principal was recently telling me about a computer scan of all submitted work.&nbsp; Essays etc are screened for plagiarism before they even gets to the teachers' eyes.&nbsp; If there is obvious plagiarism, it is bounced back to the student.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 02 Oct 2013 04:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ 2013-10-02T04:09:00Z I think that is one aspect ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ I think that is one aspect of real estate, or sales for that matter, that I dislike. Some people's overwhelming need to present one's self as more or better than what one is in order to impress the public.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Oct 2013 03:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ 2013-10-02T03:56:00Z Plagiarism is alive and well ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ Plagiarism is alive and well on the internet.&nbsp; Even in the MLS.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Some agents take on an expired listing and re-use the prior agents photos.&nbsp; Maybe they add a couple of their own or eliminate one or two of the original ones.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Oct 2013 03:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ 2013-10-02T03:48:00Z I agree..it seems to happen ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ I agree..it seems to happen more often than it should ;) and thank you for bringing it up<br/><br/>Thumbs Up<br/><br/> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 03:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Did-you-really-write-that/513774/ 2013-10-02T03:41:00Z