How many of your ideas do you think are original, I mean really original – are you 100% sure of that? Watch as photographer Jamie Windsor explains how you might be committing plagiarism, without even realizing it.

This is quite an interesting one, certainly worth thinking about. Often we are far more influenced by elements we’ve seen, heard or experienced than what we realize. In this video, we join UK-based photographer James Windsor as he explains how you might be putting yourself in danger of getting sued for plagiarism, without even realizing it. As he explains; “I didn’t think I was in any danger of getting sued until I learnt about cryptomnesia and got into trouble with one of my clients. You may unknowingly be committing copyright infringement due to this cognitive misfiring that we can all experience. So you should follow the steps outlined in this video to counteract this.”

Before we get into it, let’s just clarify what plagiarism means: Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. [Wikipedia].

So let’s find out what happened with Jamie, and get a few tips on how to avoid landing yourself in hot water before even realizing it.

If you’d like to see more from James we recommend you head over to his website, some spectacular work there. You can also find more from him on YouTube here.

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