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Going Medieval on Plagiarists: Their Nine Circles of Hell (infographic)

Plagiarism: the worst of the worst, the lowest of the low, the absolute worst crime a writer can commit. As Jack Smith said, “I’d rather be caught holding up a bank than stealing so much as a two-word phrase from another writer.”

But all plagiarism is not created equal. In the style of Dante’s Inferno, this infographic, created by, details the nine levels of plagiarism. (My personal opinion is that level-nine offenders are forced to watch a terrible movie for all eternity, knowing it’s based on a book that they can never read.)


The Nine Circles of Plagiarism Hell


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Victoria was born and raised within sight of the Smoky Mountains. She loves any place you can still see the stars and constantly struggles with (and sometimes succumbs to) the temptation to write "ain't" and y'all." To connect with or hire Victoria, visit her website,
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