You can’t innovate by copying-Larry Ellison


Question to you

In the image, you see the beautiful reflection of the trees in the wavy water.

Does it constitute copying from Mother Nature?

Can Mother Nature have copyrights?

Do you know the secret of copying?

“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism,

Copy from two, it’s research”


There is some confusion as to the author of the quote.

To copy or not to copy

It is an age-old topic for students in schools and universities.

According to my understanding, ‘research’ is simply the accumulation of knowledge from multiple sources.

This method is sure to broaden your understanding and you are in a better position to progress in your own way.

Once you have accumulated a broad picture through your synthesis of various studies, you are in a position to ascertain your explorations and make a conclusion.

✔But still don’t you think it comes under Plagiarism? 

✔Suppose attribution is given…is this still OK? (at least one is frank, is it not so?)

The above are my doubts and you can help me clear the same.

Is the internet encouraging Plagiarism?

Have you come across your blog posts undergoing ‘Copy & paste’ in some other blogs without being given any due credits?

Do you get aggrieved and take action or simply ignore it?

What are your thoughts on this subject?


“Be yourself. Because an original is worth more than a copy”  Unknown

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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8 thoughts on “You can’t innovate by copying-Larry Ellison

  1. It is important to understand the distinction between copying and research, and to give credit where credit is due. The internet has made it easier to access information, but it has also made it easier for plagiarism to occur.

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