Commentary

Plagiarism is stealing

Using others' work and passing it off as one's own cheapens the work of hardworking photographers and gives the profession a bad name

By now, you might have heard about Singaporean influencer Daryl Aiden Yow.

If not, here is a recap: Mr Yow, who has 100,000-odd followers on his Instagram account, was recently accused of copying others' works, as well as using stock photos for his Instagram posts, thereby misleading followers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2018, with the headline 'Plagiarism is stealing'. Print Edition | Subscribe