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Using ideas, plots, text and other intellectual property developed by someone else while claiming it is your original work. The content in this encyclopedia was placed online in 1997, and although copyright notices are prominently displayed, thousands of definitions have been, and still are, copied to other websites without permission and without adding any reference to the source, typically in quantities from a half dozen to several hundred.

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The most interesting copyright infringement was a Texas state agency, which copied about a hundred terms to their site years ago and added just one more of their own. The term they added was "plagiarism." True story! See copyright.



a form of violation of the rights of an author or inventor. It consists of the illegal use under one’s own name of another’s scientific, literary, or musical work, invention, or rationalization proposal, in full or in part, without recognition of the source from which the material was drawn. Under Soviet law, a plagiarist can be charged under either civil or criminal law, depending on the degree of the crime’s social danger.

Under civil law (as set forth in the Civil Code of the RSFSR, arts. 499 and 500), the author—and after his death, his heirs and other persons indicated by law—has the right to demand the restoration of his violated rights, for example, by announcements of the violation in the press. He also has the right to demand a ban on publication of the work or a ban on its distribution. In case of losses incurred, the author may demand restitution. Under criminal law (as set in the Criminal Code of the RSFSR, art. 141), plagiarism is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of up to one year or by a fine of up to 500 rubles.

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Professor Khurram Iqbal from National Defense University said 'We must avoid plagiarism in academic writing'.
Nadeem Ikram said Plagiarism can be prevented or detected by plagiarism detection softwares; and educating researchers about ethical writing.
In this regards, the panel was told that HEC has finalised 171 plagiarism complaints since 2007 with 59 still pending.
He said the best possible plagiarism checking software available today was 'Turnitin' and Pakistani universities had access to it through the HEC.
Yes the committee has concluded that there was plagiarism,' he said.
It is important for website worth that the content of website should be unique and plagiarism free.
Keywords: Plagiarism, Unethical writing, Academic theft, Plagiarism-detection software.
I find it sad that plagiarism has become a lucrative practice for decades already.
Keywords: Plagiarism, Plagiarism detecting software, Academic dishonesty
I haven't been involved in plagiarism, but just give me a few months, I'll be great at it.
The next section describes a reflective approach used by the author for dealing with students who engaged in plagiarism.
Any suspected cases of plagiarism or academic misconduct are managed according to the university's robust policies and procedures, which serve to deter cheating and ensure students cannot benefit from unfair practices.