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Using ideas, plots, text and other intellectual property developed by someone else while claiming it is your original work.

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Since 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 copyright attribution, typically in quantities from a half dozen to a couple hundred. The most interesting copyright infringement was a Texas state agency, which copied about a hundred terms to their site 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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Then a statistical analysis was performed on these regions in order to detect plagiarism.
Cunningham and Alexander discovered another approach to detect plagiarism in computer assignments using a Case Based Reasoning (CBR) approach [13].
Also, new tools are developed to detect plagiarism such as [14,15].
Plagiarism could be detected in the programs by comparing the Terminating Binary Sequence (TBS).
For those who wanted to besmirch Pope's literary achievement with the accusation of plagiarism one fact about his career stood out as a veritable trouvaille: namely, the ironic coincidence that a writer so devoted to stealing others' plumage should have founded his early reputation on a poem on the subject of a stolen lock of hair.
Another early work to fall victim to accusations of plagiarism was the Scriblerian collaboration Three Hours after Marriage.
Probably the most famous of all plagiarism jibes against Pope is that made by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Joseph Spence in early 1741: 'I admired Mr.
Pope's most substantial literary undertakings, and certainly his biggest money-spinners, were the Homeric translations, and it was inevitable that these should also fall victim to allegations of plagiarism.
Anson, "Fraudulent Practices: Academic Misrepresentations of Plagiarism in the Name of Good Pedagogy," Composition Studies 39, no.
While the sentence, including jail time, was ultimately suspended, the plagiarism statute was amended to punish "violators with a minimum of thirty-two months in jail and a maximum of ninety" (161-162).
9) See Nina Werkhauser, "A Chronology of the Schavan Plagiarism Affair," Deutsche Welle, October 2, 2013, available at <www.
Posner (The Little Book of Plagiarism [New York: Pantheon Books, 2007], 34) confirms, "plagiarism cannot become the basis of a lawsuit [unless] it infringes copyright or breaks the contract between author and publisher.