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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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Routinely performing--or asking students to perform--document checks fosters a culture of suspicion antithetical to American values, places senior officers in the role of presumed plagiarist rather than emerging strategic intellectual, and undermines confidence in both the self and the written word.
And by demonstrating the way her protagonist Helga Crane succumbs to the occupational hazard of the plagiarist, i.
And now, some copyright holders are fighting on another front, as they attempt to prevent plagiarists from copying their work.
You can also use a devilishly clever Bailey tool called a digital fingerprint to help you detect plagiarists.
Still, some institutions feel that these tools undermine the trust it shows in its students, and several of the most prestigious universities in the country--including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton--have no institution-wide tool to catch plagiarists.
Posner correctly regards digitization as a threat to plagiarists, but the culture it helps shape may also prove to be their best defense.
0 technology is confusing the very concept of ownership, creating a generation of plagiarists and copyright thieves .
We assume that plagiarists do exist and do plagiarize.
Many schools now rely on the Turnitin service to help ferret out plagiarists.
Now exam board Edexcel is acting to identify plagiarists.
1) General abominations of plagiarism, and attacks on specific plagiarists, are particularly common in the English Augustan era.
Even plagiarists who had downloaded entire essays from the Internet were sometimes able to avoid any academic penalty if their parents complained loudly enough.