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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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Responding to the question of why they plagiarize, 75% of the participating students reported that they cheat mainly because of laziness, and 80% of the lecturers concurred.
When they make a deliberate choice not to plagiarize, they generally do so out of fear, not a personal sense of morality or personal agency.
Since the greatest value of [gamma] is zero, the plagiarist will plagiarize as long as e is less than P.
does not believe most students, even those who plagiarize, are that devious.
Usually, if you have some knowledge of a student, and (students) plagiarize, you just get a feeling," Levinson added.
I know first hand how frustrating and infuriating it can be when someone plagiarizes your work and that person has the gall to not only pretend it is his original work but even brags about it.
The materials are developed to help teachers cope with the ever increasing challenge of using the Internet as a reference source and students' ability to easily find and plagiarize papers.
More than a dozen psychologists were contacted for this story, and though they work at universities -- where age-old worries about student plagiarism have only grown with the Internet -- none could say with certainty there was any research going on into why people plagiarize.
If you plagiarize, you may not go to hell in the hereafter but will dwell in it now.
com who informed Tim Graham of Newsbusters that Zakaria seemed to plagiarize a paragraph, (http://newsbusters.
Professional journalists who fabricate and/or plagiarize violate industry standards and the public trust, greatly compromising the integrity of their medium," the pledge reads.
Oh, yes,'' says Joel with a laugh, when asked by an audience member if he ever plagiarizes his own songs.