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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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Finally, there is no standard reference model regarding whether one of two similar programs plagiarized the other.
Therefore, it is important for staff to carefully scrutinize students' work to make better judgment as to whether the material has been plagiarized or not.
Have you ever deliberately plagiarized part of a paper?
Is there any possibility the plagiarized content could be considered fair use?
2005] show formally, neither method keeps a paper from being plagiarized.
org) in Eugene, OR, says that because most students commit plagiarism out of sheer laziness, sources for a plagiarized paper generally can be found on the first three pages of a search return.
The librarians did a Web search and quickly found the sources of the plagiarized material.
Blair, it appeared, plagiarized material, invented quotes, and wrote stories of places he had never been--and the fact that he was able to pull off such a hoax resulted in the replacement of Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd.
While the French may have plagiarized Dutch and Swedish textbooks in writing their own, they seem to have modeled their forces and tactics after those of the sup posedly outdated Spanish.
In 1991, a committee from Boston University investigated and found that 45 percent of the first half and 21 percent of the second half of King's thesis was plagiarized (other analysts think the theft was even worse), but still did not recommend that his degree be revoked.
The same ratio also stated they had students in their class who had plagiarized material from the Internet.