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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 stage agency. They copied about a hundred terms to their website and added just one more term 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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But it just goes to prove how easy it is to badger schools and colleges into submission even when audacious students confront them with plagiarised coursework.
Author Barbara Taylor Bradford has lost her case against Sahara Television which she claimed had plagiarised three of her novels, especially 'A Woman Of Substance', in its USD13m serial 'Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny'.
in ' U- Focus' volume 13, January 2012, edited by professor Anu Singh Lather, was plagiarised from an article by an eminent author, columnist and educationist Parth J.
Robert Gordon's University have developed a computer programme that spots work students have plagiarised from the internet and are trying to pass off as their own.
What a shame they didn't show the same concern over the validity of the government's plagiarised dodgy dossier, shamelessly scrambled together to claim Saddam could obliterate us in 15 minutes.
India's highest court yesterday rejected a petition by Leedsborn author Barbara Taylor Bradford to halt a 260-part TV series she said plagiarised her novel, A Woman of Substance.
Indian film writer Sachin Bhaumik has filed a defamation case against bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford after she obtained an injunction from an Indian court barring Sahara Television from broadcasting a soap opera which she claimed had been plagiarised from her novels.
Hirak Gautam, who works as a chef in a Delhi five- star, wrote a piece on Delhi's street food in the magazine, but it was not original -- he plagiarised almost 750 words of the 938- word article from two popular blogs -- Eating Out in Delhi, and Eat and Dust.
Robert Gordon University have developed a computer programme that spots work students have plagiarised from the internet and are trying to pass off as their own.