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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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Step 3: If there is no significant plagiarism in the whole program, branches are compared.
If (similarity between the two branches based on the two entropy measurements > 95 %), Then There is Plagiarism.
Step 6: If the segment found in step 5 has less than three zeros, then no indication for plagiarism.
All three plagiarism cases are successfully detected by the system, as shown in Appendix A.
The experimental results indicate that the JK system is capable of detecting plagiarism among Java programs even in the case of partial plagiarism.
In general, the system can detect plagiarism in all cases expect when there is a large modification in a small program.
23) See Benson Honig and Akanksah Bedi, "The Fox in the Hen House: A Critical Examination of Plagiarism among Members of the Academy of Management," Academy of Management Learning & Education 11, no.
Teach note-taking and drafting strategies that help students avoid plagiarism
Sometimes plagiarism occurs when writers have taken notes on their sources and (a) have forgotten to place direct quotations in quotation marks with page references, (b) have not been careful to note that they are paraphrasing a passage from a source, or (c) have not distinguished between the ideas in a source and their own ideas in response to that source.
Put information about plagiarism on your syllabus, but address it only in context
Exhortations and warnings about plagiarism at the beginning of the semester seem to have little meaning or context for many students.
Teach what plagiarism is and is not; identify kinds of plagiarism via specific examples