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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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But at an SSC, even the plagiarists are accomplished, well-seasoned military professionals, many of whom have held command over thousands, rendered decisions impacting human life, assumed responsibility for multimillion-dollar equipment, and generally devoted their careers to the service of the Nation.
As shown in the present study, illegitimacy and the perception that the plagiarist was intentionally attempting to harm one's identity mediated the relationship between the plagiarism manipulation and anger, and anger predicted endorsement of confrontation with the perpetrator of the threat.
Like the plagiarist who lifts parts of a given text from its initial historical and cultural contexts and then reduces it to the context of his own enterprise, Olsen uses Helga to enrich his artwork.
You can also use a devilishly clever Bailey tool called a digital fingerprint to help you detect plagiarists.
And unless all proprietary content is locked away from public view, plagiarists will find a way to get their hands on it.
I was troubled because the freedom that Lethem depends upon--the freedom to integrate and build upon the work of others--does not need the license the plagiarist takes.
If the plagiarist, the cyberstalker, and the sewer-mouthed blogger became as totally ostracised as are the paedophile and the wife-beater, then the Internet could be cleaned up tomorrow.
This is the first time that I've ever been called a liar and a bigot and anti-Semite and coward and plagiarist," he said.
AFTER READING the Chief Plagiarist and Research Officer's report (November 2006), I knew I had to write.
Werther is the would-be creator who, facing a world already full of created things, turns melancholy plagiarist.
If the author chooses not to create the paper, the payoffs for both her and the plagiarist would be zero.