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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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Hayes-Rore's counsel to Helga to dissimulate--to occlude those parts of herself (specifically, the "white" parts) that others may find unpalatable--evinces the same praxis of lying by omission that is adopted by the plagiarist, who neglects to be forthright about her influences and sources.
It's not fool-proof, but it's a good addition to standard text Google Alerts, especially if it's in tiny type the same color as the page's background, so plagiarists can't even see it.
I find his arguments persuasive: we know (from his Deutsche Sphaera) that Konrad was apt to produce more than one version of a work; and Buckl's case relies not only on some at times questionable analysis of variants, but also on the frankly implausible notion of an anonymous plagiarist currying favour with Archduke Rudolf by passing off as his own a version of a work completed at most fifteen years earlier by an author with whom Rudolf was personally familiar.
If you give credit to a work's author, you are not a plagiarist," Brinson says.
Because the literary and intellectual standards of his day were not so different from today, Smith was a borderline plagiarist.
Howard Block, in a recent book called God's Plagiarist (1994) about Jacques-Paul Migne, the publisher of the Patrologia Latina and the Patrologia Graeca among other sets of books, quotes a remark of Migne which he borrowed from Tertullian and used in many of his sales prospectuses: `In this world anxious for Progress, we offer the Tradition of the past in order to march forward.
The patient is a young man, an academic who wants to write and publish, but is inhibited in this because he feels he is a plagiarist.
Critics, including Hoagland, Wrege & Perroni and Wrege and Stotka, cast doubt and imply that he was a plagiarist who knowingly borrowed material from contemporaries.
But it wasn't the DOE's fault that a plagiarist was hired in the first place, and the state should never have agreed to reward such intellectual dishonesty.
Once exposed, the plagiarist, along with his close cousin the fabricator, will find that getting fired by his editors is the least of his troubles.
copywright a professional plagiarist, one who doesn't copyright-- or copy_right!
That this is stated openly requires us to think differently about Gauguin: not as a plagiarist, but as someone who allows us to sense that he worked always with the already written.