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Using ideas, plots, text and other intellectual property developed by someone else while claiming it is your original work. 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 permission and without adding any reference to the source, typically in quantities from a half dozen to several hundred.

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The most interesting copyright infringement of was a Texas state agency, which copied about a hundred terms to their site years ago and added just one more of their own. The term they added was "plagiarism." True story! See copyright and Internet piracy.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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If these tokens match with the tokens of the source documents, then these were considered as plagiarized fragments.
A plagiarism detection system should indicate what parts of the two programs are similar and how they are plagiarized. Since the detection system is not a human expert, it may fail to detect the plagiarism on a semantic level such as data structures and algorithms.
It is not, however, proof that the politics espoused by both plagiarist and plagiarized are mendacious, or even proof of groupthink.
The same study found that only two papers out of the 1,770 had more than 75% plagiarized material (Carroll, 2005).
Some reported that in the past they had plagiarized by mistake, or believed that they had been unjustly accused of plagiarism.
How likely is this plagiarized content to hurt you and confuse your marketplace?
The test asked the student to read a passage and the information about its source, and then decide whether each student sample is plagiarized or used the source properly.
[2005] show that authors typically take two paths to protect themselves from being plagiarized. Some authors will choose to establish ownership by dispersing the paper broadly through electronic working paper series, sending out multiple copies to others in their area, presenting at conferences and handing out copies, and other means.
Days later, when the confrontation had escalated to the counseling office, the student admitted she had plagiarized, but insisted the act was neither immoral nor unethical.
Then in late April The Harvard Crimson revealed that Viswanathan had plagiarized more than a dozen passages from two young adult books by Megan McCafferty.
In 2001, a student was forced off two student publications after she plagiarized material from Forbes, according to The Harvard Crimson.
In his memoir, he repeatedly tells how he lied to his editors, to colleagues at the paper, sources, even to his girlfriend in order to write dozens of newspaper articles that later were discredited because of plagiarized details--recreations that were suitable for fiction but unacceptable for journalism.