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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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(For example, the well-known historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was accused of plagiarizing portions of a few of her books; she claims that she did so inadvertently by relying on notes that she thought were her own words.) This confusion can get muddled not just on paper but also in writers' minds.
Do you believe the university provides you with enough skills to write properly without plagiarizing?
The two themes Motivation for Plagiarizing and Motivation for Not Plagiarizing, while important, quickly became subsumed as a dimension of one of the core themes, Agency.
The harsh learning experience of not graduating may be punishment enough to keep students from plagiarizing again.
Were there world enough and time (plagiarizing Andrew Marvell), the same analysis could be made of any number of pop-cultural phenomena--such as the way "Good Times" by Chic became "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang, which became the whole basis of rap's first flowering (and introduced the term "hip-hop").
This time, about 50 percent of students admitted to plagiarizing. Thirty-five percent had used both written texts and the Internet.
Almost the same amount (72 percent) had reported plagiarizing written assignments or submitting classwork done by someone else.
Were the gospel writers guilty of pirating and plagiarizing their material?
Divided into three parts, the book--which is dedicated to honest students--serves as a useful guide for educators who want to reduce cheating and plagiarizing in their classrooms and at their school.
The almost limitless sea of information on the Internet makes plagiarizing easier than ever.
The only reason I'm admitting to that unethical if not illegal act is the fact that I'm plagiarizing my own stuff So here is an (only slightly) updated version of my January 1991 gift to a few people we've come across in our community.
This separation between "thought" and "style" leads him to praise Charron for having perfectly understood the philosophical legacy of Montaigne, without "plagiarizing" his way of writing.