Articles covering a range of topics on plagiarism, including famous plagiarism cases, plagiarism in the news and topics to help students. There is a list of articles below, or you can scroll down to browse.
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Nina Paley has written an interesting article on TechDirt entitled “Is Copyright needed to stop plagiarism” (opens in new window) which showed up in our news feed.
Nina states that copying and plagiarism are two quite different things, and you don’t need copyright to deal with plagiarism. To make this clearer, she has made a one-minute meme song and video about it. Enjoy.
Q: What is plagiarism? Simply put, plagiarism is copying someone else’s work and pretending that it is your own. Everybody’s work is automatically copyrighted to themselves, and breach of copyright is illegal. Different countries have different copyright laws which is why there is often difficulty with internet copying. In general, if you publish something that is … Read more
Plagiarism from a teacher’s point of view
There’s already a lot of information out there on the Internet and in handouts from schools/colleges/universities, even on this website, in relation to plagiarism. You know what it is: copying someone else’s work to benefit your own success without paraphrasing (re-writing in your own words so you can show your understanding of the material). Also, … Read more
5 innovative online learning companies that will change education in the next 5 years
With the advances and availability of technology, traditional classrooms delivery systems are transforming into online learning opportunities. Current avenues of instruction include college and university courses developed and maintained by the institutions. Due to costs and the speed of emerging innovations, much of the online coursework is transferring to companies with the funding, staff, and technology platforms … Read more
5 reasons why all students should use a plagiarism checker
Many students shy away from using plagiarism checking software, mainly because they feel they have nothing to prove and that their work is (of course) 100% original. However, using a plagiarism checker isn’t about testing your honesty, and at the end of the day we are all only human and prone to make silly mistakes … Read more
7 apps to help you study
When the countdown begins until the end of the semester, panic starts to creep in. If you have been laid back all semester long, chances are you are now cramming wildly. You lose sleep over projects, papers and other things that you need to submit. Soon you will be spending much of your time in … Read more
Some observations by Jose Arcilla on plagiarism To the ancient Romans the word “plagiarism” referred to the practice of purchasing a free man, knowing him to be such, and keeping him in servitude. A variant was to use someone’s slave as one’s own. Of course, both invited trouble. Now, legal experts tell us that plagiarism … Read more
Strange but true: the Facebook plagiarism row
How likely do you think it is that two photographs would be completely identical in every respect? Not very, you might answer! But in this strange but true tale, we discover that it is possible for two people to take an identical shot that is indistinguishable in every detail. The story starts with Sarah Scurr … Read more
Plagiarism and copyright
In this digital, millennial, modern world, there are many sources of information that people tend to think that information is free to use without an obligation to pay or even give gratitude to the author of the source that they used. People tend to do the “Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V” on the … Read more
Plagiarism at college
Many people plagiarize but how much is it really? Some are probably thinking like maybe fifteen to twenty high school or college students, right? Well that is incorrect because their is way more than that and it is not even just students it is also grown adults who have highly paid careers. Plagiarism is a … Read more
Plagiarism in law school
Introduction It’s crucial a student in law school understands the severe consequences of academic misconduct after graduation; in particular where later the student seeks admission to practice. The Legal Practise Board grants permission to practice law; a student’s conduct can have a significant impact on this process. Academic misconduct is an unfair advantage in studies … Read more