Plagiarism, Copyright, Authorship

By Kevin James O'Brien | Students need to learn the perils of plagiarism - it can tarnish your name and follow you forever.

How to prevent accidental plagiarism in an online world

Everything starts with suspicion.You take a student’s essay, start reading it, and it doesn’t feel right. The writing structure, word constructions, …

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Separating Boilerplate From Plagiarism

When true originality matters. And when it doesn't.

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Almost Every Jonah Lehrer Piece I Examined Showed Journalistic Misdeeds

For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) <i>New Yorker</i> staff writer has been under siege. In …

Betsy DeVos appears to have plagiarized quotes for Senate questionnaire

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's Education Secretary nominee, appears to have lifted quotes in at least two instances in written answers submitted to the Senate committee tasked with approving her nomination.<p>After DeVos' confirmation hearing was limited to one round of questions by …

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Students ‘don’t understand’ plagiarism, research suggests

Students have “no understanding” of what plagiarism is and why they must avoid it, according to new research.<p>Lee Adam, education research fellow at …

Trump’s inaugural cake was commissioned to look exactly like Obama’s, baker says

Amid the glitz of President Trump’s inaugural festivities, one item stood out in particular late Friday night: a spectacular nine-tier cake that the new president and Vice President Pence cut into with a sword.<p>To pastry chef Duff Goldman, the cake seemed a little <i>too</i> familiar — because it looked …

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Teachers are thanking Melania Trump

<b>Teachers and academics in the UK and the US have taken to Twitter to thank Donald Trump's wife for providing the perfect material to teach their students what plagiarism is and why it is wrong.</b><p>Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention has notable similarities with a speech given …

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From speeches to Ph.D.'s: Politicians called out for copying

<b>(CNN) —</b> Politicians speak a lot, and they write a lot. But what happens when the words they speak and write aren't their own?<p>Here are 10 instances when political figures plagiarized.<p>Melania Trump's speech plagiarizes part of Michelle Obama's<p>1. Vice President Joe Biden, 1987: During the 1988 …

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Melania Trump’s Speech Bears Striking Similarities to Michelle Obama’s 2008 Address

What is Plagiarism? - Plagiarism.org

Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can …

Dear teacher: copyright concerns you

<i>This is the first part in a series around education and copyright. Besides thoughts on how we can -and should- arrange copyright around education in</i> …

Did Led Zeppelin Plagiarize 'Stairway'? A Pa. Judge Will Decide

Everyone who knows rock 'n' roll knows the opening riff to Led Zeppelin's 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven." Play it side-by-side with the 1968 song "Taurus" by the band Spirit, and they sound almost the same.<p>The songs were released more than four decades ago, but just this week, a judge in …

Conservative hero Ben Carson hit with plagiarism scandal

Potential presidential candidate’s 2012 book lifted passages from a bevy of sources<p>In his 2012 book <i>America the Beautiful</i>, conservative activist and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson related the story of when he was caught plagiarizing as an undergraduate psychology major. "During my research for one …

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£1,700 for a dissertation, but what's the real cost of plagiarism?

As one ghost writing service sees an 80 per cent increase in sales in one year, Josie Gurney-Read questions the company providing dissertations on demand<p>“I don't have any qualms about my work. Some people sell state of the art vacuum cleaners and I sell excellent academic papers. If I don’t offer …

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How to Avoid Plagiarism in Journalism

We've all heard about plagiarism in one field or another. It seems like every other week there are stories about students, writers, historians, and …

Trump Accuses Walker of Plagiarism

Donald Trump, claiming credit for coining the phrase “make America great again,” accused Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) of plagiarism.<p>“I can come …

10 high-profile plagiarism cases

The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin broke a story Wednesday accusing Sen. John Walsh of Montana of plagiarizing chunks of his 2007 thesis for the United States Army War College. At least a quarter of the paper was taken from other sources, according to the Times’ analysis. Walsh, a Democrat …

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

An analysis of hundreds of thousands of scientific papers finds text re-use is rampant, but it isn't always malicious.<p>Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific writing and research.<p>And with each new work, a special detection system goes …

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Plagiarism is a mortal sin and last taboo – or is it?

Many people contribute to an academic paper and not many are credited. In the words of Pharrell Williams, there are blurred lines<p>JD Salinger, at the start of his short story Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, quotes an ancient Chinese tale about the search for a superlative new horse for Duke Mu …

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Finding Plagiarism with Google Search - Teacher Tech

There are many great products to help detect plagiarism in student work, including Grammarly. My first line of defense if I suspect plagiarism is to …

A Prestigious University Just Got Accused of Plagiarizing an Ad

It's always embarrassing when companies get caught out making copycat ads. But it's downright ridiculous when the brand accused of plagiarism is a …

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A CNN News Editor Was Fired for Plagiarism

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Friday, CNN announced that it had fired one of its news editors for "multiple instances of …