New Plagiarism Allegations Against Matthew Whitaker

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Sep 1, 2015 12:01:00 PM

It has been a difficult few months for Arizona State University professor Matthew Whitaker.

In July, Whitaker was demoted to an associate professor at ASU following allegations that he had plagiarized passages in his most recent book, Peace Be Still: Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama.

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Is the Internet to Blame for the Rise of Plagiarism?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Aug 26, 2015 4:01:00 PM

These days, when many picture an academic plagiarist, they envision a student gleefully copying and pasting from Wikipedia in hopes of taking a shortcut on their coursework.

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New Zealand Labour Party Apologizes for Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Aug 17, 2015 12:48:49 PM
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Remixes and Intellectual Property Fraud

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jul 20, 2015 10:26:00 AM

When it comes to punishing plagiarists, we hear a great deal about how plagiarism can impact one’s career, result in the retraction of papers or in academic punishments if the accused is a student. In extreme cases, we hear about infringers being accused of copyright infringement and being sued in civil court.

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Piracy and Scientific Research

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jul 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Earlier this month, Elsevier filed a lawsuit in New York against two websites that it accuses of pirating their content. According to the lawsuit, Library Genesis and SciHub, are havens where individuals can access articles and other content published by Elsevier.

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Research and Retractions Come into Focus

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jun 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

In December 2014, an article published in the journal Science claimed that canvassers could changes the minds of conservative voters on same-sex marriage with a brief conversation. The study began to attract a great deal of attention in the mainstream press due to its relevancy to both an ongoing political divide and Supreme Court case.

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Army Retracts Culture Manual for Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 21, 2015 5:05:59 PM

In April, the U.S. Army published a 55-page manual entitled Cultural and Situational Understanding, which was meant to serve as a guide for servicemen working in environments with cultures different than their own.

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Research, Outside Translation and Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In a recent post on Retraction Watch, the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention published a note by Yong Jiang, a researcher who sought to retract an earlier paper of his due to plagiarism issues.

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The Daily Mail Sparks Attribution Debate

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 7, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Vice reporter Brian Merchant wrote a post for Vice’s Motherboard blog entitled “The Girl Who Would Live Forever”, a story about a cancer-stricken girl in Bangkok who was cryogenically frozen in hopes of finding a cure later.

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The Revolving Door of Plagiarism in Journalism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Last month, Gawker reported that Mic news editor Jared Keller had plagiarized at least 20 passages in his writing for the online publication. Keller was quickly fired from his job and most agreed that his career in journalism was, most likely, over.

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