When Plagiarism and Copyright Collide

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 9, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS NetworkA recent article in the Ottawa Citizen highlighted the strange case of Veldon Coburn, a PhD candidate who is also an analyst at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in Gatineau.

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Tagged:  Legal




Jane Goodall Embroiled in Plagiarism and Misconduct Allegations

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 2, 2013 10:54:00 AM

jane-goodall-plagiarismFamed primatologist Jane Goodall was scheduled to release her new book “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants” on April 30th, however, following a Washington Post article that found a dozen unattributed passages in the book, the book’s publisher, Grand Central, has announced that it is holding the book back until it can “correct any unintentional errors.”

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Tagged:  Current Events




CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 9

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Mar 24, 2013 6:35:00 AM

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Tagged:  Current Events, Newsletter




Nate Thayer and the Nature of Freelance Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Mar 12, 2013 6:06:00 AM

Nate-Thayer-JournalistOn Monday of last week, veteran journalist Nate Thayer found himself making headlines when he published correspondence between himself and Olga Khazan, an editor at The Atlantic. Khazan had asked Thayer if he would be willing to redraft a 4,200 word article he had published on “Basketball diplomacy” into a 1,200 word article for their site. However, Khazan said that she would not be able to pay for the rewrite and Thayer sternly declined the offer.

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Tagged:  Current Events




Uncovering, Deciphering and Deterring Self-Plagiarism in Research

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Mar 8, 2013 10:57:00 AM

In this exclusive interview, researcher and co-editor-in-chief of an Elsevier scientific journal, Peter Blau, shines light on why miscondcut, particularly self-plagiarism, is a serious concern in research and publishing.

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Tagged:  Interviews




Why have no U.S. politicians been forced to resign over plagiarism?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 28, 2013 1:56:00 PM

plagiarism-americaThe recent plagiarism scandals in Germany have had a common theme: Plagiarism in the dissertation written by the politician.

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Tagged:  Current Events




CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 8

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 24, 2013 6:05:00 AM

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Tagged:  Current Events, Newsletter




When Plagiarism Does Pay

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 20, 2013 5:45:00 AM

when-plagiarism-paysJonah Lehrer, best known for a plagiarism and fabrication scandal that ended his once-promising career in science journalism, recently created a controversy when it was revealed that he was paid a $20,000 honorarium to speak at a conference hosted by the Knight Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to innovation in journalism.

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Tagged:  Current Events




German Education Minister Resignation: Plagiarism or Politics?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 11, 2013 1:43:00 PM

diploma-phd-plagiarismIt’s been another rough week for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Annette Schavan, a member of Merkel’s cabinet and the Education Minister for the country, has resigned after her Ph.D was revoked following an investigation into her doctoral thesis that found evidence of plagiarism.

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Tagged:  Current Events, International




Removing the Cloud of Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 4, 2013 9:59:00 AM

freedom-duckThere are few accusations and allegations that can haunt a person and their career longer than an allegation of plagiarism. This is partly because plagiarism is seen as a serious  offence, especially in academic, journalism and literary circles. However, it’s also because  the lines between what is and is not plagiarism is frequently blurry and prone to debate.

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Tagged:  Academic, Current Events