Plagiarism Blog Round Up

Posted by David Rothschild on Jan 25, 2011 1:26:00 PM

Plagiarism is often a trending topic within blogs and the social media sphere. If you search Twitter for #plagiarism, a variety of related topics will pop-up, most of them fresh discussions and updates from within the last few hours. A Google News search on the topic will also provide daily results that include recent instances of plagiarism coverage from around the web.


Tagged:  Social Media

The Problem With Website Plagiarism

Posted by David Rothschild on Jan 19, 2011 1:27:00 PM

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Tagged:  Social Media, Technology

Cross-Medium Plagiarism

Posted by David Rothschild on Jan 12, 2011 1:30:00 PM

plagiarism across mediums 150x150 resized 600The standard form of plagiarism that we hear about most often occurs within a single medium. For example, an original newspaper article is duplicated and published by another newspaper without attribution. 


Tagged:  Resources

Plagiarism Problem: Sometimes Sorry Isn’t Enough

Posted by David Rothschild on Jan 4, 2011 1:32:00 PM

iStock 000002908019XSmallEver since we were little, we’ve been taught that the proper way to redeem ourselves after doing something bad was to say “I’m sorry.” Whether it was an accident or an intentional wrongdoing, “sorry” always made things better. 


Tagged:  Technology, Resources

Hollywood Plagiarism: Does Our Culture Promote Stealing?

Posted by Janett Perry on Dec 21, 2010 1:33:00 PM

vault resized 600The Steven Spielberg film ‘Catch Me if You Can’ follows the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a famous US con-man who lied his way through much of life with great success.  Some of Abagnale’s feats included forging $2.5 million in checks as well as creating several fake identities (an airline pilot, doctor and lawyer to name a few).  In the end, after serving minor prison time, Abagnale was tapped by the FBI to help prevent forgeries and also went on to found a successful security consultancy.


Tagged:  Current Events

Climate Change Report: Plagiarism in Other Political Research?

Posted by David Rothschild on Dec 16, 2010 1:35:00 PM

climate change plagiarism resized 600In 2006, a congressional report was released that went up against climate change, challenging prior research that pointed to a global warming trend over the past millennium. 


Tagged:  Current Events, Scientific Technical Medical

Plagiarism Discussion on Reddit

Posted by Robert Creutz on Dec 7, 2010 1:37:00 PM

reddit is a popular social news website where users can submit interesting links from around the web to an online community. 


Tagged:  Social Media

Self-Plagiarism: Is it Really Plagiarism?

Posted by Robert Creutz on Dec 1, 2010 1:40:00 PM

self plagiarism resized 600The term ‘self-plagiarism’ might seem confusing to many people.  After all, if you are the person who originally created a piece of content, how can it be considered plagiarism if you decide to reuse the material?  Shouldn’t you be able to reuse your own work in any way you want? 


Tagged:  Academic, Current Events

Original Content: High Tech Attribution

Posted by Janett Perry on Nov 24, 2010 1:43:00 PM

google news logo resized 600Every day, Google News aggregates links to millions of stories from websites across the Internet based on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include a site’s trustability, relevance, page rank, title and keywords used in the specific articles.


Tagged:  Social Media, Technology

The Defense of Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Nov 16, 2010 1:44:00 PM

A recent article from the blog comes out partially in defense of plagiarism, saying that the current rules and standards for plagiarism are too stringent.  


Tagged:  Best Practices