Plagiarism Punishment

Posted by Robert Creutz on Jun 23, 2010 2:37:00 PM

prison cell 150x150 resized 600A recent article from Times Higher Education discusses a new ‘Tariff’ that academics in the UK are proposing that will lay out a universal system of penalties for university students that plagiarize.  


Tagged:  Legal, Academic, International

Plagiarism Misquote

Posted by Janett Perry on Jun 16, 2010 2:38:00 PM
plagiarism quote 150x150 resized 600An old quote from Wilson Mizner seems to be gaining some steam on the internet recently:

“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”


Tagged:  Best Practices

Citizen Journalism and Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Jun 8, 2010 2:40:00 PM

497288 photographer 1 150x150 resized 600Citizen Journalism is a phenomenon of the digital age.


Tagged:  Social Media

Film Critic Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Jun 3, 2010 2:42:00 PM

film critics1 resized 600There recently was an online plagiarism fiasco that involved a YouTube movie reviewer ripping off a number of film reviews straight from the website  


Tagged:  Current Events, Social Media

Preventing Plagiarism in Politics

Posted by David Rothschild on May 27, 2010 2:44:00 PM

barack obama 5 resized 600Last week we discussed Maine Gubernatorial candidate Les Otten’s problem with plagiarism, which certainly did his campaign no good. This week another case of political plagiarism has moved to the forefront. Vaughn Ward, a republican candidate for Idaho’s first congressional district, was found to have also plagiarized another politician’s speech. The plagiarized material was not just from any other politician and it wasn’t any run-of-the-mill speech. It was President Obama’s 2004 Democratic Convention Speech that is widely considered to have catapulted him towards the presidency.


Tagged:  Current Events

Political Plagiarism

Posted by David Rothschild on May 18, 2010 2:47:00 PM

capital building 150x150 resized 600In politics, every detail matters.  For politicians, personal lives, family history and medical records can make the difference between winning or losing an election. 


Tagged:  Current Events

Publishing Original Content Remains Relevant

Posted by Janett Perry on May 11, 2010 2:48:00 PM

lotr book page resized 600Kent Anderson of the Scholarly Kitchen recently wrote a post that discusses the changing notion of online content quality.  


Tagged:  Resources

Self-Publishing in a Digital World

Posted by David Rothschild on May 4, 2010 2:51:00 PM

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Tagged:  Social Media, Technology

Publishing: Recovering from Bad Press

Posted by Janett Perry on Apr 27, 2010 7:23:00 AM

136410 reading newspaper 150x150 resized 600Although most journalists and publications are committed to presenting an unbiased opinion of the news, some make their name by dragging companies and individuals through the dirt.  


Tagged:  Best Practices

Plagiarism Research Suggests Prevention is Better

Posted by Janett Perry on Apr 20, 2010 7:24:00 AM

Many of the current solutions aimed towards scientific misconduct (plagiarism in particular) revolve around what to do post-publication. Dr. Malhar N. Kumar, a researcher out of Bangalore, suggests that this current model is ineffective.

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Tagged:  Scientific Technical Medical