Can the Effects of Plagiarism be Reversed?

Posted by David Rothschild on May 20, 2011 4:00:00 AM

One Way PlagiarismOne thing often said about rumors or slander is that once the information is leaked, it’s out permanently. In other words, even if a rumor is proven to be completely false, the information still exists in the minds of all the people who already heard it.

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Plagiarism Hunters: Good or Bad?

Posted by David Rothschild on May 4, 2011 8:17:00 AM

plagiarism hunters resized 600It might sound like some sort of league of superheroes, but not everyone is keen on the so called ‘plagiarism hunters.’  

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Does Plagiarism last for a lifetime?

Posted by David Rothschild on Feb 24, 2011 1:09:00 PM

Guttenberg resized 600A recent case in the news involves Germany’s Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who allegedly plagiarized his PhD dissertation in 2007.

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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.

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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. 

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Tagged:  Current Events, Scientific Technical Medical




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? 

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Tagged:  Academic, Current Events




The Plagiarism Chain of Events

Posted by Robert Creutz on Nov 10, 2010 1:49:00 PM

If you’ve searched for the word ‘plagiarism’ online in the past several days you’ve  probably encountered a plethora of news stories about a publication called ‘Cooks Source.’ 

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Plagiarism in China

Posted by Janett Perry on Oct 27, 2010 1:54:00 PM

Plagiarism Chinese Characters resized 600China’s economy is rapidly growing in a variety of industries.  One growing sector is even profiting off of the rising incidence of plagiarism in China’s university and research institutions. 

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Plagiarism Could Impact Mid-term Elections

Posted by Janett Perry on Sep 27, 2010 2:04:00 PM

voting resized 600Plagiarism has already had a noted effect on politics in 2010. 

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On the Political Plagiarism Front – Non-issue or Critical Issue?

Posted by David Rothschild on Jul 28, 2010 2:27:00 PM

scott mcinnis 136x150 resized 600The newest case of political plagiarism to hit the newsstands involves Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis. 

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