Re:story on plagarism on NPR
plagarism is plagarism...
the internet twist seems to me to be another example where the
readiness of copying and instant availability of information
perhaps tempts potential plagarists (?) more so than before.
i saw an international alert last year about a guy from Greece that
had been copying sections from technical reports and assembling
them into papers for CompSci conferences---he had a long vita (got a
lot of travel out of it)
this is a case where the ready availability of technical reports from
CompSci depts on-line made this guy's "work" very easy
all the PhD dissertations in CompSci at Virginia are now put up in
both postscript and PDF, which, as you might know, makes
searching and copying/printing subsections easier.
the comment of one of my professors on this:
"In the future, the quality of your dissertation will be judged
on how many people get degrees with it."
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