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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