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Lance Armstrong in the scientific literature: Questions abound

Lance Armstrong in the scientific literature: Questions abound | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
We’ve had plenty of big stories here at Retraction Watch this week, but even we must admit that the world’s biggest retractions — by press attention, anyway — have been in s...
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Kushner Replies About Sources

Kushner Replies About Sources | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

"I would never take someone's work, make a play or movie about it, and just hope that nobody noticed," Kushner told me. Let me emphasize that I never accused Kushner of doing that. I don't believe that Kushner's use of Final Freedom in crafting his very fineLincoln screenplay violated any ethical (or legal) principle. Nobody owns history, and nobody should. But I did think it was bad manners for Kushner not to recognize Vorenberg's unique and vital contribution to what we know about how the 13th amendment got passed. Now he has.

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What Is the Script for Lincoln Adapted From?

What Is the Script for Lincoln Adapted From? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
This morning, Tony Kushner received a well deserved nomination for best adapted screenplay for Lincoln.
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This morning, Tony Kushner received a well deserved nomination for best adapted screenplay for Lincoln. The only official source for the movie is Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln; Goodwin receives partial credit for the screenplay. But many readers have pointed out that the film and her book overlap relatively slightly. So where does the rest of the story come from?
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Intellectual Property Is a University’s Best Friend

Intellectual Property Is a University’s Best Friend | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Universities should seek to retain control of their copyrights and develop mechanisms to monetize them to ensure the financial health of the institutions. This is a proposal that sides neither wit...
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Maria Robinson's comment, February 13, 2013 5:39 PM
This article is important for teachers, students, and professors at universities because it discusses Open Access (OA) and the movement towards OA. OA is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. OA is increasingly being provided to theses, scholarly monographs and book chapters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access). What does this mean? This means that teachers and students will have the ability to research any type of publication they want to do research on and this could be a great opportunity for teachers and students around the world. This article also deals with Intellectual Property (IP), which is creations of the mind, it includes inventions, books, etc. The beginning of this article also deals with a court case over IP and it was Carnegie Mellon Univ. v. Marvell Technology. The university was awarded $1.17 billion by a federal jury in Pittsburgh because the jury found that Marvell Technology Group had sold billions of semiconductors using technology developed by the university without a license.
Vikki Howard's comment, March 17, 2013 4:39 PM
Again, you followed the directions in discussing the implications of your article, citing a relevant case, and providing your own insights. --Open Access is relevant to the publishing world--and would have a huge financial impact, it does not however, change copyright laws.
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Plagiarism, fabrication and hoaxes marked this year in ‘Regret the Error’ | Poynter.

Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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We’ve published the year’s most notable errors and corrections and a month-by-month accounting of plagiarism and fabrication. Now it’s time to highlight the three accuracy-related trends from this year.

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Can We Trust School Honor Codes to Prevent Cheating?

Can We Trust School Honor Codes to Prevent Cheating? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Honor codes are intended to teach responsibility, self-respect, and ultimately, integrity. Is placing the regulation of cheating in students' hands an effective practice?
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Is Southern Utah University tolerating plagiarism by ESL students?

Southern Utah University has placed an instructor in its English as a Second Language program on probation and is investigating allegations that the program tolerates widespread plagiarism by students.
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Copy, Shake, and Paste: Stumping Plagiarism Software

Copy, Shake, and Paste: Stumping Plagiarism Software | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

A correspondent shared an email correspondence with me he had with Ephorus, the Dutch plagiarism detection software company. It seems that his school pays good money for the Ephorus system for general use.

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Books: For fans of fan fiction - ABC New South Wales - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Books: For fans of fan fiction - ABC New South Wales - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Fan Fiction is a very controversial issue in the book industry at the moment. It is where fans of a book or series write their own stories set in that universe. This is something that has been going on forever. I’m sure many people out there wrote their own Famous Five stories or Superman adventures or version of their favourite book. I can remember trying to write my own version of Roald Dahl stories when I was a kid. The difference of course now is the internet, and fan fiction stories are being published for everyone to read and some authors are making money from their fan fiction.
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Plagiarism: Stopping word thieves

Plagiarism: Stopping word thieves | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Quentin Rowan penned them to open his very first novel, "Assassin of Secrets," a spy thriller published under a pseudonym last year.

Problem was, those first few words were about the only ones he didn't steal.

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Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints | Inside Higher Ed

Berkeley launches plagiarism investigation in light of public nature of complaints | Inside Higher Ed | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

“Every year thousands of academic books are published, and no one can be aware of everything that has been previously published relevant to one’s interests,” Pinker wrote in an e-mailed response to Inside Higher Ed. “Also, many ideas, when stated at a high level of generality, will inevitably occur to several people independently, and usually in different forms. The devil is in the details, and in this case it is clear that Deacon has worked out a theory that in no way is derivative of others’ approaches.”

 

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Why Are We Obsessed With Cheaters?

Why Are We Obsessed With Cheaters? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
These past warm months have been especially riddled with revelations of academic dishonesty.
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Oscar-nominated Pi's Lullaby in plagiarism controversy - The Times of India

Oscar-nominated Pi's Lullaby in plagiarism controversy - The Times of India | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
The Oscar-nominated song by Bombay Jayashri is now caught in a controversy. Read on
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Can you really plagiarize something from the 18th century. Is that the same as copying a contemporary song?

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Tony Kushner's Real Source For "Lincoln"?

Tony Kushner's "Best Adapted Screenplay" was likely adapted not from "Team of Rivals" but from an obscure academic book.
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When a Mentor Becomes a Thief - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education

When a Mentor Becomes a Thief - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
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Ann Green (not her real name) spent seven years on her doctoral project at an East Coast university. In her mind, she had made a major breakthrough, the kind of discovery that could establish a career.

When the results were finally published, she was missing from the list of authors. Her adviser -- who, according to Ms. Green, had very little input in the research -- had mysteriously risen to first author. Ms. Green's only appearance came in the acknowledgement section, where she was thanked for her "generous advice." Few people have ever worked so hard for a compliment.

Over a decade later, she is still burning. "It was totally outrageous," she says. "It wrecked my career. I went out into the world with no manuscripts behind me." In the meantime, she says, her adviser has been cited over and over for her research. According to Ms. Green, he has also used her data to secure $5-million in grants.

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Plagiarism in Romance | The Passive Voice

Plagiarism in Romance | The Passive Voice | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
From Sugar and Spice Press: An Open Letter From Sugar and Spice Press Today we received a letter accusing one of our authors of plagiarism. We take matters like these very seriously and have begun an emergency investigation of this matter.
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Why the great (Lance Armstrong and Harvard students) cheat (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Why the great (Lance Armstrong and Harvard students) cheat (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
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The news that 125 Harvard students were under investigation for cheating on an exam came just days after we were informed that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency was stripping Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles. In both of these cases, we have alleged wrongdoing by those at the top of their fields, and there is no reason to think that it was cheating that got them there.  The Harvard students were admitted to our top university because of their hard work and scholarly achievement. Armstrong would have been a racing legend regardless. It is easy to understand why those who are not in the upper echelon might seek illicit advantage in order to get their shot at greatness, but why would the already great cheat?

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/09/14/why-great-lance-armstrong-and-harvard-students-cheat-essay#ixzz2GYOCLaLJ ;
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2012: 10 Worst Plagiarism and Attribution Cases

2012: 10 Worst Plagiarism and Attribution Cases | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
10) Fox News Lifts Atlantic Wire Dolphin Story

Fox News rewrote without credit an Atlantic Wire article on dolphins earlier this year. After the Atlantic Wire'
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Plagiarism in Grant Proposals - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Plagiarism in Grant Proposals - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Some federal agencies are using software to detect unattributed copying in scholars' research proposals.
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MOOCs, Distance Education, and Copyright: Two Wrong Questions to Ask — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

The rapid rise of MOOCs has rejuvenated conversations about copyright and the development of distance education programs. Copyright long has been a challenge for distance learning, and the vast scale of MOOCs escalates the importance of addressing the law in a most thoughtful and creative manner. Hundreds of thousands of students are now enrolling in courses with prominent professors from leading universities, delivered through organizations such as Coursera, edX, Udacity, and others. All of these players have copyright questions, yet too often they ask the wrong questions. Starting the conversation with the right question can determine whether we reach productive and useful outcomes, or become mired in limited and contentious options. This is a good time to push aside wrong questions and get a fresh start on the important copyright issues.

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'Cheating' in essays up for sale

'Cheating' in essays up for sale | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
A BBC investigation finds an industry where students can pay to have their coursework written for them is becoming a growing problem.
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Jonah Lehrer and the Debate Over Self-Plagiarism

Jonah Lehrer and the Debate Over Self-Plagiarism | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
In a world where ethical systems, religions, and legal codes identify both gradations and scales between various crimes, is it fair to use the word plagiarism in association with what Jonah Lehrer did?

 

While it’s clear from his editor at The New Yorker that Lehrer has committed a “serious mistake”, according to an article on The Daily Beast, critics have been divided on what exactly he is actually guilty of. Following the thread of the discussion from news articles, blog posts, and comment’s sections, Lehrer has been accused by some of the worst kinds of intellectual dishonesty, while more sympathetic readers echo Lehrer’s own mea culpa and say that he was simply lazy.

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Jayson Blair on the first time he plagiarized: ‘I can’t believe no one caught that’ | Poynter.

In the course of a wide-ranging report on plagiarism, Lee Cowan talked with disgraced New York Times reporter Jayson Blair about how he got his start as journalism’s most famous plagiarist.

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German Education Minister Accused of Plagiarism | Inside Higher Ed

German Education Minister Accused of Plagiarism | Inside Higher Ed | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

Germany's education minister, Annette Schavan, is under scrutiny following an investigation by the University of Düsseldorf that suggested she plagiarized her Ph.D. dissertation, Spiegel Online reported. "Not only because of a pattern recurring throughout the work, but also because of specific features found in a significant plurality of sections (in the work), it can be stated that there was a clear intention to deceive," said a report on the investigation.

 

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