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Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.

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Cut, paste, plagiarize

Cut, paste, plagiarize | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
The plagiarism charges revealed at the very least that he was a lazy writer, most likely reliant on an army of uncredited assistants to construct his columns and then insufficiently careful in processing their work. It revealed the supposedly superior practices of the mainstream media as not noticeably different from the messy, chaotic process of blogging. Both were acts of massive collaboration and repurposing carefully covered up so the seams didn’t show. When Zakaria’s plagiarism was discovered, it was the rare moment when the Web’s standards aligned with the mainstream media’s, and he was out.
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Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

Students taking free online courses offered by the startup company Coursera have reported dozens of incidents of plagiarism, even though the courses bear no academic credit. This week a professor leading one of the so-called Massive Open Online Courses posted a plea to his 39,000 students to stop plagiarizing, and Coursera's leaders say they will review the issue and consider adding plagiarism-detection software in the future.

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Mizzou investigating faculty as one heart beats as two in plagiarized — and now retracted — cardiac paper

Mizzou investigating faculty as one heart beats as two in plagiarized — and now retracted — cardiac paper | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
The American Journal of the Medical Sciences has retracted a 2012 article on premature heartbeats by a group of authors in Missouri who took “significant” liberties with an earlier pape...
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Interview: What Researchers & Journals Can Do to Prevent Self-plagiarism

Plagiarism expert, Jonathan Bailey of PlagiarismToday.com discusses self-plagiarism and how it can be avoided.
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Fareed Zakaria's New Yorker plagiarism: Time columnist apologizes for "terrible mistake."

Fareed Zakaria's New Yorker plagiarism: Time columnist apologizes for "terrible mistake." | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

Zakaria in "The Case for Gun Control":

Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Guns were regulated in the U.S. from the earliest years of the Republic. Laws that banned the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813. Other states soon followed: Indiana in 1820, Tennessee and Virginia in 1838, Alabama in 1839 and Ohio in 1859. Similar laws were passed in Texas, Florida and Oklahoma. As the governor of Texas (Texas!) explained in 1893, the "mission of the concealed deadly weapon is murder. To check it is the duty of every self-respecting, law-abiding man."

And Lepore in "Battleground America":

As Adam Winkler, a constitutional-law scholar at U.C.L.A., demonstrates in a remarkably nuanced new book, “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” firearms have been regulated in the United States from the start. Laws banning the carrying of concealed weapons were passed in Kentucky and Louisiana in 1813, and other states soon followed: Indiana (1820), Tennessee and Virginia (1838), Alabama (1839), and Ohio (1859). Similar laws were passed in Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma. As the governor of Texas explained in 1893, the “mission of the concealed deadly weapon is murder. To check it is the duty of every self-respecting, law-abiding man.
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Freewheelin’: Bob Dylan, Jonah Lehrer and the Truth

Freewheelin’: Bob Dylan, Jonah Lehrer and the Truth | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

For the past decade, a great debate has been boiling about the authenticity of Mr. Dylan’s work. The liner notes read, “All songs written by Bob Dylan,” but listeners were finding in the lyrics bits of Virgil and Ovid and Henry Rollins. They tended to take the appropriations in stride when it was confined to the records. But it made some people a bit more uncomfortable when a pair of sleuths — Scott Warmuth, a record collector and disc jockey, and Edward Cook, a scholar at the Catholic University of America — uncovered similar, seemingly systematic borrowings in “Chronicles.”

Given Mr. Lehrer’s offenses, it is interesting that among the trickery in “Chronicles” are misattributions. In one section, Mr. Dylan takes words written by the poets Carl Sandburg and Archibald MacLeish in “The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg” and conflates them, cobbling them together into something presented as a discussion Mr. Dylan had with MacLeish. At another point, Mr. Dylan appeared to take a phrase from the letters of Thomas Wolfe and put it in the mouth of U2’s Bono.

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Viewpoint: Europe's plague of plagiarism

Viewpoint: Europe's plague of plagiarism | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
A spectre is haunting Europe, and this time it is the spectre of plagiarism and scientific misconduct. Some high-profile politicians have had to resign in the last 18 months - but the revelations are also shaking respected European universities.
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Forgiving The Unforgiveable Sin Of Plagiarism : NPR

Forgiving The Unforgiveable Sin Of Plagiarism : NPR | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Many rushed to judgment, but while Ahmad Shafi sinned, he should not be punished. His is a case study in cultural differences and speedy editorial reaction. Left for debate is whether to remove stories from the Web and history.
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Plagiarizers to be disqualified by colleges, banned from degrees for 3 yrs - Globaltimes.cn

Plagiarizers to be disqualified by colleges, banned from degrees for 3 yrs - Globaltimes.cn | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
University students and doctoral candidates are to be disqualified if they are found to have committed plagiarism or fraud, and could face a further ban from obtaining other degrees for three years, according to a draft regulation.
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Michael Geist - Supreme Court of Canada Stands Up For Fair Dealing in Stunning Sweep of Cases

Michael Geist - Supreme Court of Canada Stands Up For Fair Dealing in Stunning Sweep of Cases | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
The Access Copyright case has enormous implications for education and copyright in Canada. With the court's strong endorsement of fair dealing in the classroom, it completely eviscerates much of Access Copyright's business model and calls into question the value of the model licence signed by many Canadian universities. Writing for the majority, Abella adopts several crucial findings, not the least of which is that fair dealing is a user's right. Piece by piece, Abella tears apart Access Copyright's claims. First, she says the attempt by Access Copyright to separate teacher copies for students and students making their own copies should be rejected. The court states:
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Creative Commons Debuts Study on Noncommercial Use | Plagiarism Today

Creative Commons Debuts Study on Noncommercial Use | Plagiarism Today | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

The Creative Commons organization debuted a new report highlighting the attitudes and conceptions of “commercial use” on the Web.

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CETA is the new ACTA: Leaked intellectual property chapter sparks angst | rabble.ca

CETA is the new ACTA: Leaked intellectual property chapter sparks angst | rabble.ca | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

According to the Toronto Star's Internet law columnist Michael Geist, Canada and the European Union are trying to ratify the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement through the backdoor, by including almost all its Internet and enforcement provisions in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The news, which is based on a newly leaked copy of CETA's intellectual property chapter, has turned a relatively sleepy Twitter hashtag (#CETA) into an overnight sensation, with hundreds of people talking about the Canada-EU deal and what it could mean for Internet users. That has a lot to do with the European parliament voting against ACTA last week.

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An Academic Ghostwriter Comes Clean - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

An Academic Ghostwriter Comes Clean - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

When The Chronicle published a confessional essay two years ago by a writer for a student-paper mill who had spent nearly a decade helping college students cheat on their assignments, it provoked anger, astonishment, and weary resignation.

The writer, under the pseudonym Ed Dante, said he had completed scores of papers for students who were too lazy or simply unprepared for their work at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels.

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America’s worst historians

America’s worst historians | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Thomas Jefferson wasn’t trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes when he directly borrowed John Locke’s ideas and language to declare the principle of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But, by definition, we could call what he did plagiarism.
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Just How Awful is Nano-Plagiarism?

Just How Awful is Nano-Plagiarism? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it

There's a more general point to make too, one that I've been hesitant to make because it will inevitably sound like I'm defending plagiarism. But here goes anyway. Plagiarism, to me, is the wholesale borrowing of another person's words. Today's plagiarism scandals, by contrast, usually revolve around a handful of paragraphs from another source that have been lightly rewritten instead of completely rewritten. That may not be defensible, but frankly, it strikes me as more like a parking infraction than assault and battery. Ditto for "self plagiarism."

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Authors retract nutrition review that plagiarized deceased researcher

Authors retract nutrition review that plagiarized deceased researcher | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
A pair of authors have retracted a paper in Nutrition Reviews after it became clear that parts were plagiarized from work by a nutritionist who had died in an accident just weeks after writing the ...
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Newsroom responses to Zakaria plagiarism reveal lack of consistency, transparency | Poynter.

The Fareed Zakaria plagiarism scandal has an interesting unintended consequence: it highlights how media outlets respond differently to plagiarism and fabrication cases.
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How academic standards disappear

How academic standards disappear | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
The professor thought she had given the student a plagiarism-resistant assignment. Maybe she had, but he came up with something she knew was wrong. What did she do?
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Copy, Shake, and Paste: Breaking the Spell of Silence

The most obvious thing about plagiarism in a university should be the public shaming of offenders. And usually there is quite a consensus amongst professors and lecturers when it comes to complaints about students and the need to be harsh with frauds. Who would hesitate to reject a Bachelor's Thesis in which a page copied from Wikipedia is found? Probably no one.

So why not also reject a PhD Thesis if even more than a page is copied? Probably no one? The story looks different, as I learned during the last two weeks.

I did not expect, that it was exceptionally easy to get support from officials for a case that shows a lack of scientific standards at the faculty and university in general. But that a blame game would start, in which I should be the offender was nevertheless a surprise.

 

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Times Higher Education - Confucian, but not confused

Chinese-heritage students say stress or sloth, not cultural mores, spurs plagiarism. Jack Grove writes

Cheating by Chinese students is more likely to be caused by laziness, stress or pressure to succeed than a cultural misunderstanding of plagiarism, a study has claimed.

 

 

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What the Supreme Court's copyright rulings mean for you - Canada - CBC News

What the Supreme Court's copyright rulings mean for you - Canada - CBC News | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a raft of landmark copyright decisions that will affect how Canadians listen to and buy music online.
It also kept open the doors to the kinds of research materials, primarily photocopies, that will be available freely to students.
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Defining Noncommercial report published - Creative Commons

Defining Noncommercial report published - Creative Commons | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Almost one year ago we launched a study of how people understand "noncommercial use." The study, generously supported by The Andrew W.
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But the question becomes a bit murkier when it involves marginal
but real additions to an original study. The problem has become
particularly acute with the arrival of software programmes
and online services that screen for signs of plagiarism. Spend a
little time on sites like Deja vu – a paper-screening system that
bills itself as a “database of highly similar citations” – and it’s easy
to become convinced that the scientific literature is overrun with
kudzu.

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