Plagiarism by jews
If you copy
somebody else's protected work, you could get sued and have to pay the owner the amount he
or she actually lost because of the infringement, or $10,000 for each time you violated
the owner's rights, and pay his or her attorney's fees.
|Chief plagiarist Martin Luther King.|
|Chief scientific plagiarist Albert Einstein.|
|Successful plagiarist Gloria Wrenn.|
What it is, and How to Avoid It
Dr. Colin H. Gordon
(Department of History, UBC)
Professor Peter Simmons
(Presidents Advisory Committee on Student Discipline, UBC)
Dr. Graeme Wynn
(Associate Dean of Arts, UBC)
The Faculty of Arts
The University of British Columbia
2. WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
3. AVOIDING PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. Each year a number of cases of plagiarism are
brought to the attention of the Dean of Arts and the Presidents Office. Depending on
the severity of the offence, students found guilty of plagiarism may lose credit for the
assignment in question, be awarded a mark of zero in the course, or face suspension from
the University. Most cases which pass through the Deans office result in at
least a temporary suspension from the University (permanently noted on the students
transcript) and a mark of zero.
2. WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
Most simply, plagiarism is intellectual theft. Any use of another authors
research, ideas, or language without proper attribution may be considered plagiarism.
Because such definitions include many shades of accidental or intentional plagiarism,
these need to be described more fully.
|This is the most obvious case: a student submits, as his or her own work, an essay that
has been written by someone else. Usually the original source is a published journal
article or book chapter. The use of unpublished work, including the work of another
student, is just as serious. |
|In such cases, plagiarism cannot be "avoided" by paraphrasing the original
or acknowledging its use in footnotes. The work is the property of another author and
should not be used. See Example #1|
|A student may also lift portions of another text and use them in his or her own work.
For example, a student might add her or his own conclusions or introduction to an essay.
Or a student might scatter his or her own comments through a text taken substantially from
another source. |
|These practices are unacceptable. Even with some attribution, the bulk of the work has
been done by another. See
In many cases, a student will lift ideas, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs from a
variety of sources and "stitch" them together into an essay. These situations
often seem difficult to assess. Most essays, after all, are attempts to bring together a
range of sources and arguments. But the line between plagiarism and original work is not
difficult to draw. See Example #2
Lazy plagiarism crops up in many student essays, and is usually the result of sloppy
note-taking or research shortcuts. Examples include:
|inadvertent use of anothers language, usually when the student fails to
distinguish between direct quotes and general observations when taking notes. In such
cases, the presence of a footnote does not excuse the use of anothers language
without quotation marks. |
|use of footnotes or material quoted in other sources as if they were the results of your
|sloppy or inadequate footnoting which leaves out sources or page references.|
Although it may not be the students intention to deceive, it is often difficult
for instructors to distinguish between purposeful and accidental plagiarism. See Example #3
|The use of an essay written for one course to satisfy the requirements of another course
is plagiarism. Students should not use, adapt, or update an essay written for another