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ERIC Number: EJ765670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Understanding Plagiarism and How It Differs from Copyright Infringement
Dames, K. Matthew
Computers in Libraries, v27 n6 p25-27 Jun 2007
Plagiarism has become the new piracy. Just as piracy was a few years ago, plagiarism has become the hot, new crime du jour--an act that suggests immorality and often scandal at once. What's more, plagiarism allegations feed into the society's "Candid Camera" mentality--the seemingly insatiable need to uncover wrongdoing. One of the biggest misconceptions about plagiarism is that it is synonymous with copyright infringement. In this article, the author compares and contrasts these two concepts. He also discusses the role of information professionals in helping knowledge workers with academic and technical writing and citation. The best librarians will be familiar with standard citation conventions, have available citation style guides, and some might provide access to Web-based citation management software.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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