Plagiarism Test Online [The knowledge of Plagiarism]

20 Jan

Plagiarism Test: How to Recognize Plagiarism, School of Education,
Indiana University at Bloomington

Nice article about Plagiarism in USA

1.  Plagiarism in Colleges in USA
by Ronald B. Standler (c) 2000


Table of Contents
1. Plagiarism
2. Sources of Plagiarized Works
3. Law of Plagiarism
copyright law
trademark law
statutes about sale of term papers
4. Cases in the USA involving plagiarism in colleges
5. Cases against commercial sources
6. My Suggestions for Policy
7. Colleges have the right to rescind degrees
No Plagiarism for Ideas
Threat of Litigation Against Reporters of Plagiarism
Links to other Webpages

2.  Famous examples of Plagiarism

Plagiarism refers to the use of another’s information, language, or
writing, when done without proper acknowledgment of the original
source. Essential to an act of plagiarism is an element of dishonesty
in attempting to pass off the plagiarised work as original. Plagiarism
is not necessarily the same as copyright infringement, which occurs
when one violates copyright law. Like most terms from the area of
intellectual property, plagiarism is a concept of the modern age and
not really applicable to medieval or ancient works. An example of
plagiarism would be copying this definition and pasting straight into
a report.

3. Punishment for Plagiarism;jsessionid=y2XmN3WSvhVzTz2nR4ww9VYghJ3qMJ1vvxXYsQZ4nfbndC1WGDTr!-1706892250!NONE

A lecturer at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), in Indonesia, was
stripped of his doctorate this year after it was found he plagiarized
a paper he claimed to have written. The article was published in an
IEEE conference proceeding and posted in the IEEE Xplore digital
library. Having a paper published was a prerequisite for obtaining his
degree. After an allegation was made, IEEE investigated and determined
he had copied the work of an Austrian scholar.

He has since resigned from ITB. IEEE has also published a note on the
article in IEEE Xplore, saying the article is in violation of IEEE’s
publication principles because it contains a nearly complete
duplication of the other researcher’s paper, published in 2000 in the
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Database and Expert
System Applications. He has also been prohibited from publishing in
all IEEE publications for three years, beginning in April 2009.

4.  Saving Indonesia from traps of plagiarism
Posted on April 27th, 2010 Plagiarism Checker No comments

By Rahmad Nasution: Plagiarism remains a serious problem in
Indonesia’s academic life. Over the past three months, a number of
plagiarism scandals involving academics from prestigious private and
state universities in two “student cities”, Bandung and Yogyakarta,
were revealed to the public.

In February alone, the Indonesian public and academicians were shocked
by the revelation of at least three separate cases, including the Anak
Agung Banyu Perwita case.

A full-time professor of international relations at Bandung-based
Parahyangan University, Perwita was found guilty of plagiarism by the
university’s senate after an article bearing his name that appeared in
the Jakarta Post in November 2009 proved in reality to be a piece
written by an Australian social scientist in 2007.

The Australian scientist was Dr Carl Ungerer, director of the National
Security Project at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
who was also a former lecturer of international relations at the
University of Queensland in Brisbane.

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