Plagiarism: Words and Ideas
- Mathieu Bouville
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Plagiarism is a crime against academy. It deceives readers, hurts plagiarized authors, and gets the plagiarist undeserved benefits. However, even though these arguments do show that copying other people’s intellectual contribution is wrong, they do not apply to the copying of words. Copying a few sentences that contain no original idea (e.g. in the introduction) is of marginal importance compared to stealing the ideas of others. The two must be clearly distinguished, and the ‘plagiarism’ label should not be used for deeds which are very different in nature and importance.
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- Plagiarism: Words and Ideas
Science and Engineering Ethics
Volume 14, Issue 3 , pp 311-322
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- Academic dishonesty
- Academic integrity
- Academic misconduct
- Copyright infringement
- Intellectual property
- Research misconduct
- Mathieu Bouville (1) (2)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore, 117602, Singapore
- 2. Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore, 117528, Singapore