[LINK] Plagiarism in the digital age

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Aug 4 11:32:35 AEST 2010

Steven Clark wrote:
> On 3/08/2010 1:11 AM, thoughtmaybe.com wrote:
>> The New York Times ponders plagiarism in the digital age
>> <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/education/02cheat.html>, where films like Rip:A Remix Manifesto<http://thoughtmaybe.com/video/rip-a-remix-manifesto>  question traditional notions of copyright and fair use:
>> Professors used to deal with plagiarism by admonishing students to give
>> credit to others and to follow the style guide for citations, and pretty
>> much left it at that.
> sure, but students used to have some idea that they were *supposed* to 
> that - even if they were fuzzy about *how*. they were used to *reading* 
> and to looking through source materials (research) - not merely hitting 
> google up and patching together fragments from websites (search and deploy).

Google is a double edged sword. It can reveal plagiarism and
lack of attribution. Human beings learn most by example.

Examples of use of my work with and without attribution.

My own referencing early in the history of the WWW was
described as interesting, from recollection, by the Marker.

Marghanita da Cruz
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