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Proviso Probe

Monday, May 01, 2006

ADMIN, Plagiarism teachable moment

It's rude (and illegal) to take something written by someone else without giving credit.

"telling the truth" took full articles from Russ Stewart.

Here's how quoting other people works.

1. You take less than 10% of the original or no more than four paragraphs--preferably two paragraphs.
2. You tell where you got it. Online this means including the URL or a link.

Please ask any questions you have about the law or blogging etiquette.

[UPDATE: "telling the truth" was worse than stealing Russ Stewart's material. Triple "t" stole the article and then modified it. Dishonest and uncool. I thought Proviso Probe participants had more class.]

2 Comments:

  • I recognized that writing as Mr. Stewart's immediately. As a matter of fact, I googled his web site to find the article. I thought maybe he had post it himself anonymously. But then when I came back here I saw all the comments. I wish the last paragraph can be posted again so that I can see what was actually different. As I recall, it seemed to be completely verbatim. Carl, please at least post the non-plagiarized last paragraph because I don't recall what it said.

    By Blogger Provisoguru, at 5:06 PM, May 01, 2006  

  • Provisoguru:

    If you check the District 209 rumors post, you will find this article along with the last paragraph. It's the 2nd to last comment in that section.

    We all know the person who plagerized this article and his intent to defame through unsubstantiated ramblings.

    The culprit is also an attorney and is well aware of the laws that govern this type of irrational and purposeful behavior.

    He should be dealt with swiftly and decisively.

    By Anonymous The usual suspect, at 3:34 PM, May 02, 2006  

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