21st Century Plagiarism

Jon Dorbolo
Oregon State University
May 4th, 2004, 8:00 to 9:30 pm
New Lecture Facility 145

dorbolo_wagPlagiarism, presenting other people’s words and ideas as one’s own, plays a dual role in Western culture. For one, hardly anyone ever wants to admit to plagiarism and in some instances there are serious penalties for it. For the other, cases of plagiarism are frequent and the perpetrators often profit from it. With the rise of information technology our concepts of information, communication, and property are changing. Our ideas about plagiarism are changing as a result. This presentation will focus on the nature of plagiarism; instances of plagiarism in government, academia, science, and journalism; the ethics of plagiarism; and the challenges posed by cultural and technological change.

For more information, see: http://disrupter.org/dorbolo/21st_century_plagiarism.html

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