Romanian Prime Minister Accused of Plagiarizing Dissertation

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In a story that will be eerily familiar to long-time readers of this site, the current Romanian Prime Minister has been accused of plagiarism in his thesis as opposition leaders are already calling for an investigation. also used other techniques to mask the plagiarism.

Plagiarism and Love Letters

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But, while the dispute itself is little more than a minor scrape between celebrities, it actually calls back to a long history of plagiarized love letters. When we look at the reasons that students commit plagiarism , one of the main causes that comes up is fear.

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The Cinemassacre Monster Plagiarism Scandal

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But all this raises some interesting questions: How is that a successful YouTuber, with more than 17 years of history, suddenly face allegations of plagiarism? A video was uploaded, discovered to be plagiarized and was quickly removed by the creator, who issued an apology and explanation.

Luxembourg PM Admits to Dissertation Plagiarism

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Last week, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, was accused of plagiarism in a thesis that he wrote for the University of Nancy. The plagiarism was discovered by reporter.lu In total, of the 56 page paper, only two were free of plagiarism.

The Impact of the Internet on Plagiarism

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When people learn what I do for a living, one of the first questions I am usually asked is, “Has the internet made plagiarism much worse?”. Anecdotally, it feels like plagiarism stories are becoming much more common. On one hand, it’s made plagiarism much easier.

Yet Another German Plagiarism Scandal

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According to reports, the allegations were first brought to public attention by sustainable development expert Karsten Weitzenegger , who claims that a “plagiarism hunter” informed him that several sentences from his work in the field appeared in the book without attribution.

Why Plagiarism Thrives on Facebook

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However, Casey Newton at The Verge noticed something else askew with the top posts: Nearly all of them were plagiarized. Then are those 15 posts actually plagiarism or just people using Facebook how they’re expected to use it?

The Plagiarism of Fast Fashion

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The post The Plagiarism of Fast Fashion appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Earlier this week, independent fashion designer Bailey Prado took to Instagram to call attention to a different fashion label that, according to her, copied her “whole life.”

New Superintendent Plagiarizes in First Two Months

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Over the past 18 months, there has been a major rash of school superintendents being caught committing plagiarism. It started in February 2020 when the now-former Katy Independent School District Lance Hindt was accused of having plagiarized his dissertation.

Did Fortnite Plagiarize Among Us?

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The post Did Fortnite Plagiarize Among Us? appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Yesterday, Epic Games, the company behind the wildly-popular game Fortnite , announced the launch of a new game mode for its crown jewel: Imposters.

University of Kansas Vice Provost Resigns Amid Plagiarism Allegations

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” When pressed on whether his copying was plagiarism, he said, “If you want to go technically, then yes.” The temptation to simply plagiarize rather than risk saying the “wrong” thing is as understandable as it is unethical. Earlier this week, D.A.

The Elizabeth Haigh Cookbook Plagiarism Scandal

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Some claim that it casts doubt on Bloomsbury’s editorial process and is calling for the publisher to say more about its role in the plagiarism. So it’s worth taking the time to both understand the plagiarism that took place and the potential legal ramifications of it.

BTS’ ‘Butter’ Hit with Multiple Plagiarism Allegations

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The reason is that the track has faced not one, but two separate allegations of plagiarism, with many fans and critics alike wondering if the band may have run afoul of copyright law. However, this turned out to be more of a licensing than a traditional plagiarism issue.

When Admitted Plagiarism Doesn’t Cause a Retraction

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The first author of the alleged plagiarized paper, Karim Alinani, quickly wrote back and admitted to the plagiarism. He reached out to the authors of the plagiarized paper and asked them to withdraw the piece themselves.

Analyzing the Squid Game Plagiarism Allegations

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As such, it’s worth taking a minute to examine the allegations, understand why Squid Game is almost certainly not a plagiarism of As the Gods Will and how this relates to similar controversies in film history. Understanding the Squid Game Plagiarism Allegations.

Pennsylvania Superintendent Admits to Commencement Plagiarism

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In a story that is becoming all-too-familiar, another school superintendent’s career may be in jeopardy following plagiarism in a commencement speech. The discussions are focusing not just on the plagiarism, but on his annual performance evaluation.

5 Thanksgiving Copyright and/or Plagiarism Stories

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Two things that won’t be on many people’s minds will be copyright and plagiarism issues. So, with that in mind, here are five stories from this site’s history that show some ways copyright and plagiarism have helped shape the Thanksgiving holiday season (and vice versa).

Plagiarizing University President Avoids Termination

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This led to further investigation of Evans’ speeches, which found at least three other incidents of him plagiarizing speeches he gave as university President. In short, every student who is expelled for plagiarism will have received a harsher penalty than the school’s President.

When Should You Run a Plagiarism Check of Your Work?

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As more and more schools and private companies begin using automated plagiarism detection tools, it’s becoming increasingly common for students, authors and journalists to run plagiarism detection software on their work. So When Should You Run a Plagiarism Check?

Facebook’s Plagiarism Problems Are Deeper Than You Realize

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Back in September , I reported on Facebook’s Widely Viewed Content Report and how Casey Newton, a reporter at The Verge, noticed that nearly all the top posts on Facebook for the quarter were plagiarized. .

Parsing the Plagiarism of the Bad Art Friend

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This prompted Dorland to first report the alleged plagiarism to a wide variety of groups and worked on getting the story pulled while working through lawyers to demand financial compensation. However, today, I want to focus on just one aspect of this story: The plagiarism.

Erotic Romance Author Accused of Plagiarism from Fan Fiction

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” The reason was that, the book in question, Paid to Kneel , was plagiarized from an earlier work by a user named Blue_King that was posted on a Supernatural fan fiction forum. What I do despise is plagiarism. Fan Fiction, Professional Plagiarism.

17 Copyright and/or Plagiarism Stories for Halloween

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However, that is just the latest in a decade-long history of discussing copyright, plagiarism and other authorship issues as they pertain to Halloween and horror. Plagiarism and Halloween. At the time, it was facing accusations that it was as plagiarism of a 2015 short student film.

Disney+ ‘Behind the Attraction’ Accused of Plagiarism

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So, the idea of a Disney+ show about Disney attractions containing plagiarized material is something of a moment of schadenfreude for many. The post Disney+ ‘Behind the Attraction’ Accused of Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

How an Olympic Victory Led to Plagiarism Allegations

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Soon, many others began to join in, with one even suggesting that Malik should be awarded “A gold medal for plagiarism” as part of his efforts. To be clear, this isn’t Malik’s first brush with plagiarism.

West Liberty University President Accused of Repeated Plagiarism

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” Evans had plagiarized a significant portion of his speech from a July 2021 article by Robert Farrington at Forbes magazine. There, he plagiarized several sources including the Smithsonian Website, an op-ed piece by Greg Bell and a New York Times article.

Retroactive Credit and the Future of Music Plagiarism

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However, this led Joe Vitagliano at American Songwriter to ask a simple question: Is Retroactive Credit The New Way To Get Away With Plagiarism? But the question remains: Are musicians using retroactive credit as a means of ducking plagiarism?

Snopes Co-Founder and CEO Admits to Plagiarizing Dozens of Articles

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On Friday, Buzzfeed published an article that highlights the widespread and long-running plagiarism of Snopes CEO and co-founder David Mikkelson. Mikkelson, for his part, has admitted to the plagiarism and has been suspended from his editorial duties at the site.

The Difference Between Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement

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There are many differences between plagiarism and copyright infringement, yet it can be easy to confuse these concepts. While both plagiarism and copyright infringement can be characterized as the improper […].

Make no mistake about it – software functionalities cannot be protected 

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The key to avoiding plagiarism lies in the existence of an independent development. This is why you cannot speak of plagiarism when two creations simply share the same concept. Are they plagiarizing each other? Intellectual Property copyright innovation plagiarism software

Appeals Court Upholds Degree Revocation

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Though seemingly a minor decision, the ruling puts to rest a 10-year dispute dealing with plagiarism, allegations of bias and an academic enforcement system that seems to have been ill-equipped to deal with this kind of case.

3 Count: Grand Theft Mods

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3: Streamlabs Accused of Plagiarism and ‘Unethical’ Business Practices. Finally today, Mollie Taylor at PCGamer reports that the streaming service Streamlabs is under fire for a variety of questionable business practices, including plagiarism of a competitor’s site.

What Mr. Beast’s Squid Game Video Says About Originality

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However, one of his most recent videos has been drawing some criticism over allegations that it is plagiarizing its source material. However, after some backlash from others on Twitter, attempted to clarify his position: To be overabundantly clear: I wasn't accusing MrBeast of plagiarism.

When Joke Theft Becomes Serious

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Now, a year later, Kurd has filed a libel lawsuit against Davies , accusing him of falsely accusing him of plagiarism. That protection takes a multitude of forms including simple badmouthing, to refusing to work with an alleged plagiarism and even threats of physical violence.

3 Count: Frequent Flyer

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The post 3 Count: Frequent Flyer appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: American Airlines Suing The Points Guy Over App That Syncs Frequent Flyer Data.

3 Count: Leaving the Vault

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The post 3 Count: Leaving the Vault appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Music Archive Wolfgang’s Vault Resolves Copyright Fight Over Concert Recordings.

Using Tortured Phrases to Spot Problematic Papers

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However, it’s important to note that tortured phrases like the ones identified by Cabanac do not necessarily mean that the research is plagiarized, fabricated or otherwise invalid. The post Using Tortured Phrases to Spot Problematic Papers appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Calling Duty

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The post 3 Count: Calling Duty appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Activision Sues Yet Another Call Of Duty Warzone Cheat Distributor.

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3 Count: Contemptible Rimini

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The post 3 Count: Contemptible Rimini appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Support Specialist Rimini Street Found in Contempt of Court for Continued Oracle Copyright Infringements.

3 Count: Pirate NFTs

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The post 3 Count: Pirate NFTs appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: British Man Pleads Guilty in New York Over Global Movie Piracy Scheme.

3 Count: Copyright Exhaustion

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The post 3 Count: Copyright Exhaustion appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Government Pauses Plans to Rewrite UK Copyright Laws After Authors Protest.

We Need to Rethink YouTube

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Back when I first launched Plagiarism Today in 2005, the internet was a very different place. The post We Need to Rethink YouTube appeared first on Plagiarism Today. The stories have become incredibly common.

3 Count: Italian Shutdown

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The post 3 Count: Italian Shutdown appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Huge Pirate IPTV Crackdown Hits Network Supplying 500,000 Users.