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Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement
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No creative field is safe from plagiarism and copyright infringement. The article "The Unacceptable Face of Plagiarism? Pop Parody Panic" from EST magazine at www.hyperreal.org/intersection/zines/est/articles/
plagiari.html
describes recent developments in which pop musicians use the work of others without acknowledgement or compensation ("Plagiarism in Pop" from Planet Sound at www1.teletext.co.uk/total/
psound/song.htm is no longer available). Professors as well as students are capable of plagiarism, as you will learn from the article "Precedent Set in Student Plagiarism Victory" at aix2.uottawa.ca/~fulcrum/
58-03/news/Psispv.html
. Are you plagiarizing when you turn in a paper that you downloaded from a research paper database? The article "Your Cheating Heart" www.the-event.com/newsweekly/Pages/090999issue/
coverstory1.html
can help you answer this question. The article "Writer Who Cried Plagiarism Used Passages From Another" at www.ishipress.com/amistad.htm demonstrates that distinguishing among the legal use of source material, plagiarism, and copyright infringement can be difficult. One of the most notorious Internet copyright infringement cases was that of David LaMacchia. You can learn about the case at Material on David LaMacchia Case, www-swiss.ai.mit.edu/6095/articles/dml/lamacchia.html. "Three Internet Copyright Infringement Cases Settled" at www.riaa.com/News_Story.cfm?id=170 describes the recording industry's reaction to some uses of copyright-protected music on the Internet. Browse the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) web site for more recent copyright developments.


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