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Positive plagiarism and the fuzziness of originality

  • Setiono Sugiharto

Jakarta | Sat, September 17 2011 | 07:00 am

Consider the following two situations which are commonplace in academia. A senior professor who has a wealth of experience in writing a number of books and in publishing his research in scholarly journals is caught red-handed intentionally copying the words of others verbatim without attributing the original sources. Also, a university student (a novice writer) quotes the words of other scholars o...

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