2008-09-07Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1108/07378830810921049
Copyright in the networked world
plagiarism and its ambiguities
Philosophische Fakultät I
Purpose – Libraries and scholars face more frequent problems with and decisions about plagiarism than in the past. This article aims to look at complex cases where plagiarism may have occurred. Design/methodology/approach – The method is anthropological and looks at specific cases, in which the situations are real but the actors have been fictionalised to protect identities. Findings – Plagiarism tools, while invaluable for discovering potential problems, can also expose cases where judgments depend on complex circumstances.