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The Law...

    The United States Copyright Office, and the position of Register of Copyrights, were created by Congress in 1897.

10 Types of Plagiarism by

What is plagiarism? There isn't just one definition.Learn key ways to avoid plagiarism after reviewing these 10 types.Understand how to paraphrase a text, how to document or cite a source and how to research so the paper contains original content. 


What is Plagiarism?

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Real Life Stories...

  • Plagiarism Costs Degree for Senator John Walsh
    The Army War College rescinded the master’s degree of Senator John E. Walsh on Friday, determining that Mr. Walsh, a Montana Democrat, plagiarized his final paper there in 2007.
  • KeiVarae Russell uses suspension for plagiarism as motivation
    KeiVarae Russell was selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft on April 30, but less than two years ago, it was unclear whether or how he'd even be able to finish his college career. Russell was suspended from Notre Dame in Aug. 2014 following an academic dishonesty probe for plagiarism.
  • Two Students Kicked off Semester at Sea for Plagiarism
    An Ohio University student was kicked out of her Semester at Sea program and dropped off in Greece after being accused of plagiarism, according to the Post, the student-run newspaper at OU. Her expulsion, along with the dismissal of a student from California Baptist University,...
  • Author Goodwin Resigns From Pulitzer Board
    The historian Doris Kearns Goodwin resigned yesterday from the board that chooses the winners of the Pulitzer Prize. The prize had begun an inquiry into accusations that Ms. Goodwin copied the work of others in her 1987 book The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys.

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