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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Who cares about Plagiarism?

I just stumbled over this wonderful post by Kieran Healy on the various types of plagiarizing, familiar to anyone to have ever graded term papers and essays. What I wonder is wether people with no intent to ever go to work in academia see plagiarism as something to be condemned. Plagiarism is a basically a threat to a system most students donĀ“t feel to be a part of. It seems like in academia too the modes of production bring their own superstructure...

Added: Here is another good reference on plagiarism by Mark Steen.