3.773 plagiarism, cont. (29)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 21 Nov 89 17:57:42 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 773. Tuesday, 21 Nov 1989.

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 89 01:02:00 EST
Subject: Re: 3.766 Daedalus; tutorials; Chinese; plagarism (133)

In reply to DB, re plagiarism: if you re-produce the words of the poem
I have published in my book, by copying or scanning and use the same
words in the same order, or pretty much so, without license or
attribution, you are, I think plagiarizing. It has nothing to do with
humanism. I should hope not. Public domain, I think means out of
license or copyright fee-ability. But if you scan my edition of the
Enneads, and send it around and print it up and use it or sell it, are
you not breaking copyright? One of my colleagues here seems to have
used the words, many of them, sentences, phrases and paragraphs, of
another woman specialist feminist in her own review of some other
writer/scholar. You can bet the letter with documentation came here
pronto and to the Dean. that is plagiarism, not humanism. The creator
of the text complained bitterly, perhaps will sue. The excuse, as so
often, the computer conflated my notes, and I was in a rush to get the
review out. Yes, well; if you believe that, you can believe that the
chips are not flying. Kessler here