Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Self-plagiarism and the "repurposing" of research

Prior to the Poshard plagiarism matter at SIU, there was the Wendler self-plagiarism matter [Walter Wendler copied material he created while at Texas A&M into a proposal while he was employed at SIU ]. SIU gave self-plagiarism a pass.

Now, iParadigms has put out a white paper, "The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism." The paper notes the typical defense: Writers often maintain that because they are the authors, they can use the work again as they wish; they can't really plagiarize themselves because they are not taking any words or ideas from someone else.

As to the paper: http://www.ithenticate.com/self-plagiarism-free-white-paper

A previous IPBiz post


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