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Re: Re: Plagiarism??

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 13, 2003 at 20:42 UTC ( #235102=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Plagiarism??
in thread Plagiarism??

Why would it matter what tilly thinks on the subject? This is a student not attributing an extremely short script, it would be more of an annoyance to tilly than anything I'm sure. The consequences should be in the hand of the teacher, not the author (unless he wants to sue him or her for restitution for the incredible harm he's suffered ;-) )

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Re: Re: Re: Plagiarism??
by Elgon (Curate) on Feb 13, 2003 at 20:52 UTC

    It matters because it is Tilly's work (despite what his employers may or may not think about it) which has been plagiarised and hence he has a right to know. Perlmonks was the method of dissemination and therefore we have a duty to inform him, or at the least the administrators of this site (id est the Gods) should consider doing so if they think that it won't irritate the hell out of him - considering the vast amount of really damn'd useful stuff he contributed during his time here, I think that it would be the conscientious thing to do. The size of the script is fairly irrelevant IMHO because it is not central to the misdemeanor, namely that the kid passed off work as his own when it was not.

    If you wish to discuss this further, email me at this address and save PM bandwidth.

    "What this book tells me is that goose-stepping morons, such as yourself, should read books instead of burning them."
           - Dr. Jones Snr, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

      So tilly gets an email, tilly either doesn't care and does nothing, or he does care but the options are absolutely ridiculous to persue. It's just a waste of time. This isn't someone including the entire linux kernel in a closed source distribution. This poses no threat to free software. It's not even as serious if I were to copy the text of your post and post it somewhere else. It would be much better for the teacher to spend his or her time thinking of a suitable and constructive consequence for the plagiarism.

      If you wish to discuss this further, email me at this address and save PM bandwidth.

      To keep this extremely short. It's a trivial amount of bandwidth, if Perlmonks wished to save bandwidth they could save way more in other areas (ie don't display the cb on the main page (think of all the refreshes)), and most importantly information and discussions should remain public in such areas so all can benefit from, and not duplicate unecessarily, the information. If Perlmonks is not able to do this, another forum would move up and take its place. Worrying about a couple extra posts for bandwidth's sake is very counter-productive.

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