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Tue Apr 29 16:22:50 UTC 2008
David McGlone wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 April 2008 9:02:27 am Michael wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > Michael wrote:
>> >> /Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This
>> >> material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed./
>> > Does it make it alright to reprint copyrighted material if you post the
>> > copyright notice that proves you stole it?
> You didn't steal it.
> "Plagiarism is the practice of claiming or implying original authorship of
> (or incorporating material from) someone else's written or creative work,
> in whole or in part, into one's own without adequate acknowledgement."
OK, plagiarism may be a bit harsh - however merely citing a copyright notice
is not generally considered "adequate" acknowledgement, so it's still
debatable. However, the text _was_ stolen. You can't just post
copyrighted material anywhere you want.
> Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism
> I could have written my own definition, instead I quoted wikipedia and
> cited my source.
Wikipedia is different, since you _do_ have a legal write to quote it.
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