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If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.
In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarly work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
Using a big word like 'plagiarism'... always causes some damage. It will always do lasting damage, like accusations of racism.
Plagiarism has been around far longer than the Internet. In fact, I had a poem published in 'Seventeen' magazine when I was 15 years old. About a year later I was informed that there was a girl who used that same poem to win a statewide poetry competition in Alabama. It took months for people to put together that this had happened.
Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism.
George A. Moore
No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism.
If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.
Charles Caleb Colton
I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it.
Originality is undetected plagiarism.
William Ralph Inge
Once you get into the world of dystopia, it's hard to avoid plagiarism, because other people have had such powerful visions.
I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism.
Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.
Mr. Fitzgerald, I believe that is how he spells his name, seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
When I listen to Radio 1 and hear five different tracks in a row using old disco samples, well that's plagiarism, that's taking other people's music.
Plagiarism is always the biggest thing in Hollywood.
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