Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Another contribution to the growing debate on what constitutes plagiarism, and how to interpret it, in a new age of Web-enabled learning and Web-based publishing and collaboration, has appeared in the form of a new book titled, Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age, and edited by Caroline Eisner and Martha Vicinus. […]

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Government retreats on copyright reform

A Canadian news story on a momentary stalling of the entrenchment of the copyright culture in Canada. The weight of this culture of permission, of closed access, is felt especially heavily in Canadian universities, where royalties are collected, presumably on the behalf of authors, while restricting the extent of access to any given author’s work. […]

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Cyberspace News, 1

From CBC News: Virtual furniture theft leads to real bust Thursday, November 15, 2007 Online currencies in 3D social networking sites are becoming more present, resulting in what is virtually a second economy, and with in-world thefts resulting in arrests as in this case: “Dutch police have arrested a 17-year-old for stealing virtual furniture from […]

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Open Access: Statements from 2004

The following are two very similar statements that I am posting here for archival purposes, especially since I seem to continually misplace them in my own files and they are starting to vanish from the Internet. ********** Posted by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) SSHRC Transformation – Commentary and discussion pages Maximilian Forte, […]

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