Plagiarism or Inspiration ?

TitlePlagiarism or Inspiration ?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFunke, RD, Boxall, SF, Funke, MB, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Corporate AuthorsAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published08/2012
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsAcademic , Academic Ethics , education , Intellectual , Intellectual Property and Patents , plagiarism
AbstractProfessor Matthew Whitaker was accused of plagiarism after he used exact verbiage from printed articles in his speeches promoting one of his new publications, without attributing their source. He also has Wikipedia articles without attribution In as many of six of his books. After an investigation, Arizona State University determined that his acts were not “systematic or substantial plagiarism” but did create some cause for concern. Whitaker claims that his detractors are motivated not by a concern for academic integrity but also by racism, as he is African American.
NotesCase from the 2012 Regional Ethics Bowl Competition © Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
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