Towards a Definition of Source-Code Plagiarism

TitleTowards a Definition of Source-Code Plagiarism
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCosma, G, Joy, M
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00189359
Accession Number32522592
Keywordscomputer , GREAT , LITERARY , plagiarism , Reuse , self-plagiarism , SOURCE , source-code , Survey
AbstractA survey was conducted in the United Kingdom to see what academics feel constitutes source-code plagiarism in an undergraduate context. Academics' responses on issues surrounding source-code reuse and acknowledgement are discussed. A general consensus exists among academics that a "zero tolerance" plagiarism policy is appropriate; however, some issues concerning source-code reuse and acknowledgement raised controversial responses.
NotesCosma, Georgina 1; Email Address: Joy, Mike 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, U.K.; Source Info: May2008, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p195; Subject Term: PLAGIARISM; Subject Term: SOURCE code (Computer science); Subject Term: COMPUTER science; Subject Term: LITERARY ethics; Subject Term: GREAT Britain; Author-Supplied Keyword: Reuse; Author-Supplied Keyword: self-plagiarism; Author-Supplied Keyword: source-code plagiarism definition; Author-Supplied Keyword: survey; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 6p; Illustrations: 3 Graphs; Document Type: Article
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