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What is plagiarism?

This presentation will explore: The origins of plagiarism What does plagiarism mean? Famous plagiarists Types of plagiarism

Lesley Taylor

on 30 March 2010

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The origins of plagiarism Plagiarism in the English Language The modern concept of plagiarism Famous plagiarists Types of plagiarism 'Plagiarius' means kidnapper Martial used the word plagiarius to describe someone who had stolen his words It entered the English language as 'plagiary' The theft of words became a more widespread
problem 'Something can be 'stolen' of course, only if it can be owned in the first place - and so naturally the modern concept of plagiarism
grew up alongside the development of copyright law and the status attached to authorship and originality' (Fleming, 2008, p2) The Roman poet Martial (40-102 AD), fiercely protective of his literary creations, was the first to apply the word plagiarius to someone who stole his words with false claims of authorship. and then, in the seventeenth century, it became plagiarism
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