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Ethics & plagiarism: Real World Examples

This guide was originally created by Erich Heintzelman.

Plagiarism & Unethical Examples

The following examples provide context and actual depictions of plagiarism and unethical behavior.

Plaigiarsts Considered Suicide - Two plagiarists detail how getting caught plagiarizing led to thoughts of suicide.

Did Obama Plagiarize State Of The Union Address? - Many passages bear resemblance to other people's speeches.

Romney Campaign Copies Obama Donation Text - Donation site text changed after similiarities detected

UCF Cheating Scandal - Professor catches 1/3 of class cheating on a Strategic Managment Test

New York Times Reporter Plagiarizes - Jayson Blair plagiarized and faked numerous articles

Wal-Mart Heiress Loses Diploma - Heiress paid roomate to do her college assignments.

Band of Brothers Author Accused of Plagiarism - Historian Stephen Ambrose caught plagiarizing.

Hungarian President Quits After Plagiarism Row - President of Hungary's dissertation plagiarism leads to resignation.

Vanilla Ice vs. Queen and Bowie - You be the judge!





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