Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Literature about Plagiarism

Frank Schätzlein has a collection (in German) of on-line literature and resources about plagiarism:

Plagiate an der Schule/Universität
Literaturliste und Links

He includes a long list of paper mills both for German and English papers.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Comic: Citation needed

This is a rather techie in-joke, but actually very funny: it is from xkcd, which calls itself "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language."

In the Wikipedia, more and more, exact citations are being demanded, so that the texts have more of a scientific basis. Sometimes the fight goes too far, with editors insisting on citations for things like water boiling at 100 degrees Celsius, it seems. But overall this is the way we need to go: move from a copy&paste culture to a citation culture.

Thanks to a blog reader from Germany for sending me this link!

Copyright Explained

An excellent blog entry: Copyright Explained - I May Copy it, Right? This is a great run-down of (US) copyright, chock-full of links!

More good links from this page: