Tuesday, June 19, 2012

VroniPlag Wiki - Two new cases

A double-header over at VroniPlag Wiki:
  • Another plagiarized dissertation from the University of Heidelberg, this time about the business of "E-Sports". The University of Heidelberg was just re-awarded the status of an excellent university in Germany. This is now the fourth dissertation found from this university. 
  • And for something really bizarre: there is a new book out on how to write scientifically - for law students. Even the chapter on plagiarism is plagiarized, and much is taken from the Wikipedia. If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would have thought it an elaborate hoax. This is a reputable German publisher — do they not have editors anymore? What were the authors thinking? Or did they have some students prepare the book for them? If you read German, do check out page 121. The source — zu Guttenberg's dissertation — is given. But it is copied wrong. The page of bloopers is long. 
And that marks the 25th plagiarism documented on the pages.

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