Sunday, September 13, 2009

David Lininger "The Copy Police" Sept. 11, 2009 LM_NET

The title of this post caught my eye immediately. There was another post recently about teaching students about plagiarism and copyright. This is such a difficult task for teachers and librarians both. I get so frustrated trying to convince my students that it really is not okay to steal other people's ideas. They seem to be more willing to not copy from books but there truly is an attitude that anything on the Web is "free." "Who will know?" "I'm not making any money off of my paper or anything." I like articles like this one to use as "back up." It is not just my crazy teacher/librarian telling me I can't really IS a big deal.

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