Posted by: bluesyemre | August 14, 2012

The Rise of the Virtual-Plagiarist by Ben Rothke

  • In October 2011, I wrote There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute – and Charlatan’s to Make Sure They Pay for It here on Infosec Island. It detailed how free Wikipedia content is often repackaged and sold. Since then, not only has not much changed; it has gotten worse. When it comes to plagiarism, Jericho is the gold standard in exposing Security Industry Plagiarism. His deep analysis has caught blatant plagiarizers from Gregory Evans of LIGATT Security, to Ankit Fadia and others. He quotes that plagiarism is defined as “the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.” According to the U.S. Copyright Office, “there is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.”

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