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Professor Linked to Plagiarism Scandal Scores Appellate Victory in Defamation Action against Ohio University

Though technically not copyright infringement, plagiarism is a close cousin. As stated in Nimmer on Copyright : ... throughout its history, the law of ideas has been linked to the law of copyright. Together, these two areas complement one another and constitute the law of plagiarism. 4-19D Nimmer...

Patents vs. 18th Century Satire: Which Will Do More to Protect Copyrights at the University Level?

In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal , in which he suggested that the impoverished Irish would benefit from selling their children as food to the rich. As Swift wrote: I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed...

Patents vs. 18th Century Satire: Which Will Do More to Protect Copyrights at the University Level?

In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal , in which he suggested that the impoverished Irish would benefit from selling their children as food to the rich. As Swift wrote: I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is...

Nietzsche Ruckus Highlights Importance of Citations in Biographical Works

This morning, I stumbled upon an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled, When One Biographer 'Borrows' From Another, the Dispute Gets Philosophical . The article describes an academic storm that has been slowly growing in the biography genre; in particular, with regards to the...