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  •  Heritage's copyright notice (3+ / 0-)
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    mjbleo, GrumpyOldGeek, suesue

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    •  Then it was copyright infringement AND plagiarism (0+ / 0-)

      Apparently, when Ayn Rand Paul's ears hear the word plagiarism, his tin-foil shielded brain translates this to copyright infringement. His paranoid style activates his oversized amigdula and the primal fight or flight response takes over. Rational thought is deactivated and his very existence is threatened.

      I have no other way to explain his behavior.

      Oh, wait. Maybe he's just stupid.
      Maybe plagiarism has too many syllables.

      Seriously, Ayn, nobody has filed a lawsuit charging you with copyright infringement. You got caught committing serial plagiarism. That isn't a crime.

      It's just more evidence that you're unethical, a cheater, a thief, a liar, and dumber than a box of hammers. That, and you have trouble forming original thoughts.

      Nothing new.

      Heritage gave you a generous gift when they declined to file copyright infringement charges. Your rambling nonsensical defense had nothing to do with this. And just because they gave you a pass, your serial plagiarism activity isn't forgiven.

      You don't get a pass. You won't get a pass. You got caught. That's not going to change.

      Wikipedia describes the legal aspects of plagiarism:

      Plagiarism is not the same as copyright infringement. While both terms may apply to a particular act, they are different concepts. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of a copyright holder, when material restricted by copyright is used without consent. On the other hand, the moral concept of plagiarism is concerned with the unearned increment to the plagiarizing author's reputation that is achieved through false claims of authorship. Plagiarism is not illegal towards the author, but towards the reader, patron or teacher. Even when copyright has expired, false claims of authorship may still constitute plagiarism.

      "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

      by GrumpyOldGeek on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 01:08:34 AM PDT

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