Plagiarism : misconduct awareness on novice research within the cyberworld

Plagiarism within the cyber-digital environment is a significant problem amongst first-time authors and researchers. It is imperative that an author's contribution to the knowledge community be authentic at all times. Institutions provide the opportunity for novice researchers to contribute tow...

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Published in: Potchefstroom electronic law journal Vol. 13; no. 3; pp. 494 - 508
Main Author: Lehobye, N.M
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Portuguese
Published: South Africa North-West University 01-01-2010
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: Plagiarism within the cyber-digital environment is a significant problem amongst first-time authors and researchers. It is imperative that an author's contribution to the knowledge community be authentic at all times. Institutions provide the opportunity for novice researchers to contribute towards the furthering of their academic careers through, inter alia, the publications of first-time writings and articles. This achievement may also be regarded as a measure of the researchers' accomplishments and success. This article aims to dissuade novice authors from committing plagiarism within the cyber-digital environment by using the Internet as a research tool. To achieve this objective, the article attempts to provide enlightenment by explaining concepts such as novice authorship, plagiarism, the cyber-digital environment and fair-use doctrine. Although plagiarism may have important legal implications for novice authors, this contribution is written mostly from an information technology perspective.
ISSN: 1727-3781
1727-3781