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The Relationship between Plagiarism and Morality

Adriana Tulus ()
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Adriana Tulus: Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania

Scientia Moralitas Conference Proceedings from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: This paper aims to analyze the following issue: plagiarism is considered to be an unethical behavior, and the perpetrators are to be sanctioned, including expulsion from their institution. Sometimes, we should admit, plagiarism is accidental. The ability to produce unique content without being plagiarized is like securing a software or biotechnology patent. A patent is the inventor’s method of protecting his intellectual property and livelihood. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of the copyright holder when the material whose use is restricted by copyright is used without consent. Acts of plagiarism are morally reprehensible because the rules of the codes of ethics for students, academics, writers and scholars are intentionally violated. In this case, it is important to note that most cases in which the act of plagiarism has been determined can be discussed as intentional, as people choose to copy the material as the fastest way to cope with the task. As a result of such activities, the idea of intellectual freedom is also taken into account. Therefore, it is possible to pay attention to the reasons for discussing the facts of stealing other people’s words and ideas as being morally wrong.

Keywords: plagiarism; morality; moral values; deception; ethics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2020-11
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Published in the Scientia Moralitas Conference Proceedings, November 22-23, 2020, pages 56-59

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