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Open-license systems still require creators be credited

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An acquaintance who works at a B.C. college tells me she has caught students boldly copying and claiming other people’s work as their own.

“If they just credited the sources, there’d be no problem,” she says. “But they don’t, and they don’t even recognize they’ve broken the law or the college’s code of conduct.”

She says the students are shocked she can tell it’s ripped-off material, they’re shocked when she calls them on it, and they’re especially shocked when they learn their plagiarism could get them kicked out of school or delay their graduation….

Read the rest of this editorial at the Victoria Times Colonist….

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