Plagiarism. Same as it ever was, but easier.

Some 37 percent of undergraduates admit to copying portions of their research papers from the Web, up from 10 percent in 1999, according to a 2006 poll of 60,000 U.S. college students by Donald McCabe, a professor of management and global business at Rutgers University, in Newark, N.J. Three percent admitted to downloading and submitting entire papers and 77 percent of students did not consider copying material off the Internet to be a serious issue.

Read Web resurrects old college cheating technique from Reuters on ZDNet. Previously from WNM: Plagiarism “ok” in the “Net generation”

Update: Are teachers and computers responsible for plagiarism? from Ars

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