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Re: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue ---> need your input NOW
Subject:Re: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue ---> need your input NOW From:"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- editors-writers -dot- info> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Sun, 4 May 2003 02:50:50 -0400
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From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <gene -at- genek -dot- com>
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Sent: May 04, 2003 02:20 AM
Subject: Re: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue ---> need your input NOW
> I would mark the passage with a notation pointing out that the necessary
> attribution for the reused text are "missing" without expressing any
> as to whether the omission is inadvertant or deliberate. Depending on your
> ambition, you can then proceed to Google other portions of the text and
> mark any other unattributed reuses you find. After all, your role as an
> editor is
> to catch various sorts of "errors..."
> Gene Kim-Eng
I've documented ten instances of several paragraphs lifted exactly or
minimally changed (one word differences) in a 28-page report. I promise you
that I am going to dream of sugar-plum fairies tonight and not the underside
of the universe.
I hope it's just this guy and not the whole company, because I'm just starting
out with it and would love to continue working for them. I suppose to ease my
own mind I should review the other jobs I've done for them to see if I can
determine if this is something isolated to this individual only.
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