RE: How Many Trees? (WAS: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue)

Subject: RE: How Many Trees? (WAS: URGENT: Immediate ethical issue)
From: "Mark Baker" <mbaker -at- ca -dot- stilo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 16:42:23 -0400

> OK, Mark, I agree in concept on your definitions, but I disgree that the
> three terms - copyright, plagiarism, & citation (of sources) are separate
> issues. For example, by plagiarizing, one is/may be also committing
> copyright violation (definitely a crime); similarly, if by using
> presenting
> the words and/or ideas of others, but NOT properly giving credit for the
> source through any manner of citation (which, BTW, are not just "academic"
> standard), that's also plagiarism (by definition), which can also be the
> crime of copyright enfringement. So these three are inextricably bound
> together - don't you agree?
> of those words.

No. The fact that one act may violate three different standards of behavior
does not mean that those standards of behavior are not distinct from each

If I drive at high speed across an interternational border with an expired
driver's licence and a trunk full of cocaine while shooting the border
guards, I am guilty of several crimes:

* speeding
* driving without a license
* drug trafficking
* smuggling
* murder

One act involved all these crimes, but speeding and murder are still
entirely different issues.

Mark Baker
Senior Technical Writer
Stilo Corporation
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