Arushi Patel. Five Plagiarism Cases You Might Not Know About. Odyssey Website. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-famous-plagiarism-cases
I chose this piece because it talks about Melania Trump and a speech she gave that was almost the exact same speech that Michelle Obama had given a couple years before. Trump tried saying that Melania had written the speech herself and that she wanted to do it with as little help from the official presidential authors as possible. However, in the end it seemed as though she had just found Michelle’s speech, changed some of the words, and tried to pass it off as her own. People already try to find as many negative things to say about the Trumps as possible and this was just the icing on the cake.
Laura Stampler. A Brief History of Shia LaBeouf Copying the Work of Others. TIME Magazine. February 10, 2014. http://time.com/6094/shia-labeouf-plagiarism-scandal/
This source is a list of 14 times when the actor Shia LaBeouf was caught plagiarizing the work of others. The author Daniel Clowes was one of the victims of LaBeouf’s plagiarism as LaBeouf’s first ever short film HowardCantour.com “took the script and even many of the visuals” from one of Clowes’ stories. LaBeouf later apologized to Daniel Clowes in a public tweet from his personal twitter account.
Plagiarism is not something any artist wants to be known for. The number of times LaBeouf has been caught plagiarizing has caused his career to be in a steady state of decline. In fact, LaBeouf’s career has never been able to make a come back since his plagiarism scandals were brought to light.
By the CNN Wire Staff. A 2011 Investigation by British Medical Journal (BMJ)
Retracted autism study an ‘elaborate fraud,’ British journal finds
This article is excellent to show the damage that can be done with the falsification of evidence. Dr. Wakefield tried to link autism to the MMR vaccine by falsifying his data and misrepresenting or altering the medical histories of the 12 children involved in the study. Investigators show that Dr. Wakefield was receiving money from lawyers who were planning a lawsuit. The investigation showed that five of the children studied had developmental problems before they received the vaccine and three children never actually had autism. Britain stripped Wakefield of his medical license and the BMJ retracted his study.
Faul, Michelle, Seattletimes, Nigeria’s president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama Speech. September 17 ,2016. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nigerias-president-apologizes-for-plagiarizing-obama-speech/
This article talks about how Nigeria president plagiarized one of Obama speeches. It shows proof of lines he copy from Obama speech. Even some lines of his speech were identical to Obamas. This articles shows that you that you can’t get away with plagiarism because in the end it bites you in the butt. The president of Nigeria embarrassed himself and had to apologize to the public. If you are going to steal other people words you need to cite then and use sources so you can use there material for your own work.
This youtube video shows great examples on how to avoid plagiarism. Professor Andrew Young, the creator of this video explains different ways on how can people accidentally fall into plagiarism. One of the examples given is that plagiarism can be a really serious offense and some can end up in jail. Like example artist plagiarism other artists songs. This can end up in a lawsuit from the original artist. Meanwhile in school some of the offenses can be failing the assignment, class or even suspension from the school. At the end it gives a really good presentation on how to avoid this by using the right tools like citations and understanding the expectations of the assignment and understanding things we need to be aware of while doing the assignment.
Andrew Young. Youtube.com. Plagiarism: Lesson One. October 22, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly_AeHl4t5M
McCook, Alison, Stat News, Prominent health policy researcher plagiarized colleagues’ work, Dartmouth investigation finds. August 20,2018
This article talks about Dr. H. Gilbert Welch a well-known health care policy scholar, who has plagiarized material from a paper that was published in a top medical journal. An investigation team was put on the case and they found out this wasn’t the first time he was “engaged in a research misconduct, plagiarism, by knowingly, and intentionally using the ideas or results without giving them the appropriate credit that they deserve. This article teaches you that you need to be careful about using other people’s work and if you do use their work you need to make sure to give them credit for their work by using the correct citations. If you don’t use the correct citation or steal someone’s work, you could lose your career over it.
This is a good source because in this article they have more than one source to back it up. They have many people/ Universities that state Welch has plagiarized their work and they have proof to back it up. The more sources and witnesses you have in the article the more valuable the article can be.
jonschiffrin, Gucci vs. Guess, Schiffrin and Longo, P.C. Law Office, Oct. 21, 2018, https://www.schiffrinlaw.com/gucci-vs-guess/
This case is a good example of copyright infringement, which is the use of a copyrighted work without permission from the owner. In this case Guess used trademarked symbols of a red and green stripe and the GG symbol. Though they tried to use these in a different and creative way they were still copyrighted and owned by Gucci. Due to this Gucci was able to sue Guess for using their symbols.
Wemple, Erik. The Washington Post, CNN fires news editor Marie-Louise Gumuchian for plagiarism. October 20, 2018 https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/05/16/cnn-fires-news-editor-marie-louise-gumuchian-for-plagiarism/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2c5de29b173a
The concept of the word plagiarism comes to life from the well known news network CNN. This article explains how one of the editors had been caught plagiarizing in many different articles during their career. The plagiarism was found during a routine editing check. It is very important to make sure the proper citations are being used while citing another person. If those mistakes end up happening, like in this story, it could cost someone their job.
Hoyt,Clark.New York Times. The Writers Make News. Unfortunately.October 20,2018.https://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/opinion/24pubed.html
This article from the New York Times shows a great example of plagiarism because it displays what happened to people guilty of it from a professional level. It talked about three situations that had recently happened during the time of the article’s publication. In one of the examples especially, One writer copied writing from a different source and had only changed one word. In result, there were consequences for him and people were wanting to charge him with plagiarism.
What is your general topic?
Medical advancements in WW2.
What is your core question?
What medical advances did the axis powers make during WW2?
Explain (in 2-3 sentences) why you chose to research this aspect of the topic
WW2 was one of the most infamous and compact times in history. So many things happened during WW2, so many horrible things came out of this war. I want to research what good came out of the atrocities in WW2.
Write your research question.
What knowledge or medical advances did the axis powers discover through their inhumane ways of research?
List all of the keywords and key phrases in your research question.
Medicine in WW2, Axis medical advancements, inhumane experiments in WW2
List at least 2 alternative keywords/phrases you could use.
Medical experiments in WW2, medical discoveries found through inhumane experiments