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Oxford University Press joins the Coalition for Responsible Sharing

(1 June 2018) Oxford University Press has joined the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, an alliance of publishers and learned societies who are taking action against copyright infringement by ResearchGate. The Coalition for Responsible Sharing aims to prevent the illicit hosting of millions of subscription articles on the commercial ResearchGate site and offer alternative, sustainable solutions […]

June 10, 2018 - 7:40 pm
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Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the legal sharing of academic journal articles

(19  April 2018, New York/Stuttgart) In a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. The agreement ultimately involves publishers who want to help and support content sharing and believe that […]

April 20, 2018 - 9:16 am
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Winning combination for collaboration on plagiarism: SMU Libraries and Student Council of Discipline (SCD)

By Mei Tan* (17 April 2018) Plagiarism in higher education is a reality that will not go away any time soon.   In Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries, we observed that there had been an increase in requests for plagiarism workshops in recent years.   We also realised from the onset that conducting library workshops on plagiarism […]

April 17, 2018 - 2:06 pm
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India’s new four-tier system to counter plagiarism meets with mixed responses

(13 April 2018) The Indian government recently announced the drafting of a policy, which includes a four-tier system, to penalize researchers engaging in academic plagiarism. This announcement has elicited mixed responses among researchers, some applauding the country’s first attempt to hold researchers accountable for research misconduct, some viewing it skeptically, and some others declaring it […]

April 14, 2018 - 3:35 pm
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Plagiarism and robotics

(11 April 2018) Though humans have sought ways to automate common tasks for thousands of years, the science of robotics is still a fairly new field. The term “robot” was coined in 1920 by playwright Karel Capek and the first industrial robots began to make their appearance in the 1950s. However, despite its young age, […]

April 12, 2018 - 11:19 am
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Japan is facing a digital manga piracy crisis

(11 April 2018) Digital manga sales are on the rise in Japan. For the first time ever the digital format has overtaken print, but there is a looming crisis when it comes to piracy. One of the most notorious manga pirate websites in Japan drew a whopping 174 million visitors in the month of March, making […]

April 12, 2018 - 11:11 am
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Wiley and Lumina Datamatics increase the discoverability of millions of images from Wiley Online Library

(3 April 2018, Hoboken, N.J) John Wiley and Sons Inc. and Lumina Datamatics today announced a new partnership that will enable the discovery and legal use of Wiley’s vast collection of images and figures  on Lumina’s Rights Platform. Lumina Datamatics will increase the accessibility of critical figures and images found in Wiley’s publications, while empowering […]

April 6, 2018 - 10:01 am
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Supporting quality information: libraries and publishers dialogue

(15 March 2018)  Libraries and publishers both play an essential role in the production of, and the provision of access to, creativity and knowledge. In their pursuit of this goal, we are affected by the same trends, and share many of the same concerns. The 35th meeting of the international organisations representing publishers and libraries […]

March 16, 2018 - 4:45 pm
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Science’s pirate queen

Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment (8 February 2018) In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to anybody in the world. It […]

February 13, 2018 - 2:33 pm
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Copyright Clearance Center launches RightFind Insight, transforming scientific research

(6 February 2018, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, today announced the release of RightFind® Insight, a groundbreaking scientific research solution. RightFind Insight was developed through CCC’s continuing partnership with Cambridge, UK-based SciBite, a leading provider of semantic solutions for the life sciences […]

February 7, 2018 - 1:58 pm
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Turnitin announces development of solution to address contract cheating in partnership with leading educational institutions

With the help of academic integrity researchers, forensic linguists, and machine learning experts, Turnitin is developing a solution to counter the threat contract cheating poses to institutions’ values. (1 February 2018) One in three college instructors report that their students have submitted papers written by someone else. However, instructors feel they lack the evidence and […]

February 3, 2018 - 5:19 pm
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Cultural differences in plagiarism

(20 December 2017) American universities are melting pots of cultures and ideas, a blending of communities from all over the world according to the Turnitin blog. International students who come to the United States to attend college jump into a set of experiences that can be both similar and widely different to those of their […]

December 21, 2017 - 2:44 pm
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The crumbling façade: my experience working for an essay mill

(12 December 2017) According to a recent UK Government-backed review, academics are topping up their earnings by writing for “essay mill” sites which help students to cheat in their assignments. S. A. Mills was one of those academics and recounts the experience here; offering an insight into the allure of such opportunities for those either […]

December 15, 2017 - 10:42 am
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Coalition Against Piracy wants Singapore to block streaming piracy software

(4 December 2017) The recently-formed Coalition Against Piracy, which counts Disney, Fox, Sony, HBO, NBCUniversal, BBC Worldwide and the Premier League among its members, is demanding greater action against illicit streaming. The powerful group has called on the government in Singapore to not only block ‘pirate’ streaming software but also unlicensed streams from entering the […]

December 5, 2017 - 10:14 am
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Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order

(23 November 2017) Several domains of the controversial academic paper filesharing site Sci-Hub have been made inactive following a court order earlier this month. According to Whois records, sci-hub.io, sci-hub.ac and sci-hub.cc have their domain set to “serverHold”, an ICANN code meaning the “domain is not activated in the DNS”. Records for sci-hub.io and sci-hub.ac […]

November 27, 2017 - 8:44 am
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