12 May, 2009

On originality

"Plagiarism is a related but logically distinct kind of fraud. It involves the passing off as one’s own of the words or ideas of another. The most obvious cases of plagiarism have an author publishing in his own name a text that was written by someone else. If the original has already been published, the plagiarist is at risk of being discovered, although plagiarism may be impossible to prove if the original work, or all copies of it, is hidden or destroyed. Since publication of plagiarized work invites wide scrutiny, plagiarism is, unlike forgery, a difficult fraud to accomplish as a public act without detection. In fact, the most common acts of plagiarism occur not in public, but in the private sphere of work that students submit to their teachers."

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Authenticity in Art
Denis Dutton


"Here I would like to open the limited dialogue between art history and aesthetics on this subject by exploring the ways that forgeries, copies, and originals function within historical and critical discourse."

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From Original to Copy and Back Again
James Elkins

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