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Who said To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism to steal from many is research?


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2009-04-14 01:18:23
2009-04-14 01:18:23

The quote "If you copy from one author, it's plagiarism. If you copy from two, it's research." has been attributed to playwright, raconteur and entrepreneur Wilson Mizner. The exact wording to which you allude has been widely attributed to comedian Steven Wright. Did he plagiarize Mizner? Probably not; too long a phrase. Remenber, Steve; " Bought a dog. Named him 'Stay' "


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Plagiarism is stealing. My reaction is that you are a thief and should be punished if you steal something.

If you steal someone's story for aboriginal art that is plagiarism which is an offense.

Yes. To plagiarize is to "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own". Whether you stole from Wikipedia, a book at the library, a newspaper, or Answers.com, it is still plagiarism if you copy someone else's work without giving them credit.

If it is copyrighted, yes. Yes, I believe it's called plagiarism.

YESAnswer:It's for sure that it's BAD. I can say you why, because it's morally wrong to steal another's possessions; an author's original words and ideas are possessions for which the author is entitled to receive value and/or credit when they are used by another.

because you "steal" people's thoughts/ideas

This term is "plagiarism". Another word that could describe this is "copyright infringement". In that case, it is when you steal a work that is copyrighted (protected by the author/maker).

All company's "steal" ideas from all other company's, thats just the way corporations work. Does Apple steal more, I don't think so.

People steal ideas because they are lazy, uncreative, and lack the aptitude to dream and act on their own dreams. It is much easier to copy that to rationally think of something on their own.

It depends on whether the idea has been patented.

Because you would report them if they did that. Publishers make money by paying you for your ideas and then selling lots and lots of books. They don't need to steal your ideas.

Embezzle is a synonym of to steal. Embezzle means to misappropriate or steal money from the organization the person works for.

only if they dont steal from or kill me ... or kill and/or steal from the person who has your money... =( Don't ever touch a computer again.

cause they were bad and stuff and people could steal their building ideas ! ya! bad bad bad ! cause they were bad and stuff and people could steal their building ideas ! ya! bad bad bad !

When you steal other people ideas of what to do if you know him and want revenge or other things.

No because there was no president when Champlain was alive.

As of August 2014, it is not possible for a person to steal crops on Farmville. They have to be grown on one's property.

montesque ideas in the contitution were 1) live in cages 2) steal money 3) kill himself 4)to have a bullockcart

The bible says not to steal in the 10 commandments and plagiarizing is stealing so there you have it. But I don't know certain verses about plagiarizing. C U LAY TER:)

Yes. Except Thais don't borrow; they steal!

Make someone steal something and then have him learn a lesson like steling is bad.

WikiAnswers is not a cheat site for writing your paragraphs for you - you're going to have to do the work yourself. Plagiarism is lying and stealing, and WikiAnswers doesn't help people lie and steal.

An honest person states facts as they truly believe them to be. They do not lie, steal, or cheat.

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