Copying vs. Plagiarism vs. Copyright InfringementSo, there's a good number of you out there who have heard of the debacle involving the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.Copying vs. Plagiarism vs. Copyright Infringement by realitysquared
If you have not somehow bumped into this issue over the weekend it involves The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards which is a judged contest which received well over 150,000 entries this year and which handed out Gold and Silver Medals to 1300+ entrants with a lucky and talented fifteen of the Gold Medalists receiving a $10,000 scholarship.
The Awards themselves aren't what I am addressing but rather the fact that (at least) one entry this year was a direct copy of a work originally created by one of our very own deviantART members.
I'm deliberately not going to name the deviant or the plagiarist because the situation has been resolved with the plagiarist having their award stripped and there is no reason to feed more drama into the issue; if you really want to know I'm certain you can find the information yourself.
What I want to do is to use the ov
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