Case Study 2- Plagarism - Business and Professional Ethics...

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Business and Professional Ethics Case Study 2: Plagiarism Plagiarism is defined as: an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author. In today’s society it has become a major struggle in the liberal arts industries, as well as, in educational institutions to deal with such issues. Many organizations and institutions run submitted works through plagiarism sites such as: turnitin.com to get a grasp on the legitimacy of a piece of work, and as to whether or not the work has been stolen from another without proper accreditation. It is seen in almost every form of liberal arts creation these days. One of the most recent mainstream controversies was the hit “Blurred Lines” written and collaborated by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. They were found guilty of copyright infringement on Marvin Gaye for copying elements of his track, “Got to Give It Up” without permission or credit to his estate. Another popular story that has been debated over the past 25 years is whether or not Vanilla Ice infringed on the rights of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” with the release of “Ice Ice Baby.” While, settled out of court Vanilla Ice did go on record to say they sampled the bassline from them, but while the pattern was the same, the emphasis on a particular note differed making it their own artistic material.
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  • Spring '14
  • KennemerC
  • Business, Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice, To the Extreme, Hard to Swallow, Play That Funky Music

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