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Unformatted text preview: equa FIfING SANCTIONS By the time a decision is made that
tion. “What allows people to cut and paste others’ work into a paper has violated the plagiarism guidelines, it usually
their own also allows offenders to be found, almost as eas has already been printed. A key question is whether to
ily,” says Bill Hagen, the IEEE’s intellectual property rights permanently remove it from the electronic record—a
manager in Piscataway, N.J., USA. Authors can now use policy recently adopted by one major for-profit publisher.
powerful search engines to find with relative ease unsanc “The IEEE’s decision was to permanently mark the
tioned use of their work—a nice way to say their work was online paper as being in violation of our plagiarism
plagiarized. “Authors were letting us know about more and guidelines with a digital watermark [that remains with
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