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PER: Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad

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LEHOBYE, NM. Plagiarism: misconduct awareness on novice research within the cyberworld. PER [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.3, pp.494-508. ISSN 1727-3781.

More often than not, there exists some form of infringement relating to the use of other authors' work. This is particularly so in instances in which novice authors make use of the information available within the cyber-digital environment. The article explains the meaning of plagiarism and describes the many manifestations thereof, with the primary aim of providing guidance to novice authors.

Keywords : Copyright; novice authorship; plagiarism; cyber-digital environment; fair-use doctrine; legal protectionism; legal certainty; plagiarism.

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