Copyright and plagiarism

Copyright is a property right which subsists in virtually every kind of work (written, printed, electronic), as well as in the typographical arrangement of published editions, and in sound recordings, films, broadcasts or cable programmes. Copyright protection is automatic, giving control of the right of copying to the authors/creators or to their assignees/transferees.


Plagiarism: the adoption of pieces of text, ideas, designs and theories from others without mentioning the source. Fraud is more broad than plagiarism, for instance, cheating during exams or doing nothing in a work group and yet profit from a collective mark both fall within fraud.

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2011, CALIS Sciences (Computer-Assisted Learning for Information Searching)
Directive on student plagiarism
University of Geneva, 2011
DI@E Project : Digital copyright for e-learning
Integrity in scientific research
University of Geneva, 2006

In Switzerland

Report on plagiarism in applications
Swiss National Science Foundation, 2012
Creative Commons Suisse (in German)
Can student cheating be weeded out?
Cathy BOLTON, 2012
ETH Zurich, 2012


Directive on student plagiarism
PlagiarismdotORG, 2012
Copyright Information for Study and Research
University of Melbourne, 2010
iThenticate Profesional Plagiarism Prevention
Plagiarism Prevention Blog

Laws and official websites

Tools against plagiarism

Codes of ethics