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What should you do in the event you are accused of plagiarism? [duplicate]

Context: I was answering this question on SO, and have run into a rather sticky situation. The question was a pretty trivial one, but the asker introduced some edge case conditions after I had ...
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Do I have to worry about copyright issues? [duplicate]

Suppose I find a solution in Google Books, paste it as an answer on Stack Overflow, then provide its link for further studies on that topic. Is it legal to do that?
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Plagiarism should be addressed specifically in the FAQ

Recent cases of wholesale plagiarism like the four instances collected in this question (one, two, three, four) make me think, maybe there should be a clear policy on plagiarism in place in the FAQ? ...
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What to do when plagiarism is discovered

How should I act if I discover a user plagiarizing fellow users' posts? What if I find someone plagiarizing external resources without attribution? See also: Users are calling me a plagiarist. What ...
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Feedback request: Proposed new flagging and moderation workflow for plagiarism

A while ago, one of the mods from SO requested help in dealing with plagiarism on SO. While we didn’t have an answer at the time, we have been working with the moderators to better understand this ...
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Plagiarism is a good way to earn reputation. Combatting this after the fact?

There is a certain pattern of Stack Exchange users who habitually post plagiarized content. Some cases are easy to deal with. If the user is still pretty new, a message explaining that plagiarism is ...
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Do I need to quote zero-width spaces that I copied from Wikipedia?

Note: After posting this question here, I figured out how to view the moderator's comment to my answer, but I still haven't managed to view any of the other comments to the answer of mine I'm talking ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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Do we have a policy about self-plagiarism?

The FAQ entry on plagiarism currently says In the context of Stack Exchange sites, any copying and pasting of any amount of text or code that wasn't written by you is plagiarism if you try, ...
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Discourage pasted problem statements from coding sites?

If you browse the algorithms tag on SO often, you'll see a lot of questions about code challenges found online. I don't see this as a problem, provided people are trying to get help rather than a "...
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Dealing with plagiarism [duplicate]

It's happened to me twice already in the last couple of days (once here and once on one of the other sites) and I've also seen it on questions where I have not been involved, that there are guys that ...
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Is it wise to recommend mass deletion?

The suggested FAQ Users are calling me a plagiarist. What do I do? deals with the case that you as a user have been plagiarizing contributions (possibly innocently) and found out. One of the ...
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