Disciplinary and criminal law consequences of committing plagiarism

Dr Paweł Petasz, University of Gdańsk Disciplinary Ombudsman for Students and Doctoral Students, synthesises the disciplinary and criminal law consequences of misappropriating the authorship or misrepresenting the authorship of all or part of another person's work or artistic performance in a video.

Although the anti-plagiarism systems in force are helping to detect plagiarism in diploma theses more and more effectively, this type of disciplinary offence still unfortunately occurs. Plagiarists are often unaware of the serious legal consequences they may face if their act is detected.


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