The intent and effect of plagiarism are to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer
. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format (print or electronic)." 
Interestingly, while the author of the Kanz itself remains anonymous, we do know the name of his plagiarizer
. He was Ibn Mubarak Shah (1403--58), a well-known Cairene scholar.
The matter of intent is frequently elusive, especially when the plagiarizer
is nascent, that is, someone who is comparatively new at writing strategic analyses, which includes most students attending a senior Service college.
Only the chorus (which is garbled and should read, "Go down Point Cumana ...") is Invader's lyric; the rest was written by the most important plagiarizer
of the rest of the lyrics, Morey Amsterdam (who lost his case to Invader, in a New York court).
Recall blogger Ben Shapiro's (2009) claim that if Thomas were a "fraud" and "plagiarizer
," then the only reason for Thomas's inclusion in the White House selections must have been because the Obamas were giving "special credit to black artists based on their race." Similarly, Ann Althouse's lamentation that the White House was engaging in "sentimental stretching to identify African-American artists" repeats the criticism that the only reason Thomas is in the White House is because of a kind of mandated presence for Black artists.
In spite of the software available to check for plagiarism, the chances are that the plagiarizer
student's thesis will be accepted as original.
Confidence is lost on the plagiarizer
. The punishments after being detected and proved can range from loss of job and demotion to loss of candidacy and reputation.
As Olson and Shaw, ibid, observe however, "[w]hether children's negative evaluations of plagiarizers
are being driven by violations of ownership or by a lack of creativity on the part of the plagiarizer
is an open question." .
My own experience suggests otherwise in the majority of papers I read, but I do catch the occasional honors plagiarizer
. Excuses range from simple laziness and overreliance on work completed in high school to the more problematic issues of pressures to maintain a high GPA (for the scholarship, the family, or graduate school) and to preserve the image of the perfect student.
But his career at the newspaper abruptly ended in 2003 when it was discovered that reporter Jayson Blair, another African American, was a serial plagiarizer
Pinchas was said to write poetry in the style of the great Hebrew masters, and he was depicted as a comic personality who saw Virgil as a plagiarizer
of the Talmud.
Educators at Breckenridge High School in Texas put Questia technology to the test all the time, and last year, teachers in the English department managed to catch one would-be student plagiarizer
. Jay Clack, chair of the department, remembers the student's paper explicitly--a report on the loss of familyowned farms.