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Comment Re:So, from the article... (Score 1) 326

If I knew it was workplace policy, I would be fine with it, because I could work elsewhere if I wasn't.

As someone who has had to deal with plagiarism in courses taught, I am very much in favor of detention on first offenses for failure to cite sources or quote works. It's a serious problem later in life, especially for those in fields where scholarly publication is a key part of work. Plagiarism, accidental or intentional, will get you rejected from publication and (depending on circumstances) could get you fired or open your school/company up to lawsuits.

Comment Re:So, from the article... (Score 3, Interesting) 326

If these are the rules, then they do warrant a detention, by definition. You disagree with these detentions. I disagree with your disagreeing. Regardless of our opinion, these are the rules.

I strongly encourage bans on junk food in schools, and harsh punishment of potential plagiarism. If you want good behavior later, you have to encourage it.

You will lose an important tape file.