The bigger issue at stake here is how we account for facts and record and ultimately remember history. In 100 or 1000 years if not even sooner we should be concerned for the public accounting of historical fact and the authenticity of information.
Imagine if the current records of history had neither a credible author nor a trusted guardian.
From The New York Times:
Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age
College officials suggest that many students simply do not grasp that using words they did not write is a serious academic misdeed.
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