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Of late, I came across some publications in which the authors used pirated photographs (obtained from secondary sources) very cleverly without any acknowledgement, as if these were shot by the authors themselves! I would like to know whether such photo-piracy amounts to plagiarism.
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Photographs are also data, particularly when taken by a person associated with plant identification or any other taxonomic work. A person in field work invest a lot of hard work to obtain good photographs very similar to a plant collector toiling hard to obtain good representative specimen (more so when it is interesting species). I, as a teacher and guide, always ask students not to use others images in their work. Even in their seminar presentations I ask them to mention source and acknowledge it.
Copying data is plagiarism, so copying photographs must be considered plagiarism.
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Sci-hub Research piracy have been a super blessing to most under and postgraduate students within the Africa continent.
But, to the researchers within the continent, is it a blessing or a menace ??
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Both: blessing and menace
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I am reviewing a paper for ANSYS application in Shape Memory Alloys snice the access denied for Our country to the web site is there a chance or a possibility there is a Margene of error in the results of Piracy's copy of Ansys
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I think the results are the same
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Hi,
I'm writing a 9000 word paper on the topic of 'how technology has impacted the music industry'. I've realized 6000 words in that my topic is quite broad for only 9000 words. I am now on the methodology section and I cant establish what my research objective is going to be derived from what I've did so far.
So far I have wrote in the lit review about
Traditional model
How technology changed the traditional model
Piracy / how its impacted the industry
Ethics behind piracy
Streaming / how it impacted industry
How streaming has helped combat piracy
So im trying to establish what my research goal should be spawning from what i've covered, does anyone have any ideas?
Much thanks,
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The title is way too generic. You would need several volumes to give justice to the the presnt title -- starting from Edison's invention. Confine, please -- to a particular period or particular technology or a particular impact on music or society or marketing. All the best.
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"Tributaries to the beheaded river positioned near the capture point, however, will experience a period of relative base-level rise that triggers a reduction in relief that sweeps upstream in each tributary, eventually leading to formation of low-relief, high-elevation surface patches."
What does this mean? Why does the tributaries will experience a period of relative base-level rise? Could anyone give me some detail explanation?
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Whipple K X, DiBiase R A, Ouimet W B, et al. Preservation or piracy: Diagnosing low-relief, high-elevation surface formation mechanisms [J]. Geology, 2017, 45(1): G38490.1
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Dear Peng Su,
Allow me to chime in and complement the answer of Daryl Hughes, I am somewhat familiar with the terminology used by Whipple et al. (2017).
Picture a large river system incising in the mountains. There is a trunk river (main river), and many tributaries flow into this trunk river. For each of these individual tributaries, base-level is set by the elevation of the trunk river at the junction. For a tributary, a rise or fall of relative base-level is set by changes in the rate of incision of the trunk river relative to the rate of incision in the tributary. At equilibrium, the tributary erodes the landscape at the rate set by the trunk river at the junction.
If the trunk river starts to incise faster, then the tributary experiences a relative base-level fall as the junction with the trunk river lowers faster than the average erosion rate of the tributary.
On the contrary, if the incision rate of the trunk river is reduced, then the tributary experiences a relative base-level rise: the incision rate of the trunk river becomes slower than that of the tributary. This is what happens when the trunk river is beheaded and loses a significant amount of water discharge.
It is important to realize that you do not need a phase of net aggradation to force relative base level rise, it can simply result from lowered rates of incision.
I hope this helps,
best wishes,
Luca
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Hi Team!
Calling All South Africans!
I need some a few more responses to my survey and would appreciate your participation!
I want to know what your opinion on television series and/or film piracy is! It only takes 10 minutes!
Please help me by completing the survey here: goo.gl/XErkyT
Thanks so much!
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Hi,
I've updated the link as well as the eligibility criteria in the post description. Thanks
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I'm looking for an instrument to measure digital piracy. I know that researchers have been using hypothetical scenarios to measure specific piracy behaviors (e.g. download music) but I would like to find a questionnaire to measure more genaral behaviors.
Thank you. 
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Unfortunately such questionnaires have a "When did you last beat your wife?" effect on respondents (i.e., you're likely to get less valid responses than usual). 
I would suggest that a direct questionnaire would not be as effective trying to develop metrics based on more objective criteria.  E.g., if you had access to reports on the contents of seized hard drives: 450 songs without DRM, 20 with DRM, 120 pictures, ..... 
The only problems with the above example is that I would suspect that such reports may not be publicly available and extrapolating from this sample would not be representative..... ;)
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I'm trying to find news papers about Music piracy in particular in emerging countries. Does this subject have sens for you in this context ?
Thanks for your answers 
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You can Read Mehdi Zahaf papers 
See this link 
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I'm working on the economic impact of illegal downloading on the music market, and I've read a lot of things about the digital copyright millenium act and its application : the Napster case. The first was enacted in 1998 and the latter took place between 2000 and 2002. Could it be related to the crash of the internet economy which happened in the 2000s (the "dot com" crash) ?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
Respectfully, A.Baumann.
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I will add to the observations above. I was working for a start-up in Silicon Valley when the crash happened. From my perspective, it seemed like there was irrational exuberance among investors. Any idea that involved ".com" was able to get funded. It almost seemed like the normal logical analysis of whether there was a real business was out the window. A great documentary, in my opinion, that captures much of what was going on at the time is Start-up.com.
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Video piracy has been causing a great loss to the producers, distributors and exhibitors of motion pictures. The film makers are also loosing millions of dollars due to video piracy, especially Hollywood, and the Bollywood video copyright owners along with their Governments by way of loss in revenue. This menace needs to be addressed as soon as possible before it is too late, and lest the film makers stop making the blockbuster motion pictures anymore. I need your feedback as to how the law enforcement authorities can tackle this menace of video piracy in today's modern tech savvy world?
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Piracy is a boon/bane really depends on the context. There are a few serious academic studies out there that have shown that piracy can benefit the copyright holders, drive industry innovation and creativity, and result in the creation of new markets. It can also result, in reduced sales. There are no easy answers - it depends on basic economics (supply/demand and price). Most people, when they have access to reasonably priced goods/services won't engage in piracy. Similarly, those that do, would probably not purchase the good/service anyways (so, no loss of sale). 
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Is not clear for me if is it possible to research local or indigenous knowledge about environment (collective and millenary wisdom) without risk of "paving the way" to biopiracy. How can participatory action research "make science" without publishing "findings"?
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One way is to keep published findings within the community, by creating books and/ or databases that are only accessible to the community you are working with which can help them preserve traditional knowledge through records of names, techniques, uses etc. Another approach is benefit sharing agreements, but then if findings are published they can be used by other people.