Skip to main content

Plagiarism and How to Avoid it: Plagiarism Cases

Guide on Plagiarism and how to avoid it

Politicians & Plagiarism

In 2011 and 2013, a number of high profile German politicians were embroiled in plagiarism allegations, including the Defence Minister and Education Minister of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet. Click on the links below to read more about them.

Other politicians embroiled in plagiarism allegations

Harvard undergrad accused of plagiarism

In 2006, Harvard Undergrad Kaavya Viswanatha's book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life was pulled off the shelves due to allegations of plagiarism. Click on the links below to read more about the case. Do you believe Viswanathan when she said that it might be a case of crytomnesia, or as she puts it, a case of internalising what she had read?

Plagiarism in academic institutions

Read more about these cases of academics (and some students) and what happens when they plagiarise.