Chamber of Justice Communique #017
On this day, May 31, 2007 of the Liberated Brotherhood, I the
Justicar of the Brotherhood now announce the punishment that this
Chamber lays upon Ashura Isradia.
Upon the conclusion of fair and just proceedings, this Chamber
On the Charge of Plagiarism -
You did willingly and knowingly copy the majority of your article on
"Aerunians" directly from another authors work and tried to pass it
off as your own. You did not give proper credit to the original
author, and you were rewarded for completing this task.
You have been found GUILTY.
Sentencing for the party is as follows:
Removal of Medals given for plagiarized work
Letter of Reprimand
Three Months Probation
The terms of probation are thus:
-The guilty party may not receive promotion, appointment to
position, or any citation or honor of merit without the explicit
permission of the Justicar
Signed and Sealed in Justice,
Dark Side Adept Kir Taldrya Katarn
Justicar and High Protector of the Dark Brotherhood
_Chamber of Justice Communique #017b
The Chamber received a complaint from an outside party, a man who authors a website dedicated to Gnomes. His complaint was that he had stumbled upon the DB Wiki and found quite a bit of a specific article plagiarized from his own material. The wiki article in question was about the "Aerunian's", who were the native race on one of Clan Plagueis' planets. The author had posted his original information years before, and was upset that his information was being used inappropriately and without credit.
The Chamber initiated an investigation, and determined that Ashura Isradia had been the author of the article. In the wiki article Ashura had merely taken portions of the Gnomes information, and replaced "Gnomes" with "Aerunian's". Upon closer examination it was revealed that approximately 60% of the article was copied word-for-word from the Gnomes website. Ashura was also given a medal for his work writing the information.
After the investigation was complete, the Chamber charged Ashura with plagiarism, for copying the majority of the "Aerunians" article directly from another authors work and passing it off as his own. Ashura plead not guilty to the charges, and the Chamber proceeded to a Trial by Justicar. The Justicar determined that the defendant was guilty of plagiarism, however he was delayed in making the sentencing announcement. During the delay, Ashura independently made contact with the original author and apologized for his mistake. In addition he was extremely cooperative with the Chamber and accepted responsibility for his actions. Due to these circumstances, the Chamber removed the intended demotion from his sentence, thus leaving the final sentence as removal of medals given for the article and six months probation.
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