Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood,
The Chamber of Justice has convened and issued a verdict in the pending case of DB v. Hakatsuki. Following an investigation, Hakatsuki was charged with two counts of Cheating and Plagiarism and one count of False Statements.
The detailed Verdict and Justicar's Opinion for the case can be found in the PDF file linked below. Please note that the written opinion is generally found on the page after announcement of the verdict.
The verdict was as follows:
Case #063 - DB v. Hakatsuki - Opinion PDF
I want to note that there have been an unusually high number of plagiarism issues coming before the Chamber this year. Most have not resulted in charges like this case, but it seems a general reminder is needed: do not submit another's work as your own without giving attribution to the source. That goes for written work, graphics, video, audio, whole works, and portions. It applies to competitions, the Wiki, dossier avatars, etc. All you have to do to stay out of trouble is include an indication of where the work originated and what, if any, changes you made to it. In a competition, that means using the "Textual Submission" box to provide a link, or a name, of the source work; on the Wiki, you can make a note under an image. If you have any questions, please reach out and ask for clarification.
Signed and sealed in Justice,
Justicar of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood
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