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Is self plagiarism ok?
Old 26th December 2018
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Is self plagiarism ok?

Many institutions do more than frown on self-plagiarism. What do you think; is it ok to plagiarize yourself?
Old 26th December 2018
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Hell, Hans Zimmer built an entire career on it.
Old 26th December 2018
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It seems he often steals from himself, When those earlier compositions were sold (whole or in part) to someone else and then he re-purposes parts into a new film; I guess its like double dipping. If the owners don't care probably nothing will ever happen. In school, if you reuse you own words you have to 'cite' your original paper otherwise they say you are plagiarizing yourself so funny...
Old 2nd January 2019
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Many institutions do more than frown on self-plagiarism. What do you think; is it ok to plagiarize yourself?
I don't know which institutions you're referring to, but I've never heard of any composer frowning on self-plagiarizing.

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Old 2nd January 2019
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As long as you don't find out about it, I guess you are ok.
Old 2nd January 2019
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As long as you don't find out about it, I guess you are ok.
...or as long as you're not the litigious sort.

Er, um, I mean as long as you're not the self-litigious sort.
Old 3rd January 2019
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As long as you don't find out about it, I guess you are ok.
Makes me think of this:

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(sorry for not using embed but unfortunately GS doesn't let you use the time setting where you can post a video starting at a specific time)
Old 3rd January 2019
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Its considered cheating if you don't correctly cite yourself as the source in many universities and colleges on term papers etc. It sounds weird but the times are a changing. What if you have 2 personalities?
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