Misunderstanding Academic Integrity

The Associated Press reports that a group of students at the University of Texas at San Antonio were tasked with coming up with a code of academic integrity in order to combat plagiarism.  Now these students are being investigated for plagiarising their code from that of Brigham Young University.

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Borrowing ideas is one thing. Borrowing text word-for-word without acknowledging your source is plagiarism.

Every student in every college/university has the rules about plagiarism hammered into their noggins from Day 1.
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Ugh please.

How is replicating another school's law / rule / code plagiarism? That falls in the realm of fair use. Lots of governing organizations "steal" ideas from others policies, by-laws, and regulation. There is no need to cite.
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